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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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Susie Porter, 2000 (printed 2001)

Peter Brew-Bevan

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 49.5 cm x 40.6 cm, image: 45.9 cm x 37.6 cm)

Susie Porter is an actor, whose first film appearances were in Idiot Box (1996), Paradise Road (1997), and the disastrous Stephen Elliott venture Welcome to Woop Woop (1998). The sexual candour of her character in the latter was reprised in her leading roles in Davida Allen's Feeling Sexy (2000), Better Than Sex (2001), and The Monkey's Mask (2001). She also appeared in the fictionalised biography of Tap Dogs creator Dein Perry, Bootmen (2000), which is set in her native Newcastle. She will next be seen in Star Wars: Episode 2. Porter won an FCCA Annual Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Two Hands (1999).

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

Accession number: 2001.172

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Peter Brew-Bevan (age 31 in 2000)

Susie Porter

Subject professions

Performing arts

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Akira Isogawa, 2001 Peter Brew-Bevan
Akira Isogawa, 2001 Peter Brew-Bevan
Akira Isogawa, 2001 Peter Brew-Bevan
Akira Isogawa, 2001 Peter Brew-Bevan

Peter Brew-Bevan Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2005

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

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

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Previous exhibition, 2004

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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.