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Preparatory study for Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2005

Avril Thomas

charcoal on paper (support: 148.0 cm x 108.5 cm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2006
© Commonwealth of Australia

Accession number: 2006.55

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Avril Thomas (age 49 in 2005)

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE (age 74 in 2005)

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Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas
Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas
Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas
Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas

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Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

As part of its ongoing program of commissions of portraits of prominent Australians, the National Portrait Gallery has unveiled a portrait of Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson by South Australian artist Avril Thomas.

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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.