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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.

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Don Dunstan, 1992-93 (printed 2019)

Robin Sellick

inkjet print on paper (image: 117.0 cm x 100.0 cm)

Don Dunstan AC QC (1926-1999) was Labor Premier of South Australia from 1967 to 1968 and 1970 to 1979. During his premierships, South Australia was in the vanguard of social and political reform in this country, introducing much progressive legislation pertaining to sex discrimination, Aboriginal rights, decriminalisation of homosexuality, industrial relations, environmental conservation, and electoral reform. It was also at this time that Adelaide's Festival of the Arts became a cultural event of international stature. On one occasion Dunstan wore pink shorts in Parliament as a symbol of his commitment to change. This piece of frivolity notwithstanding, he revitalised State politics and was a major influence on later State Labor premiers.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2019

Accession number: 2019.49

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Artist and subject

Robin Sellick (age 25 in 1992)

Don Dunstan AC QC (age 66 in 1992)

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Robin Sellick (5 portraits)

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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.

Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute
Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute
Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute
Interview with Robin Sellick video: 1 minute

Adam Scott by Robin Sellick

Portrait story

An interview with photographer Robin Sellick about his portrait of golfing champion Adam Scott.

Steve Irwin, 2005 Robin Sellick
Steve Irwin, 2005 Robin Sellick
Steve Irwin, 2005 Robin Sellick
Steve Irwin, 2005 Robin Sellick

Crikey!

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

Robin Sellick captured a rare moment of quietude from the late conservation star Steve Irwin.

Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, 2006 Robin Sellick
Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, 2006 Robin Sellick
Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, 2006 Robin Sellick
Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, 2006 Robin Sellick

Celebrities on the field

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2006

Robin Sellick's portraits of Australian sportspeople include Harry Kewell, Adam Scott, Shane Warne, Mark Webber and John Newcombe.

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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.