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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.

Australian Visit

Previous exhibition from Friday 7 April 2006 until Monday 31 July 2006

The exhibition will include works of art from the NPG Canberra's permanent collection with some inward loans and aims to highlight the achievements of notable Australians.

Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland
Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland

A major impetus for this exhibition was our recent painting commission of Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark. The painting of Princess Mary along with 50 other works of art will be exhibited at Frederiksborg Castle.

43 portraits

1Cathy Freeman, 1994 Montalbetti+Campbell. 2Geoffrey Rush, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell.

Related information

Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland
Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland
Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland
Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland

Australian visit in Denmark

Magazine article by Mette Skougaard, 2006

In April 2006 the National Portrait Gallery showcased Australian portraits at the Fredenksborg Castle in Denmark. 

Milton Glaser Art is Work
Milton Glaser Art is Work
Milton Glaser Art is Work
Milton Glaser Art is Work

Sam Haskins

Portraits & Other Stories

Previous exhibition, 2006

Haskins is known for his poetic combinations of images and this exhibition of 'extended' portraits builds on this approach.

Self Portrait with fruit, 2004
Self Portrait with fruit, 2004
Self Portrait with fruit, 2004
Self Portrait with fruit, 2004

George Foxhill

Self Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2006

Foxhill's portraits are more concerned with describing an emotional and psychological state than the surface topography of the human face.

Virus, 2006 by Ben Quilty
Virus, 2006 by Ben Quilty
Virus, 2006 by Ben Quilty
Virus, 2006 by Ben Quilty

Truth and Likeness

Previous exhibition, 2006

This exhibition seeks to explore the nature of portraiture, providing an investigation into the importance of likeness to contemporary portraits.

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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.