The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019, a National Portrait Gallery exhibition, was opened at the Collie Art Gallery on 26 April. People traveled from near and far to attend the opening. The National Portrait Gallery’s Travelling Exhibitions Coordinator, Louise Cummins, traveled from Canberra to help the Gallery set up the exhibition and her colleague, Andy Mullens, documented the entire process with her camera skills – from condition reporting and installation right to the opening night.
Attending the opening was also the Winner of the Art Handlers’ award, Elizabeth Looker, who was joined by her parents and children.
Make sure to join us for a Highlights Tour either on 4 May at 2:30pm or 5 May at 11am. You can also register for a free workshop, Tactile Selves, on Saturday, 4 May, 10:30-12:30.
The 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.
The photographs will be on display until 9 June.