Stars of the Silver Screen
Create a stunning black and silver character headshot with artist Julie Bradley. Inspired by the stars of the silver screen in Starstruck, this self-portrait workshop explores the technique of scraperboard.
Scraperboard is a fun material with an eggshell finish of paint covering a silver cardboard base. When drawn on by scrapping with various tools, the shiny silver base is revealed to create stunning silver self-portraits on a black background.
Children will have an introduction and walk through the exhibition where they will photograph each other and there will be an option to dress up and get fully into film star character. The resulting portraits will be displayed in a Hollywood Boulevard style frieze for family and friends to enjoy before taking the individual portraits home.
All materials provided. Children are asked to bring along their drink bottles and a snack and to dress in casual art making clothes.
Suitable for children aged 6 – 10 years. Places limited.
$35 / $30 Circle of Friends
Australian Movie Portraits
until Sunday 4 March 2018
Striking, beautiful portraiture comes out of the most thoroughly documented creative process there is – filmmaking. In a ground-breaking collaboration the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive invite you into this captivating realm between real and fictional worlds.
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.