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Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year

From:Sunday 24 June 2018
To:Sunday 25 June 2017
Time:12:00am -  Sunday 24 June 2018
Location:Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia

FREE ADMISSION | GALLERY OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm | Sunday 1pm to 4pm | Closed Mondays & Public Holidays

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With an inspiring array of talent and achievement, this exhibition celebrates and presents many examples of triumph over adversity. Awesome Achievers showcases selected Australian of the Year recipients from diverse fields of endeavour and has been developed specifically as a National Portrait Gallery (NPG) touring exhibition to regional Australia.

With major portraits drawn from the NPG collection and supplemented with works from private and institutional sources, Awesome Achievers brings to life personal histories of Australians of the Year while also investigating the underlying complex and shifting notions of national identity. Portraits of iconic Australians such as Cathy Freeman, John Farnham, Dawn Fraser and Adam Goodes will be on display amongst 24 other famous Australians.

This exhibition explores the diversity of Australia and the fields of endeavour represented by individuals ranging from performers, sports people, Indigenous leaders, musicians, medical professionals and environmental activists. The exhibition aims to bring to life the underlying complex and shifting notions of national identity that are exemplified or challenged in the portrait of each person.

Join the gallery for a Twilight Tour with Curator Dr Anne Sanders, National Portrait Gallery of Australia, starting at 5.30pm on Thursday 15 June 2017.

This is a free event and all are welcome | Light refreshments will be served | RSVP to the gallery by Tuesday 13 June 2017. 

Exhibition on display 29 April to 25 June 2017. 

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A National Portrait Gallery exhibition. 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.

Image: Bill McAULEY / Cathy Freeman 1994 (printed 2010) / type C photograph / Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra / Purchased 2010 

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
531 Ruthven Street
Entry charges - AdultFree
Entry charges - ChildFree
Entry charges - ConcessionFree
Entry charges - FamilyFree
Entry charges - GroupFree
Entry charges - StudentFree
Contact phone (07) 46886652
Booking informationTWILIGHT TOUR RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (07) 4688 6652
Contact organisationToowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Is food and drink available?No
Are toilets available?Yes
Is there disabled access?Yes
Facility opening hours: Sunday: 1pm - 4pm | Monday: Closed | Tuesday: 10am - 4pm | Wednesday: 10am - 4pm | Thursday: 10am - 4pm | Friday: 10am - 4pm | Saturday: 10am - 4pm


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