Stunning portraiture exhibition to farewell City Gallery

A poignant exhibition showcasing some of Australia’s most socially significant portraiture will be officially launched on Friday 11 May 2018, in a fitting farewell to the Flinders University Art Museum’s (FUAM’s) City Gallery.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Shifting perspectives in Australian portraiture brings together 65 seminal works from FUAM’s exceptional collection, to explore the evolution of Australian portraiture and identity from the late 19th to the early 21st century.

With a choice of unlikely heroes and everyday Australians, the exhibition features a compelling portrayal of leaders, Indigenous Australians, migrants and women to illustrate social themes and perspectives.

The carefully chosen pieces explore colliding cultures, traditions and politics through a diverse collection of paintings, prints, illustrations and photography.

A strategic relocation will see future FUAM public exhibitions held at the Bedford Park Campus, enabling a stronger connection with the University community while drawing more visitors and partners to campus.

Staff are welcome to attend the launch event.

Event details

Where:         FUAM City Gallery, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace

When:          Launch event: Friday 11 May 2018, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

                      Exhibition: 26 April to 24 June 2018, refer website for opening times.

RSVP:          Please email Maddie Reece if you are attending the launch event.

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