Self Portrait
17.03.2022 – 26.03.2022

Self Portrait presents 22 self-portraits by Australian creatives, telling us who they are in this moment. Creatives were encouraged to think about their personal and professional selves, representing themselves in a single object.

Over the past five years, Friends & Associates has presented six exhibitions that have asked creatives to think about issues ranging from environmental degradation to intellectual property theft. For this exhibition they were asked to only think about themselves.

Contributors include Jonathan Ben-Tovim, Kristin Burgham, Andrew Carvolth, Rosanna Ceravolo, Dale Hardiman and Mark Dineen, Danielle Brustman and Jonathan Ellery, Tom Fereday, Jordan Fleming, Ross Gardam, Jon Goulder and Henry Williams, Tom Hancocks, Den Holm, Claudia Lau, James Lemon, P.A.M. (Perks and Mini), Fiona Lynch, Elliat Rich, Makiko Ryujin, Cordon Salon, Skeehan Studio, Studio Tops, ACV Studio, and Damien Wright.

Friends & Associates focuses on camaraderie in the Australian contemporary design discipline. Friends & Associates is an ongoing process-based project formed by Dale Hardiman and Tom Skeehan in 2017.



Jonathan Ben-Tovim
Kristin Burgham
Andrew Carvolth
Rosanna Ceravolo
Dale Hardiman and Mark Dineen
Danielle Brustman and Jonathan Ellery
Tom Fereday
Jordan Fleming
Ross Gardam
Jon Goulder and Henry Williams
Tom Hancocks
Den Holm
Claudia Lau
James Lemon
P.A.M. (Perks and Mini)
Fiona Lynch
Elliat Rich
Makiko Ryujin
Cordon Salon
Skeehan Studio
Studio Tops
ACV Studio
Damien Wright

Presented by Friends & Associates as part of Melbourne Design Week.

Melbourne Design Week and the Victorian Design Program are initiatives of the Victorian Government. The NGV Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture is generously supported by the Hugh D. T. Williamson Foundation. Creative Victoria and the NGV acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Melbourne Design Week programs take place, and pay our respects to their elders past and present.


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