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Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture 2019

A Face to the Future: The Third Decade

Karen Quinlan AM
Audio: 47 minutes

For our Annual Lecture, Director Karen Quinlan AM expands upon her vision for the National Portrait Gallery and talks about plans for the institution's third decade. 

'If there is one person l wish with all my heart l could chat to during these first few months of becoming the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, it’s Andrew Sayers.’ Karen Quinlan.

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7 portraits

1NPPP 2019 launch. 2Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell. 3The Young Family, 2002 ​​​​​​​by Patricia Piccinini. 4Girl with cigarette c.1925 by Agnes Goodsir. 5Tudors to Windsors installation view. 6Toni Maticevski installation view. 7Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson.

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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.