HEAD-TO-HEAD examines shifting perspectives in Australian portraiture through the lens of the Flinders University Art Museum collections. From colonial illustrations to contemporary photography, selected works explore colliding cultures, traditions and politics in the depiction of the self and other. The exhibition reflects upon the changing language of representation and ongoing construction of identity in art. It considers the cultural legacy of portraiture and the significance of collections today in what they might reveal about our past, present and future.

Curated by Flinders University Art Museum

Christian Thompson, Museum of Others (Othering the Explorer, James Cook) (detail), 2016, c-type print on metallic paper, 120 x 120 cm, © courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Sydney

4 March – 22 November 2019

Monday – Friday

12 – 2pm or by appointment

Flinders University Art Museum
Ground floor | Social Sciences North
Off carpark 5 | Humanities Road
Flinders University | Bedford Park

Exhibition Catalogue

Education Resource