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Rod McNicol: <EM>Kirat,</EM> 2010&nbsp;
Rod McNicol: Kirat, 2010 
Life and time: Portraits by Rod McNicol
CANBERRA  •  National Portrait Gallery  •  20 June - 23 August 2015
Born in 1946, Australian photographer Rod McNicol has consistently analysed the passing of time through the evidence of the photographic portrait. At once confronting and tender, McNicol’s portrait photographs are bold and intimate. McNicol founded The Photographers Gallery in South Yarra Melbourne in 1975. He was awarded the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 for his portrait of Indigenous actor Jack Charles.

National Portrait Gallery Website

Contact: National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Canberra, ACT 2600
Tel: (61) 2 6102 70 00

George W. Lambert: <EM>A Sergeant of the Light Horse</EM>,&nbsp;&nbsp;1920 oil on canvas77.0 x 62.0 cmNational Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
George W. Lambert: A Sergeant of the Light Horse,  1920
oil on canvas
77.0 x 62.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Follow the Flag: Australian Artists and War 1914–45
MELBOURNE  •  National Gallery of Victoria  •  24 April - 16 August 2015
The exhibition comprises a diverse range of works; including paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculpture, and vernacular art. Through the work of some of Australia’s most well-known artists, such as, Arthur Streeton, Russell Drysdale, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Frank Hurley and Max Dupain as well as soldier artists and unknown makers, it reveals the experiences of Australians actively engaged in the armed forces and those at home.

National Gallery of Victoria Australia Website

Contact: National Gallery of Victoria Australia
at Federation Square
Tel: (61) 3 86 20 22 22

Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art
MELBOURNE  •  National Gallery of Victoria  •  1 May - 30 August 2015
A new NGV exhibition titled Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art explores story telling traditiions, their performance, and ongoing role within contemporary society. More than 50 rarely seen works from India, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and Cambodia are showcased, including storyteller’s cloths, ceremonial hangings, puppets, sculptures, paintings and masks, which are used in rural villages, royal courts, temples and modern urban settings.

National Gallery of Victoria Website


National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road


Tel: (61) 3 86 20 22 22

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