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Annette Kellerman, c. 1907 (printed 2003) by H. Walter Barnett
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Indecent Exposure is an exhibition I have been anticipating for quite some time because it explores one of my favourite subjects from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection, Annette Kellerman.

Jack Nicholson, 2002 by Martin Schoeller
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Martin Schoeller’s Close-Up opened at the National Portrait Gallery in November 2010.

Portrait of Ern Malley by Sidney Nolan (1973) Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Gift of Sidney and Cynthia Nolan, 1974
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All the portraits in the NPG have a real human being hidden behind them. While they are unlikely to leap out at you and grab you by the ears, they all began as actual human lives. Someone, for whatever reason, chose to commemorate or preserve that person’s image, and thus the portrait was made.

Could this be performance art? Photo taken by Tamsin Hong at the ADFA Graduation Parade, 9th December 2010
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This morning, I was becoming marvelously drenched from the pouring Canberra rain watching my buddy in the annual Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA ) graduation parade.

Postcards

Reflections on portraiture

'Postcards' are reflections on portraiture by Portrait Gallery Director, Angus Trumble, and others.