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	Image: Pierre Bonnard Self portrait c1938–40 © Pierre Bonnard/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Figures of fame

Talks on iconic portraits

Short talks by Gallery staff on portraits from the Gallery’s collection, in conjunction with the Archibald Prize 2012

Image: Pierre Bonnard Self portrait c1938–40 © Pierre Bonnard/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Weekly from Wednesday 4 April 2012, 5.30pm until Wednesday 30 May 2012


Duration 30 minutes
Location: Information desk

Related exhibition: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2012

Unknown artist, China, Figure of Guanyin

Unknown artist, China, 12th–13th c Figure of Guanyin (View artwork)
Dr Lim Chye Hong, coordinator of Asian programs


Wednesday 4 April 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

Antony Gormley, Haft

Antony Gormley Haft 2007 (View artwork)
Sheona White, head of Public Programs


Wednesday 11 April 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

Bill Viola, Memoria

Bill Viola Memoria 2000 (View artwork)
Alexandra Gregg, coordinator of contemporary programs


Wednesday 18 April 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

John Hoppner, Portrait of Mademoiselle Hilligsberg

John Hoppner Portrait of Mademoiselle Hilligsberg 1791 (View artwork)
Josephine Touma, senior coordinator of public programs


Wednesday 25 April 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

Pierre Bonnard, Self portrait

Pierre Bonnard Self portrait c1940 (View artwork)
Leeanne Carr, coordinator of secondary education programs


Wednesday 2 May 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

Vernon Ah Kee, Unwritten #9

Vernon Ah Kee Unwritten #9 (More about artwork)
Emma Robertson, Public Programs department


Wednesday 9 May 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

John Glover, Patterdale farm

John Glover Patterdale farm c.1840 (View artwork)
Amanda Peacock, coordinator of Aboriginal & photography education programs


Wednesday 16 May 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

Edward Poynter, Helen

Sir Edward John Poynter Helen 1881 (View artwork)
Ekaterina Abramova, assistant coordinator, public programs


Wednesday 23 May 2012 5:30pm – 6pm

Joshua Reynolds, James, 7th Earl of Lauderdale

Sir Joshua Reynolds James, 7th Earl of Lauderdale 1759–61 (View artwork)
Jonathan Cooper, senior coordinator of online programs


Wednesday 30 May 2012 5:30pm – 6pm