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Open Air

Portraits in the Landscape

Daily from Wednesday 3 December 2008 until Sunday 1 March 2009

Open Air is an exhibition of portraits of Australians in environments of particular significance to them.

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

The exhibition extends the notion of portraiture beyond the simple definition of 'pictures with faces' to embrace deeply-rooted visual expressions of identity in which various artists have engaged with different kinds of ancestral history. Inclusive, lyrical and strongly Australian in character.

16 portraits

1The crime writer Shane Maloney, 2004 Rick Amor. 2Jeffrey Smart, 1992 Greg Weight. 3Joshua Ross, 2006 Sahlan Hayes. 4Peter Carey in Kelly country, 2000 Bruce Armstrong. 5Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore. 6Arthur Boyd, Bundanon, New South Wales, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore.

Related people

Dr Sarah Engledow (curator)

Andrew Sayers AM

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