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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

In Conversation

Considering Representation

Thursday 28 October 2021
Live online
Matilda (Ngambri)
Matilda (Ngambri), 2020 Brenda L Croft, Prue Hazelgrove, Richard Crampton. © Brenda L Croft/Copyright Agency, 2021

Join Associate Curator Rebecca Ray and Director Collection and Exhibitions Sandra Bruce for a conversation on the presence of First Nations people in portraiture today. They'll mine the Gallery’s collection and discuss historical contexts, the sitters, the artists and contemporary practice.

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Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.

In conversation

Polly Borland

12:30pm, Thu 16 Dec

Join us for a very special final In Conversation for the year with internationally celebrated Australian artist Polly Borland.

The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson

In conversation

Michael Ghillar Anderson: Standing Firm, Speaking Strong

2:00pm, Sat 29 Jan

Join us online or in the Gallery for a powerful conversation with Michael Ghillar Anderson, as he speaks about his personal involvement in the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, its 50-year legacy, and the significance and power of its continuing presence.

Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Current exhibition

from Saturday 31 July 2021

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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