So Fine: Dr. Sarah Engledow (curator)

Dr. Sarah Engledow In Conversation with Genevieve Jacobs

Sunday 26 August 2018
2.30PM – 3.30PM
The Terrace Room
National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery exhibition So Fine brings together ten contemporary women artists whose meticulously created works reinterpret and reimagine events, people and places from Australia’s past.

Join curator Dr. Sarah Engledow in conversation with renowned broadcaster and journalist, Genevieve Jacobs, as they explore the show’s luscious catalogue, featuring images of all artworks from the exhibition, revelatory extended statements from the artists, and Sarah’s personal and engaging account of aspects of Australian art and history.

Dr. Sarah Engledow was appointed Historian at the National Portrait Gallery in 1999. Currently the Gallery’s second-longest-serving staff member. In the Gallery’s first decade Sarah wrote most of the proposals for the acquisition of works for the collection, and many hundreds of biographical captions to portraits in the collection and temporary exhibitions. Born in Canberra Hospital, she has only ever lived in the adjoining suburbs of Yarralumla, Red Hill, Deakin and Hughes; has travelled infrequently and narrowly; and rarely reads books she hasn’t read before. Her interests include gardening; flower-arranging; and clipping her dog to resemble figures in Australian history, including Governor Phillip, Justice Windeyer and Billy McMahon. 

Genevieve Jacobs has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. Her career began with rural newspapers on the South West Slopes, she has freelanced for national magazines and spent a decade with ABC Radio Canberra. She works with a wide range of Canberra organisations including the Tara Costigan Foundation, and Gift of Life ACT, sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for Historic Places and the boards of the National Folk Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, M16 artspace and the Conflict Resolution Service.  Genevieve has an enduring interest in building community and creating discussions that include us all. And she still loves nothing better than a good yarn.