The Look

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Lorrie Graham, 'Noni Hazlehurst', 1977. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
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David Rosetzky, 'Portrait of Cate Blanchett' 2008. Blu-Ray digital video. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
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Bill McAuley, 'Cathy Freeman', 1994. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
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Karla Dickens, 'Mrs Woods and ‘Ere', 2013. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

Time Out says

Australia's famous faces are on display in this exhibition of photographic portraits at Geelong Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in Canberra is home to some of the most striking images ever made representing prominent Australians, running the gamut from celebrities to sportspeople, artists and politicians, as well as people you may not have heard of but who have made an enormous impact upon the world.

Now you can see highlights from the NPG's magnificent collection in The Look, at Geelong Gallery featuring 68 photographic portraits of Australians from all walks of life – a range of ages, genders, occupations, races and levels of fame – captured by some of our country's most celebrated photographers. The photographs stretch over five decades, back to an early 1970s portrait by Ivan Gaal of actor (and Play School presenter) George Spartels.

The photographers in the exhibition include Adam Knott, Julian Kingma, Michael Riley, Petrina Hicks, Tracey Moffatt, David Rosetzky, Ingvar Kenne and Andrew Maccoll. They've captured remarkable images of Australians including Nicole Kidman, Heath Ledger, Carla Zampatti, Bryan Brown, Lee Lin Chin, Megan Gale, Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave, Rachel Griffiths, Ian Thorpe and Layne Beachley.

Geelong Gallery is the first stop on a national tour for The Look, and the only Victorian stop on the tour. You can see the exhibition in Geelong from March 7 to May 3.

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