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Trevor Jamieson, 2016

Brett Canet-Gibson

inkjet print on paper (frame: 113.0 cm x 82.5 cm depth 3.7 cm, image/sheet: 89.5 cm x 59.5 cm)

Trevor Jamieson (b.1975), Pila Nguru (Spinifex) actor, didgeridoo player, guitarist, singer, dancer and storyteller, grew up in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. A teenager when he won the lead role in Black Swan Theatre’s premiere of the musical Bran Nue Day, he has performed professionally for the past 25 years. He began his television career in Heartland (1994), starring Cate Blanchett and Ernie Dingo, and Kings in Grass Castles (1998). He was a regular on the series Lockie Leonard in 2010, and appeared in The Secret River (2015) and Cleverman (2016). Meanwhile, in 2008 at the Sydney Theatre Awards he was named best actor for the stage show Ngapartji Ngapartji. Jamieson conceived the play, about his Central Desert family who were displaced by the Maralinga tests of the 1950s, in collaboration with Scott Rankin. In 2011 he was the star of another stage collaboration with Rankin, the critically and popularly acclaimed Namatjira, and appeared in As You Like It at the Belvoir. Jamieson has appeared in more than a dozen movies including Bran Nue Day (2009) and Rabbit Proof Fence (2002). Recently starring in the Belvoir theatre production of Coranderrk and also The Season at the Opera House, in the 2019 remake of the 1976 film Storm Boy he played the character originally played by David Gulpilil.

The portrait of Jamieson won the People’s Choice Award for the National Photographic Prize of 2017.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018
© Brett Canet-Gibson

Accession number: 2018.22

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

Artist and subject

Brett Canet-Gibson (age 51 in 2016)

Trevor Jamieson (age 41 in 2016)

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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.