4 – 27 March 2022
Thu – Mon 10am – 5pm
(Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Intersection art space
4-22 Wilmot St, pataway/Burnie, lutruwita/Tasmania 7320
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Ten Days on the Island in association with Burnie City Council and Business Northwest present
NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021
National Portrait Gallery
This nationally significant exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery exclusively in the North West of lutruwita/Tasmania will be the first exhibition held at Intersection, pataway/Burnie’s dynamic new art-space.
The Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. This edition of the prize incorporates a year like no other: 2020. Accordingly, the title - Living Memory - acknowledges the period’s seismic events.
Every one of the works is a magnificently executed portrait by an artist whose connection to their subject is palpable. Many are of people in masks, in lockdown, in the aftermath of drought or bushfire, making Living Memory a testament to the resilience and compassion of the human family. The human experiences captured in this exhibition connect us, as individuals and as a community, with others across the nation who have, over the last two years, felt similar emotions of grief or celebration, loss, loneliness or deep connection, even bemusement at the sheer strangeness of this pandemic era.
This crowd-pleasing exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra is a major coup for pataway/Burnie. We encourage visitors of all ages to make the most of this rare opportunity. Come and check out your new gallery, entry is free.
COVID 19 INFORMATION
Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments officials regarding event operations, you can find the relevant government information here.
Contact tracing: Contact information for patrons attending this event will be collected at the point of entry. This information will be held for 28 days, in accordance with Government requirements, and used for contact tracing if necessary.
Face masks: Face masks are required to be worn inside the gallery.
For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, please check our website closer to the event.
Living Memory will be the first of three exhibitions presented at Intersection, pataway/Burnie’s new pop-up gallery, created in collaboration with Ten Days on the Island, Burnie City Council, Business Northwest and Contemporary Arts/Research. The former Dick Smith store on Wilmot Street has been meticulously refurbished transforming an empty retail space into an exciting new art gallery for the pataway/Burnie community and visitors.
In addition to the Living Memory exhibition, the Burnie City Council, Business Northwest and Contemporary Arts/Research will present two exhibitions across April and May 2022.
The first of these being a collection of new contemporary abstract paintings titled Steel & Water by established Burnie based artist, Michael Muruste. Represented by Colville Gallery in Hobart, Michael’s works are held in numerous public collections including the Burnie Regional Art Gallery permanent collection. Michael’s paintings talk about the interplay of Industry and the Aquatic, Geometry and the Organic, The Resolved to the Right Now.
Steel & Water will run at Intersection from 5 April until 24 April 2022.
The final exhibition is an intriguing survey exhibition of academic landscape painting by Launceston based Artist Anna Van Stralen. NatureNurture features Anna’s new paintings accompanied by works from collections across Tasmania. Anna is a UTAS Launceston PhD Visual Arts Candidate, who has notable history in Burnie. Her works reflect upon human architectural structures and the chaotic environments they inhabit.
NatureNurture will run at Intersection from 28 April until 15 May 2022.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021
The National Photographic Portrait Prize, now in its 14th year, is a stalwart of the National Portrait Gallery’s annual calendar. The prize offers substantial cash and equipment prizes for professional, amateur and aspiring Australian photographers. The exhibition offers an insight into the work of some of Australia’s best portrait photographers.
More than 3,000 entries were received, and the judges, National Gallery of Australia Director Nick Mitzevich, National Portrait Gallery Director Karen Quinlan AM, and renowned Australian photographer Bill Henson, selected 79 works for the exhibition of finalists, almost double the usual amount. A selection of the finalist’s work will travel to pataway/Burnie for an exclusive four week exhibition.
Karen Quinlan said judges were moved and humbled by the number and quality of work received, and that more finalists had been included in the 2021 Exhibition as a way of acknowledging the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the creative community. Quinlan said that while the National Photographic Portrait Prize always offers a rich tableau of humanity, the 2021 version brings particular significance.
“While we see the bright celebration of identity we expect from works selected for the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the portraits also reflect the maelstrom that was late 2019 and 2020, and the darkness of a period that included wide-spread fires and a pandemic. Fittingly, we wanted to mark this exhibition by naming it Living Memory.”
To browse the finalists and read more about the National Portrait Gallery visit:
This 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 pataway/Burnie exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of Ten Days on the Island, Burnie City Council, Business Northwest and the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania.