Portrait Gallery wins top design award

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THE National Portrait Gallery has been named a winner in the Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards.

The award, in the category of “exhibition major catalogue level B”, comes for publication “So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history”, accompanying the show seen last year, which brought together the work of ten Australian women artists exploring Australian history from the female perspective.

The artists, who responded to the invitation to create new work, are reflected in the some 300 pages of this publication, which has enabled an exquisite but ephemeral exhibition to live on.

The NPG director, Karen Quinlan, said the announcement overnight was a reflection on the talent of the Gallery’s in-house design department, along with the contributions of its curators and editor.

The award was presented in Alice Springs yesterday (May 15) with designer Brett Wiencke and Editor Stephen Phillips in attendance to accept the award.

The galley was also highly commended for its digital “20/20 Portrait Series”.

Copies of the book are still available and can be bought at the National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, open daily.   

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