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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.

Fine art portraiture: from concept to execution

with Forough Yavari

To be rescheduled
© Forough Yavari
© Forough Yavari

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$130 / $120 concession / $110 Circle of Friends

Check our latest conditions of entry related to COVID-19.

Join award-winning photographer Forough Yavari on a journey to learn how to create intricate, gallery-style fine art portraits from scratch.

Ideal for both beginners wanting to learn the basics of fine art portraiture, and experienced professionals looking to polish their skills. Forough will show you how to add a fine art sensibility to your photography – from planning the shoot through to creating the final breathtaking work.

Make sure to bring your camera so you can take part in a live shoot!

Forough Yavari is an award-winning portrait and fine art photographer based in Brisbane. After studying at Art University, photography turned from a personal hobby into a professional challenge. The result of her endeavours includes numerous painting and photography exhibitions, and an impressive portfolio of national and international awards such as the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Master of Photography in 2018, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Master of Photography in 2019, and WPPI Double Master of Photography in 2020.

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Sponsored by EIZO 

Want to see what your photographs look like on an EIZO ColorEdge monitor? Well here’s your chance! There’ll be a selection of monitors on show for you to see your work before or after Grace’s demonstration. Simply upload your image file here. File size no larger than 5Mb please. We’ll delete your image straight after the workshop. Any questions please contact info@eizo.com.au

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from Saturday 31 July

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Always available

An educational and fun 14-day adults’ introduction to portraiture.

Entry tickets

Every day

We’re taking daily bookings as part of our COVID-19 Safety Plan. This is to make sure you have a safe and memorable visit without things getting too squishy.

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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.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency