National exhibition opens

The National Portrait Gallery's National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 exhibition is now on at the Collie Art Gallery.

The opening was held on Friday, April 26 and the exhibition will run until June 9.

Now in its 12th year, the annual exhibition draws from entries submitted by photographers across Australia.

This year, 39 portraits were selected from more than 3,000 entries to form the exhibition.

The 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.

To coincide with the exhibition, there will be a free Tactile Selves Workshop on May 4, from 10.30 - 12.30pm for people aged eight-years-old or older.

Participants can explore textures by experimenting with different materials to create a self-portrait.

For more information, contact the Collie Art Gallery on 9734 2921.