The Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition closes this coming Sunday 10 February 2019. Since it opened in August, more than 26,000 visitors have attended the exhibition, the first to be staged at the NFSA in several years.
Response to the exhibition has been overwhelmingly positive. Many visitors were familiar with Heath's most popular films, but knew little about his other artistic endeavours, so the exhibition fulfilled its mission to portray the man behind the camera.
The exhibition launched on 9 August 2018 with special guests Abbie Cornish, Heath's co-star and friend; musical protégé RW Grace; Heath Ledger Australians in Film scholarship recipient Ryan Corr; artist Vincent Fantauzzo, whose 2009 Heath Ledger portrait was one of the most popular items in the exhibition, and his wife, actress Asher Keddie. The following video shows highlights from the event: