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Portrait 65

Autumn/Winter 2021

In this issue:

  • Observation point with Rick Amor
  • Joanna Gilmour on the exuberant union of fashion pioneers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, captured in luminescent splendour by artist Carla Fletcher.
  • Sandra Bruce gazes on love and the portrait through Australian Love Stories’ multi-faceted prism.
  • Charting a path from cockatiel to finch, Annette Twyman explores her family portraits and stories.
  • Stephen Valambras Graham traverses the intriguing socio-political terrain behind two iconic First Nations portraits of the 1850s.
  • Penelope Grist discovers the rich narratives in Peter Wegner’s series of centenarian portraits.
  • National Portrait Gallery director Karen Quinlan AM nominates her quintet of favourites from the collection, with early twentieth-century ‘selfies’ filling the roster.
  • Tom Fryer surveys the twentieth-century architectural project, and finds representation and the portrait were integral elements.
  • Inga Walton on the brief but brilliant life of Hugh Ramsay.

and much more!

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Portrait is the preeminent journal of Australian and international portraiture.