Gallery Opening Night - Living Memory The National Portrait Gallery

Gallery Opening Night - Living Memory The National Portrait Gallery

On 01.07.2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Save to calendar

At  Goldfields Arts Centre
Goldfields, WA, Australia

Cost: Free

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Please join us at the Goldfields Arts Centre for light refreshments as we launch the Living Memory - National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 T

he Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize 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. This edition of the prize incorporates a year like no other: 2020. Accordingly, the title - Living Memory - acknowledges the period's seismic events. More than 3,000 entries were received, and the judges, National Gallery of Australia Director Nick Mitzevich, NPG Director Karen Quinlan AM, and renowned Australian photographer Bill Henson selected 79 works for the exhibition of finalists, almost double the usual amount.

Karen Quinlan said judges were moved and humbled by the number and quality of work received. ‘The nature of an annual photography prize means the works presented often reflect significant events from the preceding year. 2020 was, of course, a year like no other and for many of us, one we will never forget.’ Ms Quinlan said more finalists have been included in the 2021 NPPP as a way of acknowledging the impacts the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the creative community. 45 of the finalists’ works will be on display at the Goldfields Arts Centre from July 1.

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.

Opening Event: Friday, 1 July from 6.00pm Venue: Goldfields Arts Centre Gallery, 35 Cheetham Street Kalgoorlie WA 6430 Exhibition: 1 July - 22 August, 2022 - Mon to Sat 10am - 3pm

We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends for the occasion. This exhibition is free and open to (and we warmly welcome) all community members. -The Goldfields Arts Centre team


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