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Writing lives - Portraiture and personhood

20 years of portraits

From Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July
Paul Capsis, 2004 by Esther Erlich
Paul Capsis, 2004 by Esther Erlich

The National Portrait Gallery and ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory presents a forum on biography and creativity as part of the Gallery's 20th birthday celebrations. Audiences are invited to participate in discussions and activities bringing to life portrayals of personhood in writing and portraiture.

The inaugural Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture launches the forum.

The forum aims to promote thinking about biographical expression. This reflects the NPG’s role as the home of portraiture, and the ANU School of Art and Design’s spirit of inspiring research in visual arts, art history & theory and curatorship.

The forum will appeal to audiences passionate about biography and visual arts, and is held at the National Portrait Gallery in partnership with the Australian National University Centre for Art History and Art Theory, Canberra.

Event times to be confirmed.

Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture
Friday 29 June 6:00 – 9:00pm

Writing lives forum
Saturday 30 June 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 1 July 10:00am – 2.30pm

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Friday 29 June 2018

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday 30 June 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday 1 July 2018

10:00am – 2:30pm