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Portrait 53

Winter 2016

James Ford, 1979 by Robert Mapplethorpe
James Ford, 1979 by Robert Mapplethorpe
James Ford, 1979 by Robert Mapplethorpe

Apollo's breath

by Dr Christopher Chapman

Christopher Chapman delights in the intimacy of Robert Mapplethorpe's photography

Untitled from The Other Shore 2014-15, by Wei Leng Tay
Untitled from The Other Shore 2014-15, by Wei Leng Tay
Untitled from The Other Shore 2014-15, by Wei Leng Tay

Insight and identity

by Olivier Krischer

Olivier Krischer in conversation with photographer Wei Leng Tay.

Arthur Boyd's studio
Arthur Boyd's studio
Arthur Boyd's studio

Boyd to man

by Dr Christopher Chapman

Christopher Chapman looks at influences and insight in the formative years of Arthur Boyd.

Dave Graney, 1996 Bleddyn Butcher
Dave Graney, 1996 Bleddyn Butcher
Dave Graney, 1996 Bleddyn Butcher

Naked nostalgia

by Penny Grist

Penelope Grist reminisces about the halcyon days of a print icon, before the infusion of the internet’s shades of grey.

Michael Wardell – Country of birth: Ireland 2014 by Jacques van der Merwe
Michael Wardell – Country of birth: Ireland 2014 by Jacques van der Merwe
Michael Wardell – Country of birth: Ireland 2014 by Jacques van der Merwe

Look who's coming to dinner

by Michael Wardell

Michael Wardell’s personal insight into Jacques van der Merwe’s New Arrivals.

Dame Mabel Brookes, c.1955 William Dargie
Dame Mabel Brookes, c.1955 William Dargie
Dame Mabel Brookes, c.1955 William Dargie

The hands have it

by Angus Trumble

Angus Trumble treats the gallery’s collection with a dab hand.

Studio portrait of Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, 1914 by J Russell & Sons
Studio portrait of Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, 1914 by J Russell & Sons
Studio portrait of Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, 1914 by J Russell & Sons

All the way with K of K

by Dr Sarah Engledow

Sarah Engledow bristles at the biographers’ neglect of Kitchener’s antipodean intervention.

Untitled No. 1 2010, by Fiona McMonagle
Untitled No. 1 2010, by Fiona McMonagle
Untitled No. 1 2010, by Fiona McMonagle

Observation point

by Fiona McMonagle

Fiona McMonagle considers her reasons for painting portraits.

Matepai c. 1929-32
Matepai c. 1929-32
Matepai c. 1929-32

Missionary positions

by Stella Ramage

Stella Ramage on Father McHardy’s Bougainville portraiture.

Daniel Johns, Silverchair Melbourne 2007 by Martin Philbey
Daniel Johns, Silverchair Melbourne 2007 by Martin Philbey
Daniel Johns, Silverchair Melbourne 2007 by Martin Philbey

Rock art

by Andrew Mayo

Andrew Mayo talks to three of Australia’s most prominent and prolific music photographers — Martin Philbey, Kane Hibberd and Daniel Boud — about the challenges and inspiration behind their craft.

Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Tribute

Bob Ellis

Bob Ellis (1942–2016) was a journalist, columnist, screenwriter, film director, playwright, speechwriter and critic.

Woman with Fair Hair and Pink Cardigan, 1949 by John Perceval.
Woman with Fair Hair and Pink Cardigan, 1949 by John Perceval.
Woman with Fair Hair and Pink Cardigan, 1949 by John Perceval.

The family scene

Traudi Allen discovers sensitivity, humour and fine draughtsmanship in the portraiture of John Perceval.