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Question Time - Angus Trumble

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What do you get when you ask a prominent someone twenty rapid-fire, unrehearsed questions? Truth, dare, obfuscation or heartfelt honesty? We’re hoping for a bit of all of these when we meet recently departed director of the National Portrait Gallery, Angus Trumble for 'Question Time’.

Victoria-Firth Smith will take us behind the scenes at the museum, so to speak, to find out more about Trumble’s NPG tenure, the state of the arts in Australia, find out what he’s working on now and how that ‘gap year’ is panning out.

Tickets: $15 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or juice)


Angus Trumble is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. He was Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide (1996-2001); Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut (2003–2014), and Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (2014–2018). At present he is Senior Research Fellow in Australian History at the National Museum of Australia. He is the author of numerous books and articles and has most recently been writing a book about Helena Rubinstein’s years in Australia (1896–1907) and is currently organising a publication for the National Museum to mark the 250th anniversary of the arrival of HM Bark Endeavour in April 1770.

Victoria Firth-Smith is a facilitator, designer and researcher of experiences. She’s Research Community Manager at the ANU and a WonderLab research candidate at Monash University, while producing Queer+ projects in Canberra. Victoria is known about town as a compassionate troublemaker in various ways, as a member of the ACT LGBTIQ+ Ministerial Advisory Council, on the board of Yes!Fest and the founder of the Museum of Experience.

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