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Turia Pitt
Turia Pitt, 2017 (printed 2021) Peter Brew-Bevan. © Peter Brew-Bevan

The Gallery thanks you for your donations towards the acquisition of Peter Brew-Bevan's portraits of athletes Turia Pitt, Leisel Jones OAM and Ellie Cole OAM.

We would be grateful for any support you may like to provide toward the acquisition of future works.

Self-described as masterful, gritty and someone who never gives up, Turia Pitt is an author, athlete, and wellness coach.

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest ever breaststroke competitors, Leisel Jones OAM is the first Australian swimmer to have competed at four Olympic Games.

Victorian swimming champion Ellie Cole OAM was just two years old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in her right leg.

1 Leisel Jones, 2015 (printed 2021). 2 Ellie Cole, 2016 (printed 2021). Both Peter Brew-Bevan. © Peter Brew-Bevan.

It is a trio of strong and stylish photographs, in line with their exceptional subjects: Turia Pitt, Leisel Jones OAM and Ellie Cole OAM. We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring these portraits into the collection, and, with your help, we look forward to presenting more contemporary Australians through the art of photography, and bringing portraiture to a new generation.

Karen Quinlan AM, Director National Portrait Gallery

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