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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.

Matisse and Portraits

Previous exhibition from Friday 21 September 2007 until Sunday 21 October 2007
BRASSAï   Romania 1899 - France 1984
Matisse with his model from A portfolio of ten photographs 1939, printed c.1973
BRASSAï (detail) Romania 1899 - France 1984. Matisse with his model from A portfolio of ten photographs 1939, printed c.1973

Exhibition of prints and drawings by Henri matisse scheduled to coincide with the NPG's annual lecture: Hilary Spurling - "Matisse's Women".

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Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

Photography is the most pervasive and popular medium for portraiture and makes a natural fit with the Gallery, being a natural extension of the Gallery's longstanding commitment to photography as a contemporary portrait medium.

Self portrait, 1970 by Matthew Perceval
Self portrait, 1970 by Matthew Perceval
Self portrait, 1970 by Matthew Perceval
Self portrait, 1970 by Matthew Perceval

Portrait Paintings by Matthew Perceval

Previous exhibition, 2007

From 1967 until 1981 Matthew Perceval lived and painted in France and during those years produced a large body of portrait paintings.

The Bathers, 1989
The Bathers, 1989
The Bathers, 1989
The Bathers, 1989

Hall of Mirrors

Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987-2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

Hall of Mirrors: Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987-2007 explores the thread of portraiture through the artist's prolific career, now spanning more than 20 years.

The Heart
The Heart
The Heart
The Heart

Headspace 8

The Journey

Previous exhibition, 2007

This year's theme calls upon students to consider the concept of 'The Journey'.

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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.