Transcending Likeness: Contemporary portraits from the collection

17 June 2022 - 5 February 2023


Gerwyn Davies
Float (detail) 2021
digital photographic print, 100 x 100 cm
Acquired as the Director’s Choice, Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture, funded by the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., 2021. Tweed Regional Gallery collection.
© The Artist.
Image courtesy the artist, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney/Berlin

Explores approaches to portraiture today; from realistic representations that aim to capture the sitters’ likenesses to interpretive and symbolic portraits that communicate hints of their innermost selves. The works in this exhibition explore the diverse and often unconventional ways of representing an individual, and invites us to think more broadly about what constitutes a portrait.

The exhibition includes works by 28 contemporary artists from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection, including works by Joanna Braithwaite, Guy Maestri, Ben Quilty, Justine Varga and Michael Zavros.

A Tweed Regional Gallery initiative.