Skip to main content
Menu
Michael Riley's portraits video: 4 mins

Michael Riley's portraits

Portrait story

Linda Burney, Brenda Croft and Darrell Sibosado share memories of Michael Riley and his photographic practice.

Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Sophisticated and glamorous

Magazine article by Amanda Rowell, 2015

Michael Riley’s early portraits by Amanda Rowell.

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Beauty and strength Portraits by Michael Riley

Previous exhibition, 2014

Influential Indigenous Australian artist Michael Riley (1960 - 2004) created these portrait photographs between 1984 and 1990 - they stand as an intricately connected group portrait of the vibrant urban-based Indigenous arts community in Sydney's inner-west at a formative moment.

Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

© National Portrait Gallery 2019
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 Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which the NPG stands.