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Paul Kelly and The Portraits

Previous exhibition
from Wednesday 19 June until Sunday 1 September 2013
Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall
Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall

Aspects of singer songwriter Paul Kelly’s performance persona are communicated by portraits selected from a range of artists and leading music photographers in this focus exhibition. The exhibition is developed in partnership with Shark Island Productions with the support of the Caledonia Foundation.

19 portraits

1 Paul Kelly, c. late 1970s to early 1980s, by Greg Noakes. 2 Paul Kelly, c. late 1970s to early 1980s, by Greg Noakes. 3 Paul Kelly 30.11.1980, by Liz Reed. 4 Paul Kelly, 1986-88, by Jon Lewis.
Ernst & Young
Sponsors - Paul Kelly

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Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed

Paul Kelly

Learning resources

A companion to our 2013 exhibition Paul Kelly & The Portraits. For Year 7 to Year 12 students.

Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed
Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed

Pop poet

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2013

Dr Anne Sanders previews the works in the new focus exhibition Paul Kelly and The Portraits.

Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly

Before Too Long

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

The story behind the creation of the portrait of singer-songwriter Paul Kelly by the artist Jon Campbell.

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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.

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