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Portrait 64

Summer 2019/20

In this issue:

  • Observation point with Keith Burt.
  • Joanna Gilmour reveals love’s more intense manifestations in the tale of Lord Kenelm and Venetia Digby.
  • Sandra Phillips on portraits of Indigenous activism from Cairns Art Gallery’s 2019 Queen’s Land Blak Portraiture exhibition.
  • Inga Walton traces the poignant path of photographer Polixeni Papapetrou, revealed in the NGV’s summer retrospective.
  • Aimee Board chats to emerging photographer Charles Dennington.
  • Andrew Mayo explores the portrait piscatorial, with help from two of its most creative practitioners.
  • Close encounters are the genesis for Graeme Drendel’s enticing portraiture.
  • Penelope Grist spends some quality time with the Portrait Gallery’s summer collection exhibition, Eye to Eye.
  • Penelope Grist finds philanthropy and fashion underpin the story of Susan Wakil AO.
  • Marian Anderson’s glorious voice thrust her into stardom, and a more reluctant role as American civil rights pioneer.
  • Sarah Engledow pens a fond farewell to acclaimed science historian Ann Moyal.

and much more!

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