Awesome Achievers

Stories from Australians of the Year
Saturday, 29 April, 2017 to Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Bill McAULEY / Cathy Freeman 1994  2010 / type C photograph / Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra / Purchased 2010

With an inspiring array of talent and achievement, this exhibition celebrates and presents many examples of triumph over adversity. With major portraits drawn from the National Portrait Gallery collection and supplemented with works from private and institutional sources, Awesome Achievers showcases selected Australian of the Year recipients from diverse fields of endeavour.

A National Portrait Gallery exhibition. This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.