Express Yourself

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Express Yourself is drawn from the National Portrait Gallery’s Contemporary Collection and highlights portraits of Australians whose unique life experiences symbolise social and cultural themes. The portraits attest to the facility of photographic portraiture to convey compelling psychological depth. The exhibition will premiere a newly commissioned portrait of Rosie Batty by photographer Nikki Toole. Recognised as a spokesperson for combatting domestic violence, Rosie Batty was awarded Australian of the Year in 2015. Short interviews with sitters and artists complement the portraits displayed.

CURATORIAL FLOOR TALK
Dr Anne Sanders
Curatorial Researcher, National Portrait Gallery

Saturday 16 February 2019 at 10.30am

A National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition.

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

Image credit: Jeff Fenech & John Lewis 1986 by Graham McCarter, gelatin silver photograph. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Purchased 2011

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