Inner worlds: portraits and psychology - Ian Potter Museum of Art

Inner worlds: portraits and psychology

17 Apr 2012 — 21 Jul 2012

A touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Curator: Christopher Chapman

Inner worlds: portraits and psychology explores key moments of connection between portraiture and psychology in Australia since the early twentieth century.

The exhibition brings together portraits of the pioneers of psychology in Australia from World War I to the 1950s and explores the work of artists whose experiments with portraiture are strongly informed by their interest in psychology, the subconscious mind and intense mental states. Artists include Judy Cassab, Anne Ferran, Dale Frank, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Mike Parr, Albert Tucker and Danila Vassilieff.