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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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Collection highlights

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Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, 2009 Guy Maestri

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
2009

Guy Maestri

Lee Lin Chin, 2004 George Fetting

Lee Lin Chin
2004

George Fetting

Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley

Nick Cave
1999

Howard Arkley

Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian

Dr John Yu
2004

Ah Xian

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN
1782

John Webber

On display: Gallery Three
Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg

Deborah Mailman
1999

Evert Ploeg

On display: Gallery Six
Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2005 Jiawei Shen

Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
2005

Jiawei Shen

Charles Teo, 2012 Adam Chang

Charles Teo
2012

Adam Chang

Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter

Marcia Langton
2009

Brook Andrew, Trent Walter

On display: Gallery Two
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily, 1993 Jenny Sages

Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
1993

Jenny Sages

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
1983

Harold Thornton

On display: Gallery Six
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG
2006

Jiawei Shen

On display: foyer
Trucaninny, wife of Woureddy, 1836 Benjamin Law

Trucaninny, wife of Woureddy
1836

Benjamin Law

On display: Gallery Three
Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Kate Hattam
1956

Clifton Pugh

On display: Gallery Five
Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes folio atlas, second edition, containing a double-page map of Australia, seven full-page charts, two double-page views (one of Sydney), 27 hand-coloured engraving plates and 31 uncoloured engraving plates, 1824 Francois Peron, Louis de Freycinet, Nicolas-Martin Petit

Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes folio atlas, second editio…

Francois Peron, Louis de Freycinet, Nicolas-Martin Petit

On display: Gallery Three
Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

Ned Kelly death mask
date unknown

an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

On display: Gallery Four
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 Gordon Bennett

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Ca…

Gordon Bennett

Great Suffragette demonstration in London, 1911 Rose Stereograph Company

Great Suffragette demonstration in London
1911

Rose Stereograph Company

On display: Gallery Four
Michael Hutchence, 1997 Harry Borden

Michael Hutchence
1997

Harry Borden

Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky

Portrait of Cate Blanchett
2008

David Rosetzky

On loan to Geelong Regional Gallery
Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson

Self portrait
c. 1952

Janet Dawson

On display: Gallery Five
Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton

Paul Kelly
2013

Warwick Thornton

Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily'), 1993 Jenny Sages

Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily')
1993

Jenny Sages

Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott

Betty Churcher
2008

Adam Knott

On loan to Geelong Regional Gallery
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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.