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Panel discussion

Living Memory

Streamed live at 2:00pm (AEST), Saturday 31st July 2021
Living Memory panel discussion
Video: 56 minutes

A dynamic panel discussion interrogating some of the themes revealed in Living Memory.

Sandra Bruce, Director Collection and Exhibitions leads the conversation and introduces the Prize in its current iteration and its driving principles in this extraordinary year to support artists.

Mike Bowers, former finalist and Guardian photojournalist will speak about his personal experiences involved in reporting the fires and other significant moments of 2020 and provide insight into communities he visited.

Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, former CEO of Butterfly Foundation, will discuss the effects, both short and long term, on individuals and groups, of the events of the past year.

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Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Previous exhibition, 2021

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan

Australian Love stories

Family, friends, fanatics and foes (and everything in between!)

Previous exhibition, 2021

Reconnect and reflect with our new major exhibition, Australian Love Stories (in real life!) as we explore love, affection and connection in all its guises.

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