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The making of SKIN in Bare

Youth theatre comes to the Gallery

The making of SKIN in Bare
Video: 12 minutes

This video takes you behind the scenes with a ground-breaking collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and the Canberra Youth Theatre (CYT).

Between 27 and 30 August 2015 within the Bare: Degrees of Undress exhibition space, CYT daily performed a durational work of four hours responding to the exhibition.

The work was completely devised by the performers under the co-direction of Katie Cawthorne and Alison Plevey, SKIN examined the gradual exposure of the human being literally and metaphorically. SKIN won ‘Best Ensemble in a play’ in the 2015 Canberra Area Theatre Awards.

Cast: Joshua Bell; Alex Castello; Casey Elder; Zufi Emerson; Stefanie Lekkas; Isha Menon; Genevieve Phipps; Aseniya Rambukwella; and Mia Tuco.

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Bare

Degrees of undress

Previous exhibition, 2015

Bare: Degrees of undress celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin. 

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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.