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Electric!

Portraits that pop!

Previous exhibition
from Tuesday 11 September 2018 until Monday 22 April 2019
Creatures of Leisure series (David 'Bird' Twohill)
Creatures of Leisure series (David 'Bird' Twohill), 1982 Paul Worstead. © Paul Worstead

Celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday summer with Electric! Portraits that pop! The collection exhibition features a mix of bright, bold and colourful paintings, prints and photographs, and buoyant video portraits.

40 portraits

1 Sir Robert May AC KT, 1999 Polly Borland. © Polly Borland. 2 Christine Manfield, 1997 Selina Snow. © Selina Snow. 3 Acacius (Stigmata) - Tony Carden, 1991 AñA Wojak. © AñA Wojak. 4 Nicole Kidman, c. 1980 Lewis Morley. © Lewis Morley Archive LLC. 5 Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland. © Polly Borland. 6 Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross. © Sally Ross.

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