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Kate Grenville

'Making Stories'

Making Stories An interview with Kate Grenville
Video: 3 minutes

Australian writer Kate Grenville discusses her career and portrait by Jenny Sages.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

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2 portraits

1Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages. 2Kate Grenville, 2008 Tim Georgeson.

Related information

Kate Grenville reading The Secret River video: 6 minutes
Kate Grenville reading The Secret River video: 6 minutes
Kate Grenville reading The Secret River video: 6 minutes
Kate Grenville reading The Secret River video: 6 minutes

Kate Grenville

'The secret river'

Portrait story

Kate Grenville reads a passage from her novel The secret river and describes its creation.

Each morning when I wake up I put on my mothers face, 2000
Each morning when I wake up I put on my mothers face, 2000
Each morning when I wake up I put on my mothers face, 2000
Each morning when I wake up I put on my mothers face, 2000

Paths to portraiture

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

The life and art of Australian artist Jenny Sages is on display in the exhibition Paths to Portraiture.

Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages
Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages
Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages
Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages

Handing on the baton

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond explores the life of ballerina Irina Baranova through the portrait by Australian artist Jenny Sages.

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

True Stories

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2005

The story behind the creation of the portrait of Helen Garner by Jenny Sages.

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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.