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Writing lives, revealing lives – Portraiture and personhood

20 years of portraits

From Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July
Paul Capsis, 2004 by Esther Erlich
Paul Capsis, 2004 by Esther Erlich

The National Portrait Gallery and ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory presents a forum on biography and creativity as part of the Gallery's 20th birthday celebrations. The forum aims to promote thinking about biographical expression, bringing to life portrayals of personhood in writing and portraiture through discussions and activities. This reflects the NPG’s role as the home of portraiture, and the ANU School of Art and Design’s spirit of inspiring research in visual arts, art history & theory and curatorship.

Speakers include art critic Sebastian Smee, singer and actor Paul Capsis, artist and curator Brenda L Croft, as well as artists from So Fine. Writer and artist Kim Mahood and novelist Francesca Rendle-Short will provide workshops.

The inaugural Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture launches the forum on Friday 29 June at 6:00pm.

Saturday 30 June 2018

10:00am – 4:30pm

Sunday 1 July 2018

10:00am – 2:30pm