The Naked Face: self-portraits: Art, emotion, identity

Derwent Lees Australia 1884–1931, lived in England 1908–31 Self-portrait (1910s) red chalk 29.1 x 22.8 cm Felton Bequest, 1947 (1802-4)

What can self-portraits tell us about the human mind, body and identity? One of the liveliest current debates concerns the nature of human consciousness. How do we acquire and maintain individual identity? How is art subject to memory, emotion, historical and cultural circumstance? Does art expand the mind and can our neurological structures change? Join philosophers, critics and artists to discuss the creative process.

  • Prof John Sutton, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science
  • Assoc. Prof, Adrian Martin, film and cultural critic
  • Julie Rrap, artist
  • Lewis Miller, artist
  • De Christopher Marshall, art historian
  • Dr Vivien Gaston, curator
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
Date: Saturday 19 February 1.30-4.30pm
Cost: $54 Adult / $50 NGV Member / $52 Concession / $50 Student (includes afternoon tea, bookings essential).
Bookings essential: Program bookings 03 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily.