A workshop with Sarah Rice
Join poet and scholar Sarah Rice for a special masterclass on poetry as portraiture. ‘Poetic Portraits’ will examine notions of identity, the self and other, truth and illusion, memory and memorial. Examine a range of poetry and art examples and explore their philosophic underpinnings. Workshop participants will be introduced to different ways of writing poetic portraits and guided through exercises to conceive and draft original pieces. Includes break for lunch.
Sarah’s first full-length collection of poetry Fingertip of the Tongue is forthcoming with UWAP in October 2017. This event is held in partnership with the Canberra Writers Festival.
A folio of British street portraits 1824–1844
until Sunday 22 October 2017
Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824–1844 is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century.
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.