13 May 2016 - 05 Jun 2016


The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition showcases 44 portraits that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Selected from a national field of entries, the portraits flicker with complex emotional registers. Outwardly bold, they suggest inner reflection. Surety is based upon serenity. Innocence is deepened by a flash of self-awareness. In the evening air, in space, self-hood is quietly energised.

This exhibition includes works by the winner for 2015 is Portrait of Ali by Hoda Afshar, and highly commended Kathrine Williams, amongst others.

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

Dates: Friday, 13 May to Sunday, 5 June 2016
Times: 10am–5pm daily
Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required


Image: Hoda Afshar, Portrait of Ali, 2014


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