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Adams Apple, 2013 by Petrina Hicks
Adams Apple, 2013 by Petrina Hicks

Petrina Hicks has exhibited widely throughout Australia, and internationally, including Germany, Spain, France, Italy, USA and Japan. Her work was selected for screening in the 17th International Videobrasil (2011) and featured in Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2010). She has received the Josephine Ulrick Photography Award for Portraiture (2003), ABN Emerging Artist Award (2008), La Cité, Paris Residency (2008), and a Fellowship with the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany (2009). Her works are held in numerous public and private collections including the AGNSW, QAG, NGV, NGA and Artbank. Hicks is the 2014 winner of the Bowness prize.

5 portraits

1 Ego, 2013. 2 Two vases, 2013. Both by Petrina Hicks.

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Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks
Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks
Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks
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In the flesh

Previous exhibition, 2014

In the flesh is an enthralling and immersive experience of contemporary art that confronts the concept of humanness and the experiences of consciousness and emotion. Featuring ten Australian artists including Jan Nelson, Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Michael Peck, the exhibition explores themes of intimacy, empathy, transience, transition, vulnerability, alienation, restlessness, reflection, mortality and acceptance.

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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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