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Nicholas Harding: 28 Portraits

Exhibition essay

Sarah Engledow looks at three decades of Nicholas Harding's portraiture.

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Selected images

David Marr, 2011 by Nicholas Harding
David Marr, 2011 by Nicholas Harding
Lynne Watkins asleep in Paris, 2013 by Nicholas Harding
Lynne Watkins asleep in Paris, 2013 by Nicholas Harding
Lynne in Vienna, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Lynne in Vienna, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Lynne asleep in Vienna, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Lynne asleep in Vienna, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #2 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #2 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #9 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #9 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #5 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #5 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #6 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #6 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #1 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #1 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #3 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #3 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #7 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #7 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #8 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #8 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #4 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #4 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #10 by Nicholas Harding
Sketch on airline refuse bag #10 by Nicholas Harding
Sam asleep in Madrid, 2005 by Nicholas Harding
Sam asleep in Madrid, 2005 by Nicholas Harding
Eddy Avenue, 2001 by Nicholas Harding
Eddy Avenue, 2001 by Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding. © Nicholas Harding
John Bell as King Lear oil on Belgian linen, 2001 by Nicholas Harding
John Bell as King Lear oil on Belgian linen, 2001 by Nicholas Harding
John Bell sitting on bed by Nicholas Harding
John Bell sitting on bed by Nicholas Harding
John Bell by Nicholas Harding
John Bell by Nicholas Harding
Profile of Hugo Weaving, 2011 by Nicholas Harding
Profile of Hugo Weaving, 2011 by Nicholas Harding
Hugo Weaving seated, 2011 by Nicholas Harding
Hugo Weaving seated, 2011 by Nicholas Harding
Hugo Weaving and Nicholas Harding, 2015 by Graham Jepson
Hugo Weaving and Nicholas Harding, 2015 by Graham Jepson
Hugo at home (Hugo Weaving)
Hugo at home (Hugo Weaving), 2011 Nicholas Harding. © Nicholas Harding
Geoffrey Rush, 2015 by Nicholas Harding
Geoffrey Rush, 2015 by Nicholas Harding
Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh, 2014 Nicholas Harding. © Nicholas Harding
Cannamara still life (Hugo's wildflowers), 2015 by Nicholas Harding
Cannamara still life (Hugo's wildflowers), 2015 by Nicholas Harding
Edie Watkins, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Edie Watkins, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Anna Volska and Georgia, 2015 by Nicholas Harding
Anna Volska and Georgia, 2015 by Nicholas Harding
Megan Washington in ¾ profile, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Megan Washington in ¾ profile, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Peter Weiss with compositional additions by Nicholas Harding
Peter Weiss with compositional additions by Nicholas Harding
Peter Weiss, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Peter Weiss, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Cut Peonies, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Cut Peonies, 2016 by Nicholas Harding
Brachina Riverbed, 2017 by Nicholas Harding
Brachina Riverbed, 2017 by Nicholas Harding
William Cowan, 2017 by Nicholas Harding
William Cowan, 2017 by Nicholas Harding
Robert Drewe (in the swell)
Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding. © Nicholas Harding
John Feitelson, 2009  by Nicholas Harding
John Feitelson, 2009 by Nicholas Harding
Beached (Yuraygir self-portrait), 2015 by Nicholas Harding
Beached (Yuraygir self-portrait), 2015 by Nicholas Harding
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