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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.

Headspace 8

The Journey

Previous exhibition from Saturday 15 September 2007 until Sunday 4 November 2007

This year's theme calls upon students to consider the concept of 'The Journey'. Through their work, in a myriad of mediums, this year students have explored the exhibition theme broadly.

The Heart
The Heart

Students analysed their conceptions of journeying and travel creatively. They have produced works that show, for example, the passage of time, a personal quest; ways in which we navigate; a choice of direction; a journey remembered; a journey imagined; what are you going towards?; what would it mean to go back?; the point of departure; or arriving at their destination.

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Escape, 2006 by Eddy Collett
Escape, 2006 by Eddy Collett
Escape, 2006 by Eddy Collett
Escape, 2006 by Eddy Collett

Headspace 7

Me and My Place

Previous exhibition, 2006

Headspace 7: Me and My Place, the seventh in the National Portrait Gallery's series of student exhibitions, will be presented at Commonwealth Place. Me and My Place is the curatorial theme for the 2006 exhibition.

Step by Step
Step by Step
Step by Step
Step by Step

Journey into Headspace...

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2007

The theme for the National Portrait Gallery's eighth exhibition of student portraiture was The Journey.

Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer
Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer
Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer
Rose’s afternoon delight, 2009 by Rose Hammer

Headspace 9

Self Identities - Making Connections

Previous exhibition, 2009

Headspace 9 is an exhibition of outstanding student self portraits (paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography and media arts) by Year 10, 11 and 12 school students that will engage a national audience.

Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

Photography is the most pervasive and popular medium for portraiture and makes a natural fit with the Gallery, being a natural extension of the Gallery's longstanding commitment to photography as a contemporary portrait medium.

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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.