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The Look

Featuring striking photographic portraits of contemporary figures from the National Portrait Gallery collection, The Look is an aesthetic treat with a lashing of je ne sais quoi.

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68 portraits in the exhibition

Bryan Brown
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott. © Adam Knott
Tilman Ruff
Tilman Ruff, 2019 Nikki Toole. © Nikki Toole
Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe, 1998 (printed 2019) Brett Canet-Gibson. © Brett Canet-Gibson
Grazia Gunn
Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman. © Jacqueline Mitelman
Hetti
Hetti, 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley. © Michael Riley/Copyright Agency, 2021
Cathy Freeman
Cathy Freeman, 1994 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley. © Bill McAuley
Steve Kilbey
Steve Kilbey, 1981 (printed 2018) Gary Ede. © Gary Ede
Helen Garner
Helen Garner, 2004 Julian Kingma. © Julian Kingma
George Spartels
George Spartels, early 1970s Ivan Gaal. © Ivan Gaal
Mick Molloy
Mick Molloy, 2009 Andrew Maccoll. © Andrew Maccoll
Portrait of Benita Collings
Portrait of Benita Collings, 1986 phra ajahn ekaggata fka terry milligan. © phra ajahn ekaggata fka terry milligan
Jon (Jon Muir)
Jon (Jon Muir), 2008 Ian Darling AO. © Ian Darling
Wayne Blair
Wayne Blair, 2007 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne. © Ingvar Kenne
Mrs Woods and ‘Ere
Mrs Woods and ‘Ere, 2013 Karla Dickens. © Karla Dickens/Copyright Agency, 2021
Makinti Napanangka, Kintore
Makinti Napanangka, Kintore, 2001 Hari Ho. © Hari Ho/Copyright Agency, 2021
Jeanne Pratt at home
Jeanne Pratt at home, 2015 Alana Landsberry. © Bauer Media Pty Ltd
Tim Jarvis
Tim Jarvis, 2018 Doug Gimesy. © Doug Gimesy
Trevor Jamieson
Trevor Jamieson, 2016 Brett Canet-Gibson. © Brett Canet-Gibson
Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy
Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy, 2010 Greg Weight. © Gregory Weight/Copyright Agency, 2021
Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course
Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, 2006 Robin Sellick. © Robin Sellick
Nick Cave
Nick Cave, 2001 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne. © Ingvar Kenne
Gideon Obarzanek
Gideon Obarzanek, 2012 Dave Tacon. © Dave Tacon/Copyright Agency, 2021
Anneliese Seubert
Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne. © Ingvar Kenne
Heath Ledger, Prague
Heath Ledger, Prague, 2000 (printed 2009) Bruce Weber. © Bruce Weber
George Gregan
George Gregan, 1999 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan. © Peter Brew-Bevan
Lee Lin Chin
Lee Lin Chin, 2005 Ingvar Kenne. © Ingvar Kenne
Toni Maticevski
Toni Maticevski, 2009 (printed 2010) Dave Tacon. © Dave Tacon/Copyright Agency, 2021
Wally (Wouter) De Backer
Wally (Wouter) De Backer, 2013 (printed 2014) Julian Kingma. © Julian Kingma
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe, 1995 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence. © Stuart Spence
Marcia Langton
Marcia Langton, 2013 Juno Gemes. © Juno Gemes/Copyright Agency, 2021
Catherine Martin
Catherine Martin, 2001 (printed 2006) Douglas Kirkland. © Douglas Kirkland
Eric Bana
Eric Bana, 2006 (printed 2012) Andrew Maccoll. © Andrew Maccoll
Portrait of Cate Blanchett
Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky, Lucy Guerin, J David Franzke. © Commonwealth of Australia
Mick Fanning at Snapper Rocks
Mick Fanning at Snapper Rocks, 2010 Andrew Maccoll. © Andrew Maccoll
Maggie Tabberer
Maggie Tabberer, 2015 Alana Landsberry. © Bauer Media Pty Ltd
Akira Isogawa
Akira Isogawa, 2003 (printed 2005) Ingvar Kenne. © Ingvar Kenne
Carla Zampatti
Carla Zampatti, 2015 Georges Antoni. © Georges Antoni
Nam Le
Nam Le, 2010 Rozalind Drummond. © Rozalind Drummond
Layne Beachley
Layne Beachley, 2008 Petrina Hicks. © Commonwealth of Australia
Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott. © Adam Knott
