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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.

Nat in Hawaii, 1967

John Witzig

type C photograph on paper (mount: 101.5 cm x 75.5 cm, sight: 73.8 cm x 49.2 cm)

Accession number: 2008.41

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

John Witzig (age 23 in 1967)

Nat Young (age 20 in 1967)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

Donated by

John Witzig (3 portraits)

Related information

The Companion

Permanent collection catalogue

Café and shop

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.

Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes
Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes
Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes
Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes

Nat Young

'How to be a surfing legend'

Portrait story

Albert Falzon's photograph of Australian surfer Nat Young captures what it is to be a surfing hero.

Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig
Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig
Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig
Mark Richards, 1976 John Witzig

Off the wall

Magazine article by John Witzig, 2008
Photographer and surf mag editor John Witzig tells the stories behind his iconic surf images.
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley

Bare

Degrees of undress

Previous exhibition, 2015

Bare: Degrees of undress celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin. 

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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.