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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 5

Crystal Gazing

Previous exhibition from Saturday 11 September 2004 until Sunday 7 November 2004

Crystal Gazing: Headspace V, the fifth in the National Portrait Gallery's program of secondary student portrait exhibitions, invites students from Canberra and the surrounding regions to explore the possibilities of portraiture.

Losing Faith, 2004 by Alexandra Cody
Losing Faith, 2004 by Alexandra Cody

The exhibition theme Crystal Gazing, focuses on aspects of time and encourages students to reflect on how they can represent their hopes and aspirations for the future.

9 portraits

1Tree – Mankind – Links II, 2004 by Maximiliano Alcazar-Stevens. 2Building My World, 2004 by Claire Sutton. 3I See, 2004 by Gene Anthony Nichols. 4Hypnotized, 2004 by Ray Lichtenberg.

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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

Losing Faith, 2004 by Alexandra Cody
Losing Faith, 2004 by Alexandra Cody
Losing Faith, 2004 by Alexandra Cody
Losing Faith, 2004 by Alexandra Cody

Time is precious

Magazine article by David Sequeira, 2004

Headspace5: Crystal Gazing highlighted the diversity of materials and techniques that young people use for self expression. David Sequeira presents a personal view of three works in the exhibition.

Battye Blue, 2005 by Phoenix Battye
Battye Blue, 2005 by Phoenix Battye
Battye Blue, 2005 by Phoenix Battye
Battye Blue, 2005 by Phoenix Battye

Headspace 6

Who Am I?

Previous exhibition, 2005

The sixth in the National Portrait Gallery’s series of student exhibitions, will feature 200 portrait artworks, both two and three-dimensional, from secondary school students from across Australia

Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Masters of Fare

Chefs, winemakers, providores

Previous exhibition, 2004

Masters of fare: chefs, winemakers, providores celebrates men and women who have championed the unique culinary characteristics and produce of Australia, enriching our lives with new ideas and new flavours over the past forty years.

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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.