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Betty Churcher

by Dean Golja

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 Finalist

I tried to imbue this portrait with art, serenity and strength.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Other NPPP photos from Dean Golja

Mr Walford, 2006 by Dean Golja
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Marlon Williams, 2015 by Dean Golja
NPPP 2016 Finalist

Related information

Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott
Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott
Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott
Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott

Tribute

Betty Churcher

Magazine article, 2015

Betty Churcher AO (1931–2015), gallery director, author, painter and lecturer, was educated in Brisbane before studying art in London.

Betty Churcher on Captain Cook video: 3 minutes
Betty Churcher on Captain Cook video: 3 minutes
Betty Churcher on Captain Cook video: 3 minutes
Betty Churcher on Captain Cook video: 3 minutes

'The portraits of Captain Cook'

An interview with Betty Churcher

Portrait story

Betty Churcher describes the creation of the portrait of Captain James Cook in the National Portrait Gallery.

'Blockbuster Betty' video: 3 minutes
'Blockbuster Betty' video: 3 minutes
'Blockbuster Betty' video: 3 minutes
'Blockbuster Betty' video: 3 minutes

Betty Churcher

'Blockbuster Betty'

Portrait story

Betty Churcher discusses her career as the Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Previous exhibition, 2009

In its second year at the National Portrait Gallery, and for the first time touring to other venues, the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 continues to present surprising perspectives on the nature of contemporary portrait photography.

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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.