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Norma Redpath, 1964

Mark Strizic

gelatin silver photograph on paper

Norma Redpath OBE (b. 1928), sculptor, studied in her native Melbourne at the Swinburne Technical College and RMIT. In the mid-fifties she travelled and studied in Europe, returning to Melbourne to exhibit at the annual Victorian Sculptors' Association shows while teaching at a girls' school and at Swinburne Technical College. In 1962 she took up a scholarship in Italy, where she worked in bronze-casting factories and lived in Milan. Henceforth Italy was her second home, and Italian her second language. From 1951 onward Redpath received many commissions for public sculptures. Her Canberra works include the spectacular Treasury Fountain (1965-69), opposite the National Library, and the Extended Column at the Canberra School of Music at the ANU, the design of which serves as the basis of the School's logo. Redpath has been a generous and energetic advocate for Australian sculpture all her life.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2003
© Estate of Mark Strizic

Accession number: 2003.135

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Artist and subject

Mark Strizic (age 36 in 1964)

Norma Redpath (age 36 in 1964)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

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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.

Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic
Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic
Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic
Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic

In and out of focus

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2017

Gael Newton looks at Australian photography, film and the sixties through the novel lens of Mark Strizic.

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic

Poet of the Fleeting Moment

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

Mark Strizic's work crosses a broad spectrum of photographic fields including urban, industrial, commercial, and architectural photography. 

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner
Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner
Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner
Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner

Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

Drawn from some of the many donations made to the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Portraits for Posterity pays homage both to the remarkable (and varied) group of Australians who are portrayed in the portraits and the generosity of the many donors who have presented them to the 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.