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Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman
1999

Kerrie Lester

Nick Cave

Nick Cave
1999

Howard Arkley

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor
1999

Bill Leak

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Sir Gustav Nossal
1999

Peter Churcher

Johnny O'Keefe

Johnny O'Keefe "A little bit louder now..."
1999

Ivan Durrant

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
2000

Australian Tapestry Workshop, Merrill Dumbrell, Christopher Pyett, Normana Wight

John Howard and Janette Howard

John Howard and Janette Howard
2000

Josonia Palaitis

General Eva Burrows AC AO

General Eva Burrows AC AO
2001

Gabrielle Martin

Nothing's as precious as a hole in the ground

Nothing's as precious as a hole in the ground
2001

eX de Medici

Professor Peter Doherty

Professor Peter Doherty
2001

Rick Amor

Leo Schofield

Leo Schofield
2001

Brent Harris

Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas
2002

Montalbetti + Campbell

On display: Gallery Six
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
2002

Tim Johnson

Simone Young

Simone Young
2002

Bill Henson AO

Douglas Frew Waterhouse

Douglas Frew Waterhouse
2003

Robyn Stacey

Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert
2002

Andrew Daly

Imelda Roche

Imelda Roche
2003

Paul Newton

Portrait of Elizabeth Jolley

Portrait of Elizabeth Jolley
2003

Mary Moore

Hon Tom Hughes KC

Hon Tom Hughes KC
2001

Jiawei Shen

Dr John Yu

Dr John Yu
2004

Ah Xian

Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
2005

Jiawei Shen

On display: Gallery Six
Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE
2006

Avril Thomas

Lowitja O'Donoghue

Lowitja O'Donoghue
2006

Robert Hannaford AM

On display: Gallery Six
Sir Charles Court and Richard Court

Sir Charles Court and Richard Court
2006-2007

Mary Moore

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE
2007

Jude Rae

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren
2007

Robin Sellick

Ian Frazer

Ian Frazer
2007

Marian Drew

Basil Hetzel

Basil Hetzel
2007-2008

Mark Kimber

Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley
2008

Petrina Hicks

Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley
2008

Petrina Hicks

Portrait of Cate Blanchett

Portrait of Cate Blanchett
2008

David Rosetzky

Automatic for the people: Casey Stoner

Automatic for the people: Casey Stoner
2008

Scott Redford

Portrait of Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke (Sass & Bide)

Portrait of Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke (Sass & Bide)
2008

Deborah Paauwe

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans
2008

Matthÿs Gerber

On display: Gallery Six
Stuart O'Grady

Stuart O'Grady
2008

Matthÿs Gerber

Robbie McEwen

Robbie McEwen
2008

Matthÿs Gerber

Bruce Petty

Bruce Petty
2008

Bruce Petty

Geo Face Distributor

Geo Face Distributor
2009

James Angus

On display: forecourt
Potters' Portrait Pot

Potters' Portrait Pot
2009

Hermannsburg Potters, Irene Mbitjana Entata, Virginia Mbitjana Rontji, Lindy Panangka Rontji, Rahel Kngwarria Ungwanaka, Rona Panangka Rubuntja, Dawn Ngala Wheeler, Judith Pungarta Inkamala, Anita Ratara Mbitjana, Hayley Panangka Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala

Paul Grabowsky

Paul Grabowsky
2009

Martin Philbey

Paul Grabowsky

Paul Grabowsky
2009

Martin Philbey

Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton
2009

Brook Andrew, Trent Walter

Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards
2009

John Elliott

Mick Dodson

Mick Dodson
2010

Ricky Maynard

Neil Armfield

Neil Armfield
2010

Adam Cullen

Marilyn Darling AC

Marilyn Darling AC
2010

Anne Zahalka

David Chalmers

David Chalmers
2011

Nick Mourtzakis

Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley
2011

Mary Moore

David Malouf

David Malouf
2012

Rick Amor

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly
2013

Warwick Thornton

Ken Catchpole

Ken Catchpole
2014

Gary Grealy

Professor Mandyam Srinivasan

Professor Mandyam Srinivasan
2014

Sam Leach

Richard Walley

Richard Walley
2015

Dr Julie Dowling

On display: Gallery Six
Professor Brian Schmidt

Professor Brian Schmidt
2015

David Roberts

Mark Ella

Mark Ella
2015

Nikki Toole

Quentin Bryce

Quentin Bryce
2016

Michael Zavros

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton
2016

Evert Ploeg

The Dance - David McAllister

The Dance - David McAllister
2016

Peter Brew-Bevan

Sketchbook journal for the commission portrait

Sketchbook journal for the commission portrait "The Dance - David McAllister"…

Peter Brew-Bevan

Mark Loane

Mark Loane
2016

Joachim Froese

Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis

Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis
2017

Jacqueline Mitelman

Terry Snow and China

Terry Snow and China
2017

Jude Rae

Rosie Batty

Rosie Batty
2017

Nikki Toole

Tony Shaw

Tony Shaw
2018

Sarah Rhodes

Study of Louis Nowra

Study of Louis Nowra
2018

Imants Tillers

Andrew Gaze

Andrew Gaze
2018

George Fetting

The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy

The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy
2018

Deidre But-Husaim

On display: Gallery Four
Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin
2018

Jun Chen

Michelle Simmons

Michelle Simmons
2018

Selina Ou

Mal Meninga

Mal Meninga
2018

Peter Hudson

Tim Fairfax AC

Tim Fairfax AC
2018

Russell Shakespeare

On display: Gallery Four
Fred Hilmer

Fred Hilmer
2018

Evert Ploeg

Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver
2018

John Tsiavis

Richard Tognetti #1510

Richard Tognetti #1510
2018

Louise Hearman

Catherine Livingstone

Catherine Livingstone
2018

Mathew Lynn

Margaret Seares

Margaret Seares
2018

Cherry Hood

Anna Meares

Anna Meares
2018

Narelle Autio

On display: Gallery Two
Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Mauboy
2018

David Rosetzky

On display: Gallery Two
Nicholas Paspaley Jnr

Nicholas Paspaley Jnr
2018

Andrew Bonneau

What the tree saw: David Foster

What the tree saw: David Foster
2018

Jacqui Stockdale

Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly
2018

Paul Newton

Tan Le

Tan Le
2018

John Tsiavis

Nick Farr-Jones

Nick Farr-Jones
2019

James Brickwood

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman
2020

Vincent Fantauzzo

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams…

Raelene Sharp

Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)

Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
2021

Michael Peck

Lady Primrose Potter

Lady Primrose Potter
2023

Betina Fauvel-Ogden

Maggie

Maggie
2023

Del Kathryn Barton

On display: Gallery Two
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Ben Roberts-Smith
2017

Julian Kingma

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