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Portrait 68

Summer 2022/23

In this issue:

  • Penelope Grist and Rebecca Ray talk to the artists in Portrait23: Identity about transcending modes of portraiture.
  • David Hansen’s tribute to his close friend, prince of words and former National Portrait Gallery director, the late Angus Trumble.
  • Rebecca Ray reflects on Robert Fielding’s Mayatjara series, honouring songlines and intergenerational knowedge.
  • Jennifer Higgie reveals how Alice Neel reinvigorated 20th century portraiture with her honest and perceptive depictions of the human experience.
  • Rebecca Ray explores the way identity, belonging and connectedness are translated through materiality in First Nations portraiture.
  • Elspeth Pitt chats with Archibald Prize-winning artist Yvette Coppersmith about performance, coincidences and the intersection of art and life.
  • Joanna Gilmour delves into a collection display that celebrates the immediacy and potency of drawing as an art form in its own right.
  • Artist Vincent Fantauzzo on dyslexia, connection and virtual sittings with Hugh Jackman.
  • Bradley Vincent considers Samuel Hodge’s use of the archive to create a queer vernacular of portraiture.
  • Joanna Gilmour profiles Violet Teague, whose sophisticated works hid her originality and non-conformity in plain sight.

Articles from this issue will be published online when Portrait 69 is out. Until then, you can purchase Portrait 68 online from The Curatoreum.

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