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In your dreams

by Dr Sarah Engledow, 19 December 2016

The National Portrait Gallery’s 2016-17 summer exhibition, The Popular Pet Show, celebrates our animal companions and the unconditional love they afford us. This article by Dr. Sarah Engledow is an excerpt from The Popular Pet Book, which features works by fifteen contemporary artists; each of them is revealed by an Engledow essay informative and enchanting in equal measure.

Read the article on The Popular Pet Show website.

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Portrait 55 , Summer 2016-2017

Magazine

Explore convict art, photography by Ruth Hollick and Collier Schorr, an interview with neurosurgeon Charlie Teo, portraiture on money, and more!

George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini
George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini
George and Jemima Billet with family, c. 1852 C.H.T. Costantini

Costantini's convictions

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour

Jo Gilmour uncovers endearing authenticity in the art of a twice-transported Tasmanian.

Love City; George Gittoes on hilltop 2013
Love City; George Gittoes on hilltop 2013
Love City; George Gittoes on hilltop 2013

Man of war

Magazine article by Tedi Bills

Tedi Bills talks to George Gittoes about canvassing conflict.

Mirka Mora, 2001 Greg Weight
Mirka Mora, 2001 Greg Weight
Mirka Mora, 2001 Greg Weight

It's a Mora!

Magazine article by Tedi Bills

Select extracts from Mirka Mora's autobiography, Wicked but Virtuous, provide rich accompaniment to recent Gallery acquisitions.  

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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.