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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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Headspace 1

Previous exhibition
from Friday 28 July until Sunday 29 October 2000

Headspace showcases portrait art produced by secondary students from Year 7 to Year 12 in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in Canberra and its surrounding regions extending to Wollongong, Deniliquin, Leeton, Crookwell, Bombala, Narooma and Albury.

Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston
Monochromatic Self-Portrait, 2000 by Genevieve Preston

Headspace is the first student exhibition to be held at the National Portrait Gallery. Embracing all learning levels of secondary education Headspace documents aesthetic, technical and conceptual developmental stages of art production appropriate to these learning levels.

The National Portrait Gallery is committed to the support and promotion of art making practices in the formal school sector by providing a context for its exhibition. Through Headspace we hope to bridge art produced in the secondary school environment and the wider community. Part of making art a more meaningful pursuit, and connecting it to a wider world, consists of making the world of art itself wider.

For complete development in art education, students need opportunities to exhibit their work. Headspace gives young artists a chance to reflect on their work, to see their progress, and to be stimulated to develop in new ways. It is a testament to the effectiveness of the National Portrait Gallery's educational programs created by a team led by Pamela Clelland Gray and Maria Gravias that so many students produced work for Headspace.

I congratulate the schools, the students and their teachers on the huge range of excellent work in the exhibition.

Andrew Sayers

Director
National Portrait Gallery

12 portraits

1 Identity in Materialism, 2000 by Caitlin Evans. 2 Jessica Hanratty, 2000 by Jessica Hanratty. 3 Alanna Edwards, 2000 by Alanna Edwards. 4 Laura, 2000 by Laura Phippen.

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Jeremy, 2001 by Sarah Cocker
Jeremy, 2001 by Sarah Cocker
Jeremy, 2001 by Sarah Cocker
Jeremy, 2001 by Sarah Cocker

Headspace 2

Previous exhibition, 2001

A dynamic young people's art exhibition, Hearts/Heads: Headspace II explored portraiture, produced by students from year 7 to year 12

From Face to Face

Portraits by David Moore

Previous exhibition, 2000

Through David Moore's camera we meet many of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century - in diverse areas of achievement - as well as anonymous faces which speak directly to us in these photographs.

Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)
Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)
Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)
Sir Richard Branson, 1999 by David Mach (b. 1956)

Best of British

Contemporary Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London

Previous exhibition, 2000

For the first hundred years or so of its existence, The National Portrait Gallery in London had no contemporary collection at all

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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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