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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.

Betty Churcher, 2008

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

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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.

'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.

Betty Churcher

'Blockbuster Betty'

Portrait story

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

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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.

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