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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

17 March 2015

National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble invites media to the announcement of the winner and exhibition preview for the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize.

All that fall exhibition walkthrough video: 7 minutes
All that fall exhibition walkthrough video: 7 minutes
All that fall exhibition walkthrough video: 7 minutes
All that fall exhibition walkthrough video: 7 minutes

All that fall

25 March 2015

Focusing on the wide-ranging themes of loss and absence, All that fall: Sacrifice, life and loss in the First World War creates a moving portrait of mourning and sacrifice as experienced on the Australian home front during the First World War.

William Bligh, c.1776 John Webber
William Bligh, c.1776 John Webber
William Bligh, c.1776 John Webber
William Bligh, c.1776 John Webber

Welcome home, Captain Bligh

27 March 2015

The National Portrait Gallery will, next Tuesday, unveil an exciting new acquisition of irrefutable importance to all Australians. Portrait of William Bligh, in master’s uniform c. 1776, attributed to John Webber, is one of the earliest portraits of the contentious, historical figure, and extends the Gallery’s remarkable collection of early colonial portraits.

Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd
Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd
Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd
Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Portrait Gallery benefits from generous Boxer bequest

8 April 2015

Canberran and modernist art collector Alan Boxer has generously bequeathed two works by artists Arthur Boyd and Jenny Sages to the National Portrait Gallery.

Jokowi, Indonesia, 2014 by Adam Ferguson
Jokowi, Indonesia, 2014 by Adam Ferguson
Jokowi, Indonesia, 2014 by Adam Ferguson
Jokowi, Indonesia, 2014 by Adam Ferguson

Statement from Mr Angus Trumble

30 April 2015

Today, Mr Angus Trumble, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, expanded on his reasons for removing the photographic portrait of Indonesian President Joko Widodo from exhibition.

Sid Myer AM
Sid Myer AM
Sid Myer AM
Sid Myer AM

Foundation members announced

18 May 2015

The newly-established National Portrait Gallery Foundation met for its inaugural meeting last Friday 15 May in Canberra.

Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar
Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar
Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar
Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar

Last week to vote for your favourite portrait

1 June 2015

The National Portrait Gallery’s National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 will close Monday 8 June 2015, this is the last week to visit the exhibition in Canberra and vote for your favourite portrait in the People’s Choice.

Feather and the Goddess Pool, 2014 by Natalie Grono
Feather and the Goddess Pool, 2014 by Natalie Grono
Feather and the Goddess Pool, 2014 by Natalie Grono
Feather and the Goddess Pool, 2014 by Natalie Grono

Feather voted the people’s favourite

11 June 2015

The National Portrait Gallery is thrilled to announce that the People’s Choice award for this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize goes to Natalie Grono from Byron Bay for her photograph Feather and the Goddess Pool 2014.

Maryan, 2010 by Rod McNicol
Maryan, 2010 by Rod McNicol
Maryan, 2010 by Rod McNicol
Maryan, 2010 by Rod McNicol

Rod McNicol

18 June 2015

Australian photographer Rod McNicol has consistently analysed the passing of time through the evidence of the photographic portrait. At once confronting and tender, McNicol’s portrait photographs are bold and intimate.

Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley

All revealed in new exhibition Bare: Degrees of undress

13 August 2015

This exhibition celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin.

Untitled video: 5:07
Untitled video: 5:07
Untitled video: 5:07
Untitled video: 5:07

Winners announced: Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2015

27 August 2015

The winners of the Macquarie Digital Portraiture Awards will be announced tomorrow morning at 10.00am at the National Portrait Gallery.

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

31 August 2015

The Chairman, Board, Director and all the Staff of the National Portrait Gallery mourn the loss of our Founding Patron, who died peacefully in Melbourne this morning. He was 94.

Portrait 50 hits the shelves

1 September 2015

With contributions from Julia Gillard, Fiona Gruber, and Dr Karl James, the National Portrait Gallery’s 50th edition of Portrait has something for everyone.

Richard Walley, 2015 Julie Dowling
Richard Walley, 2015 Julie Dowling
Richard Walley, 2015 Julie Dowling
Richard Walley, 2015 Julie Dowling

Richard Walley OAM honoured in new Portrait Gallery commission

2 September 2015

A new commissioned portrait funded by the Gallery’s Foundation will be launched at Murdoch University in Perth tonight, Wednesday 2 September.

Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell
Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell
Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell
Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell

Andrew Sayers AM FAHA

13 October 2015

The Chairman, Board, Director and staff mourn the loss of the National Portrait Gallery's inaugural director.

Sideshow Alley: Infamy, the macabre & the portrait

5 December 2015

Bushrangers, oddities, true crime and scandal come together in this modern day cabinet of curiosities.

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Update on Temporary Closure of the National Portrait Gallery
15 April 2019
New Dates for the Inaugural Darling Portrait Prize
10 April 2019
Alluring Performance Brings Gallery to Life
5 April 2019
Textiles Scientist Voted the People’s Favourite
27 March 2019
Winner announced for National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019
22 February 2019
The National Portrait Gallery Announces Art Handlers’ Award
18 February 2019
The National Portrait Gallery's Director, Karen Quinlan, receives Australia Day Honour
26 January 2019
Summertime Fun at the National Portrait Gallery
4 January 2019
National Portrait Gallery Director's tenure ends in triumph
30 November 2018
Finalists announced for National Photographic Portrait Prize
14 November 2018
New exhibition tells big stories through pint-sized portraits
2 November 2018
A free family festival to celebrate spring and Children’s Week
24 October 2018
National Portrait Gallery unveils twenty new portrait commissions to celebrate twenty years
18 October 2018
Ms Karen Quinlan appointed to lead the NPGA
25 September 2018
Canon Australia takes National Photographic Portrait Prize first place to new heights
5 September 2018
Twenty new portraits marking Portrait Gallery’s twentieth birthday
21 August 2018
So Fine
28 June 2018
Harold David Takes out the People’s Choice Award for this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize
8 June 2018
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 winner announced
23 March 2018
New app gets kids excited about portraits at the National Portrait Gallery
29 May 2018
So Fine
17 May 2018
Arts Handlers’ Award Announced for NPPP 2018
21 March 2018
National Portrait Gallery to undergo renovation work
15 March 2018
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018
8 March 2018
National Portrait Gallery announces Darling Portrait Prize
3 March 2018
Portrait of Rosie Batty Unveiled at Portrait Gallery
24 January 2018
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