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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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The Look

Currently touring: Geelong Gallery
Saturday 7th March until Sunday 3rd May 2020
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott

Featuring striking photographic portraits of contemporary figures from the National Portrait Gallery collection, The Look is an aesthetic treat with a lashing of je ne sais quoi.

68 portraits in the exhibition

1Tilman Ruff, 2019 Nikki Toole. 2Ian Thorpe, 1998 (printed 2019) Brett Canet-Gibson. 3Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman. 4Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley. 5Cathy Freeman, 1994 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley. 6Steve Kilbey, 1981 (printed 2018) Gary Ede.

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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.