WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture is one of the most comprehensive explorations of portraiture undertaken in Australia. Drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, the artworks span disciplines and chronologies, challenging traditional perceptions about portraiture.
Encompassing themes of identity, isolation, politics, celebrity and the social sphere, WHO ARE YOU features more than 200 works by celebrated Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Atong Atem, Nora Heysen, Howard Arkley, Vincent Namatjira and Tracey Moffatt, and sitters including Cate Blanchett, Helena Rubinstein, David Gulpilil and Marcia Langton.
Alongside these contributions sit new essays by some of Australia’s foremost writers, artists and thinkers, including Phillip Adams, Sarah Krasnostein, William Yang, Bob Brown, Wesley Enoch AM and Carly Findlay OAM, as well as new essays by National Gallery of Victoria and National Portrait Gallery curators.
Edited by Sophie Gerhard, Joanna Gilmour, Penelope Grist, David Hurlston, Hannah Presley and Beckett Rozentals with contributors.
Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Thames & Hudson Australia
280mm x 205mm, portrait, 304 pages
Category: Australian art
Published: March 2022