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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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National Youth Self Portrait Prize

NYSPP 2010

Previous exhibition from Thursday 22 July 2010 until Sunday 12 September 2010

An annual event, the National Youth Self Portrait Prize seeks to encourage young people to embrace self portraiture and its expressive possibilities.

masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner
masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac. NYSPP 2010 winner

Sponsored by ADFAS and the Tallis Foundation, a $10000 prize is offered for the most outstanding self portrait. The winner of the National Youth Self Portrait Prize 2010 was Bridget Mac.

15 portraits

1Insomnia, 2010 by Tom Cramond. 2I-draw construct, 2010 by Todd Fuller. 3Karmel, 2010 by Robbie Karmel. 4Self, 2010 by Sarah Catherine Firth. 5I, Goghbot, 2010 by Reges Lobud. 6The Burden of Lachesis, 2010 by Kim Buck. 7A portrait of the sandwich artist as a young man, 2010 by Joel Arthur. 8sister girl, 2010 by Jessie Victoria Bonson. 9Bath, 2010 by James Barnett. 10Egocentric, 2010 by Erwin Strobel. 11The wake up call, 2010 by Emilio Cresciani. 12Daniel Kim, 2010 by Daniel Kim. 13Real nothings, 2010 by Alyssa Chow. 14Untitled (Portrait of Twenty Eight Days; 1.Productive 2.Relieved 3.Anxious 4.Defeated 5.Accomplished 6.Angry 7.Extatic 8.Loved 9.Exhausted 10.Excited 11.Inspired 12.Sexy 13.Sad 14.Energised 15.Strong 16.Safe 17.Hopeful 18.Depressed 19.Nervous 20.Desperate by Ashleigh Garwood.

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Hugh, 2009 by Hugh Marchant
Hugh, 2009 by Hugh Marchant
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Hugh, 2009 by Hugh Marchant

National Youth Self Portrait Prize

NYSPP 2009

Previous exhibition, 2009

An annual event, the National Youth Self Portrait Prize seeks to encourage young people to embrace self portraiture and its expressive possibilities.

masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner
masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner
masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner
masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner

Eyes on the Prize

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

A short visual essay of some of the works in the National Youth Self Portrait Prize 2010.

Cate Blanchett, 2006 by Martin Schoeller
Cate Blanchett, 2006 by Martin Schoeller
Cate Blanchett, 2006 by Martin Schoeller
Cate Blanchett, 2006 by Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller

Close up

Previous exhibition, 2010

German-born American photographer Martin Schoeller's first exhibition in Australia presents compelling large-scale portraits. The exhibition explores human identity through photographs of individuals accustomed and unaccustomed to the spotlight.

True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages
True Stories - Helen Garner, 2003 Jenny Sages

Jenny Sages

Paths to Portraiture

Previous exhibition, 2010

The exhibition Sages examines the process of portrait making through four large-scale portraits of women by Jenny Sages, paired with intimate preparatory drawings.

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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.