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Gordon and Marilyn Darling interview

Gordon and Marilyn Darling interview
Video: 6 minutes

Gordon and Marilyn Darling talk about the origins of the National Portrait Gallery and some of their favourite portraits.

Video credits: Music by Podington Bear.

Video transcript

4 portraits

1 Sir Donald Bradman, 1990 Bill Leak. © Estate of Bill Leak. 2 Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian. © Ah Xian. 3 Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 2000 Australian Tapestry Workshop, Christopher Pyett, Normana Wight, Merrill Dumbrell. © Australian Tapestry Workshop. 4 Walter Lindrum OBE, c. 1932 Will Longstaff.

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