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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.

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George Gregan, 1999 (printed 2001)

Peter Brew-Bevan

type C photograph on paper (sheet: 50.7 cm x 40.8 cm, image: 43.3 cm x 35.7 cm, frame: depth 4.3 cm)

George Gregan AM (b. 1973), businessman and retired rugby union halfback, is the world's third- most-capped rugby player, with an Australian record 139 Tests to his credit, a record 59 of them as captain. Born in Zambia, he began playing rugby at St Edmund's College, Canberra, and made his test debut against Italy at Ballymore in 1994. The same year he won the Bledisloe Cup for Australia with a try-saving tackle in the last minutes of the game. A key and dedicated player for the ACT Brumbies throughout the 1997 International Super 12 Series, he was named player of the tournament. In September 2001, after leading the Brumbies to a magnificent victory in the Super 12 competition, he succeeded John Eales as captain of the Australian Rugby Union team, the Wallabies. In March 2004 he became the first Super 12 player to play 100 matches; the ACT Brumbies were the Super 12 winners again in 2004. The Gregan Larkham Stand at Canberra Stadium is named for him and his teammate Stephen Larkham. Between 2007 and 2011 Gregan played for the RC Toulonnaise side in France and Suntory Sungoliath in Japan. In 1999 he and his wife Erica established their first GG Espresso outlet in Sydney; there are now some two dozen outlets in the Gregan Group. The George Gregan Foundation has raised more than three million dollars for outdoor playgrounds at hospitals in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra and funds an ongoing paediatric neurology fellowship.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001
© Peter Brew-Bevan courtesy of Sue Southam Management

Accession number: 2001.171

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Artist and subject

Peter Brew-Bevan (age 30 in 1999)

George Gregan (age 26 in 1999)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

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Featuring striking photographic portraits of contemporary figures from the National Portrait Gallery collection, The Look is an aesthetic treat with a lashing of je ne sais quoi.

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In this exhibition Sydney based photographer Peter Brew-Bevan brings together an intimate collection of works that highlight his passion for the genre of portraiture over the last 10 years

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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.