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Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984

Grant Matthews

type C photograph on paper (sheet: 45.5 cm x 35.0 cm, image: 40.6 cm x 30.3 cm)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McLean 2008
© Grant Matthews

Accession number: 2008.88

Currently on display: Gallery Three (Robert Oatley Gallery)

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Grant Matthews

Jimmy Barnes (age 28 in 1984)

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Performing arts

Related portraits

1. Jimmy Barnes, 1986. All Jim Rolon.

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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.