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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

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.

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Selected images

Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland. © Polly Borland
Cathy Freeman
Cathy Freeman, 1994 Montalbetti + Campbell. © Montalbetti & Campbell
Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush, 1997 Montalbetti + Campbell. © Montalbetti & Campbell
Kay Cottee
Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Tony and Maureen Wheeler
Tony and Maureen Wheeler, 2005 Francis Reiss and June Orford. © Francis Reiss and June Orford
Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2005 Jiawei Shen. © Commonwealth of Australia
Gloves off (Tom Uren)
Gloves off (Tom Uren), 1996 Ralph Heimans AM. © Ralph Heimans
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe, 2001 (printed 2004) Karin Catt. © Karin Catt
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt. © Karin Catt
Joan Sutherland
Joan Sutherland, printed 1992 Lewis Morley. © Lewis Morley Archive LLC
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt. © Karin Catt
Jørn Utzon
Jørn Utzon, 1965 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel. © Jozef Vissel
Olegas Truchanas
Olegas Truchanas, 1971 Ralph Hope-Johnstone. © Estate of Ralph Hope-Johnstone
The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Leisel Jones
The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Leisel Jones, 2004 Robin Sellick. © Robin Sellick
Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb, 1970-1971 Rennie Ellis. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive
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Sir Douglas Mawson
Sir Douglas Mawson, c. 1916 Thomson Studios
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Kylie Minogue, 1999 Polly Borland
Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe, 2002 James Houston. © James Houston
Professor Peter Doherty
Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor. © Rick Amor
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence, 1997 Harry Borden. © Harry Borden
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 Sir William Dargie CBE. © Roger Dargie and Faye Dargie
Andy Thomas
Andy Thomas, 2002 Montalbetti + Campbell. © Montalbetti & Campbell
Emily Kngwarreye
Emily Kngwarreye, 1994 Greg Weight. © Gregory Weight/Copyright Agency, 2022
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari
Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, 1975 Mervyn Bishop. © National Indigenous Australians Agency
Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann, 2005 Ingvar Kenne. © Ingvar Kenne
Lleyton Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt, 1998 Robin Sellick. © Robin Sellick
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang. © William Yang
David Warren
David Warren, c. 2004 an unknown artist
Professor Germaine Greer
Professor Germaine Greer, 1999 Polly Borland. © Polly Borland
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley. © Lewis Morley Archive LLC
Sir Macfarlane Burnet
Sir Macfarlane Burnet, 1960-1961 Sir William Dargie CBE. © Roger Dargie and Faye Dargie
John Howard and Janette Howard
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis. © Josonia Palaitis/Copyright Agency, 2022
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 2002 Tim Johnson. © Tim Johnson
JOH (The Hon Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen)
JOH (The Hon Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen), c. 1987 Noel Stapleton. © Estate of Noel Stapleton
Albert Namatjira
Albert Namatjira, 1958 Sir William Dargie CBE. © Roger Dargie and Faye Dargie
Peter Carey in Kelly country
Peter Carey in Kelly country, 2000 Bruce Armstrong. © Bruce Armstrong
Self portrait at easel
Self portrait at easel, 1960-1961 Fred Williams. © Fred Williams
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian. © Ah Xian
Patrick White #1
Patrick White #1, 1980 William Yang. © William Yang
Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA
Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA, 1993 John Elliott. © John Elliott
Nick Cave
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley. © Estate of Howard Arkley. Licensed by Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art.
Portrait sketch of Nellie Melba
Portrait sketch of Nellie Melba, 1902 Hugh Ramsay
Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT
Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT, 2004 John Elliott. © John Elliott

Related information

Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson

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. 

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The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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