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Jennifer Higgie: Repainting History

In conversation

Streamed live at 12:30pm (AEST), Thursday 30th June 2022
In conversation with Jennifer Higgie
Video: 1 hour

'A self-portrait isn't simply a rendering of an artist's external appearance: it's also an evocation of who she is and the times she lives in, how she sees herself and what she understands about the world'.

Curator, Joanna Gilmour in conversation with Jennifer Higgie, author of ‘The Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience, Five Hundred Years of Women’s Self Portraits’. Jumping off from self-portraits by female artists featured in Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London, we’ll go on to explore the lives and art of some powerful, inspirational and phenomenally talented female artists from around the globe and throughout the ages.

Due to copyright reasons, the portrait 'Rutu' by Rita Angus can be viewed on TePapa's website here: https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/39499

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