Portrait

Mark Adams Anne Noble Fiona Pardington Frank Schwere

14 February - 8 March 2014

A portrait seems relatively straightforward — a picture of someone — but across time it has proven to be a much more elusive beast. There are self portraits, re-photographed photographic portraits, abstract portraits, celebrity portraits, memorial portraits, portraits of animals, portraits of home interiors and portraits that are just “piles of candy.” For any rule you might devise to define a portrait, there is always a portrait that defies that rule.

In this exhibition four photographers, with their individual sensibility bring a distinctive “take” on contemporary portraiture, demonstrating it remains a rich and limitless territory open to new and creative possibilities.