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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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Virtual highlights tour

The masked sitter

Tuesday 9 February 2021
Live online
Ben Quilty, 2012 Andrew Quilty. © Andrew Quilty

Ben Quilty talks about portraiture as ‘a recording of a moment that reflects the sharing of a story.’ So that got us thinking: Can a portrait ever capture the genuine essence of a person, or it’s simply what they want you to see? Join us as we ponder ‘masks versus the real McCoy!’

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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