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Headspace 3

Being Me

Previous exhibition
from Saturday 7 September until Sunday 10 November 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. This exhibition of secondary student portrait art is an important way for students to assimilate their own ideas about self-identity and art making processes. In Being Me: Headspace IIII emphasis is placed on the process of realising ideas through experimentation with materials.

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

The National Portrait Gallery's third exhibition of secondary student art will feature 170 self-portraits by Year 7-12 students from Canberra and the surrounding regions. Works range across media - mixed media, painting, collage, sculpture, wearable art, drawing, photography, print-making, video, and paintings.

7 portraits

1 Infinite, 2002 by Grayson Stopp. 2 Self-portrait In Apron, 2002 by Joel Gaudiosi. 3 Self-portrait, 2002 by Lauren Ferns. 4 The Sum Of My Parts, 2002 by Megan Thomas. 5 Green Man, 2002 by Oliver Hunter. 6 One, 2002 by Phillipa Webb.

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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

Checkered Past, 2003 by Alex Epoff
Checkered Past, 2003 by Alex Epoff
Checkered Past, 2003 by Alex Epoff
Checkered Past, 2003 by Alex Epoff

Headspace 4

Facing Memory

Previous exhibition, 2003

Facing Memory: Headspace 4 provides us with valuable insights into the thoughts, creative processes and art-making practices of secondary students from Year 7 to Year 12 from sixty-two schools in the Australian Capital Territory, regional New South Wales and Victoria

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993

Rarely Everage

The Lives of Barry Humphries

Previous exhibition, 2002

The exhibition begins with Barry's childhood in Camberwell, Melbourne and chronicles his days as a struggling actor in Australia and England, his creation of characters including Barry McKenzie, Dame Edna Everage, Sandy Stone and Sir Les Patterson

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