Skip to main content

Ticketed entry is in place to safely manage your visit so please book ahead. Need to cancel or rejig? Email bookings@npg.gov.au

Menu

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.

Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis
Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis
Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis

Jacki Weaver, 2018 John Tsiavis

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2018

Marilyn Darling interview video: 2 minutes

Marilyn Darling by Anne Zahalka

Portrait story

Marilyn Darling talks about the creation of her portrait, and the photographic process.

Gordon and Marilyn Darling interview video: 6 minutes

Gordon and Marilyn Darling interview

General content

Gordon and Marilyn Darling talk about the origins of the National Portrait Gallery and some of their favourite portraits.

Andy Thomas, 2002 Montalbetti & Campbell

Uncommon Australians The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Previous exhibition, 2015

This exhibition showcases portraits acquired through the generosity of the National Portrait Gallery’s Founding Patrons, L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC.

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Uncommon Australians The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling

General content

Sarah Engledow writes about Gordon and Marilyn Darling and their support for the National Portrait Gallery throughout its evolution.

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland
Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland
Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015

Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, 2014 Sam Leach
Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, 2014 Sam Leach
Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, 2014 Sam Leach

Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, 2014 Sam Leach

Portrait, oil and resin on plywood

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2014

Portrait of Julia Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist
Portrait of Julia Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist
Portrait of Julia Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist

Portrait of Julia Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC 2013

Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Portrait of Henry Hopkins, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2013

Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2013

Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell
Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell
Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell

Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2013

Jessie Robertson, c. 1849 Thomas Bock
Jessie Robertson, c. 1849 Thomas Bock
Jessie Robertson, c. 1849 Thomas Bock

Jessie Robertson, c. 1849 Thomas Bock

Portrait, pencil, chalk and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC 2013

Portrait of Harriet Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist
Portrait of Harriet Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist
Portrait of Harriet Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist

Portrait of Harriet Swan, c. 1842 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC 2013

Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka

Support Crew

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Portraits of philanthropists in the collection honour their contributions to Australia and acknowledge their support of the National Portrait Gallery.

Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton
Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton
Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton

Elizabeth Blackburn, 2011 Hugh Hamilton

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2011

Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka

Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka

Portrait, colour transparency on lightbox

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2010

We would like to thank our partners.
© National Portrait Gallery 2021
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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.