WHO ARE YOU? Find out at the NGV with Australian Portraiture

In an exhibition that poses the question “what is portraiture?”, you can now take a journey into the Australian face at the National Gallery of Victoria.

From March to August this year, the NGV will feature more than two-hundred works by Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Atong Atem, Howard Arkley, Vincent Namatjira and Tracey Moffatt, and featuring sitters including Cate Blanchett, Albert Namatjira, Queen Elizabeth II, Eddie Mabo and David Gulpilil all to explore our inner worlds and outer selves, as well as issues of sociability, intimacy, isolation, celebrity and ordinariness.

The whole exhibition is about revealing the rich artistic synergies and contrasts between the two institutions’ collections, this co-curated exhibition considers portraiture in Australia across time and media, as well as the role of the portraiture genre in the development of a sense of Australian national identity.

What does that mean for you?

To discover it and more, head to the NGV website

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