Olaf and Kerstens in Canberra

Erwin Olaf and Hendrik Kerstens, two of the most well-known and important contemporary photographers from the Netherlands, are showing at the ANU School of Art & Design’s Photospace Gallery, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands.

Hendrik Kerstens exhibits a series of portraits emulating the style of the Dutch masters, but using contemporary synthetic materials.

In Erwin Olaf’ portraits each solitary figure is either turned away or with their gaze downcast in a private moment from their own internal world.


School of Art & Design Lecture Theatre

5pm Thursday 19 October

Join in a discussion of the exhibition from three very different points of view, a curator,  a gallery director, and a young student. Join Penny Grist, Assistant Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Shane Breynard, Director, Canberra Museum and Gallery, and Annette Liu, student, Photography and Media Arts as they explore their own takes on this sometimes provocative work.

Exhibition Opening

Photospace School of Art & Design

6pm Thursday 19 October

Join Professor Denise Ferris, Head of the School of Art and Design and Erik-de Feijter, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.

Image: Hendrik Kerstens, Bag, 2007

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