Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year

Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year

For our first exhibition of 2016 we are very pleased to be part of the National Portrait Gallery’s first ever major exhibition designed specifically for regional touring – Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year. This exhibition comprises portraits of a representative selection of recipients of the Australian of the Year award over the past 55 years. Featuring around 50 works across a range of media, supplemented with snippets of oral histories and audio-visual material from other national institutions and collections, the exhibition showcases 28 recipients across eight thematic groupings. The exhibition design allows for deeper exploration of the challenges and triumphs of each life story, fleshing out the full person behind the well-known face. Some unexpected and surprising links are revealed.

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