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Headspace 2

Previous exhibition
from Sunday 23 September until Sunday 25 November 2001

A dynamic young people's art exhibition, Hearts/Heads: Headspace II explored portraiture, produced by students from year 7 to year 12. Last year Headspace I proved enormously popular. This year 750 entries were received, from which 163 were drawn for exhibition. Entries come from 67 schools in the Canberra and surrounding regions.

"The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to bring student art to the wider community" says Andrew Sayers, Director of the Gallery.

The exhibits comprehensively explore the capacity of portraiture to visually communicate feelings and emotions. "The exhibition proves the case that the expressive possibilities of portraits are limited only by the imagination of those who produce, interpret, and experience them", says Sayers.

The Hearts/Heads: Headspace II project is developed collaboratively with art educators in schools of the Canberra region.

1 . Jeremy 2001 by Sarah Cocker.

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

Headspace 1

Previous exhibition, 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

The Joy Of Life, 2002 by Janelle McKay
The Joy Of Life, 2002 by Janelle McKay
The Joy Of Life, 2002 by Janelle McKay
The Joy Of Life, 2002 by Janelle McKay

Headspace 3

Being Me

Previous exhibition, 2002

The self-portrait enables students to explore emerging and changing aspects of their own identity, their sense of self, their place in the world, their experience of being human

Self Portrait #1, 1992 by William Yang
Self Portrait #1, 1992 by William Yang
Self Portrait #1, 1992 by William Yang
Self Portrait #1, 1992 by William Yang

William Yang

Australian Chinese

Previous exhibition, 2001

William Yang's art is about the telling of stories, his work is an intriguing mixture of philosophy, autobiography, social history and documentary imbued with a sense of the artist's own curiosity, humanity and humour

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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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