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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.

Portrait Allsorts

Now on display in Gallery Seven

Charles Teo, 2012 Adam Chang
Charles Teo, 2012 Adam Chang. © Adam Chang

A delectable selection of treats awaits visitors in this celebration of the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Offering portraiture in all its flavours: painting, photography, drawing, textiles, printmaking and sculpture, this exhibition is a feast for minds and eyes. Much-loved favourites of our collection including portraits of Deborah Mailman by Evert Ploeg, Lee Lin Chin by George Fetting and Dame Elizabeth Murdoch by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop will be join some exciting new acquisitions in an exhibition made to inspire.

See the portraits on display in Gallery Seven

1Senator Bonner, 1990 Robert Campbell Jnr. © Estate of Robert Campbell Jnr. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.. 2Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal Tribe, 1992 (printed 2009) George Fetting. © George Fetting/Copyright Agency, 2020. 3Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan. © Louis Kahan/Copyright Agency, 2020. 4Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter. © Brook Andrew.

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Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley

Collection Highlights Tour

Sat 19 Dec until Sun 28 Feb
11:30am

Take a 30 minute tour of the Portrait Gallery exploring the collection and the building.

Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019

Collection display galleries

Current exhibition

Open every day

The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia.

The National Portrait Gallery
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The Gallery

Explore portraiture and come face to face with Australian identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity.

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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.