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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.

This is my place

Now on display in Galleries Four, Five and Six

Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding
Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding. © Nicholas Harding

An antidote to the months spent in isolation at home, This is my place brings a fresh, intimate focus to the places that define who we are – our spiritual homes, habitats and workspaces. Featuring over one hundred works from the National Portrait Gallery Collection – spanning 250 years and incorporating painting, photography, drawing, printmaking and sculpture – This is my place will traverse the continent via the rivers, streets, mountains, studios and sportsgrounds that tell our stories. It’s an exploration of the concept of 'place' in portraiture, as well as the intricate interconnections between landscape, identity and the feeling of home.

See the portraits on display in Galleries Four, Five and Six

1Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages. © Jenny Sages. 2Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily, 1993 Jenny Sages. © Jenny Sages. 3Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish), 1969 (reprinted 2011) John Witzig. © John Witzig. 4Don Dunstan, 1992-93 (printed 2019) Robin Sellick. © Robin Sellick.

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

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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.