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008 Gary Grealy. © Gary Grealy
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 Gary Grealy. © Gary Grealy
Martin Grant
Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma. © Julian Kingma
Dichotomia, Barry Otto
Dichotomia, Barry Otto, 2008 Peter Brew-Bevan. © Peter Brew-Bevan
Maria
Maria, 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley. © Michael Riley/Copyright Agency, 2021
Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffiths, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt. © Karin Catt
Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne, 2001 (printed 2004) Karin Catt. © Karin Catt
John Waters
John Waters, 2013 George Fetting. © George Fetting/Copyright Agency, 2021
Djon
Djon, 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley. © Michael Riley/Copyright Agency, 2021
Gill Hicks
Gill Hicks, 2016 Tony Kearney. © Tony Kearney
Some lads I (Russell Page)
Some lads I (Russell Page), 1986 Tracey Moffatt AO. © Tracey Moffatt
Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Kerry Walker
Kerry Walker, c. 1979 Stuart Campbell. © Estate of Stuart Campbell
Kenneth Gillespie
Kenneth Gillespie, 2005 Dean Beletich. © Dean Beletich
Colin Friels
Colin Friels, n.d. Stuart Campbell. © Estate of Stuart Campbell
Nicole Kidman, New York
Nicole Kidman, New York, 2003 Irving Penn. © Irving Penn Foundation
Noni Hazlehurst
Noni Hazlehurst, 1977 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham. © Lorrie Graham
Tony Shaw
Tony Shaw, 2018 Sarah Rhodes. © Sarah Rhodes
Ruby Hunter
Ruby Hunter, 1996 (printed 2012) Jacqueline Mitelman. © Jacqueline Mitelman
Archie Roach
Archie Roach, 1992 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley. © Bill McAuley
Cressida Campbell
Cressida Campbell, 2001 Greg Weight. © Gregory Weight/Copyright Agency, 2021
Megan Gale
Megan Gale, 2002 Ellen Dahl. © Ellen Dahl
Belinda Giblin
Belinda Giblin, n.d. Stuart Campbell. © Estate of Stuart Campbell
Andrew Sayers
Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell. © Mark Mohell
Slow Motion @ 300kms per hour Mark 'Sparky'™ Webber, Formula 1 Driver
Slow Motion @ 300kms per hour Mark 'Sparky'™ Webber, Formula 1 Driver, 2016 Gino Zardo. © Gino Zardo
The Saints
The Saints, 1978 (printed 2018) Gary Ede. © Gary Ede
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence, 1997 Harry Borden. © Harry Borden
Tim Pak Poy
Tim Pak Poy, 1998 (printed 2005) Kate Gollings. © Estate of Kate Gollings
Edmund Capon
Edmund Capon, c. 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan. © Neil Duncan

Related information

Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)
Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)
Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)
Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)

Impressions

Painting light and life

Previous exhibition, 2011

Impressions: Painting light and life presents portraits by, and of, artists at the heart of Australian impressionism including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin.

Wendy drunk 11pm, 1983 by Brett Whiteley
Wendy drunk 11pm, 1983 by Brett Whiteley
Wendy drunk 11pm, 1983 by Brett Whiteley
Wendy drunk 11pm, 1983 by Brett Whiteley

Idle Hours

Previous exhibition, 2009

Idle hours is an exhibition of luxurious beauty. Paintings, prints and drawings represent subjects in quiet moods and situations arranged according to the time of day they depict - reading, drawing, snoozing, bathing, sewing, gardening, sitting, looking, making love and spending tranquil time with companions. Works in the exhibition range from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.

The rose, 1927
The rose, 1927
The rose, 1927
The rose, 1927

The World of Thea Proctor

Previous exhibition, 2005

The World of Thea Proctor is the Portrait Gallery's second major biographical exhibition - that is, the second exhibition to focus exclusively on the life and work of a single individual

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