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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.

Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae
Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae
Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae

Terry Snow and China, 2017 Jude Rae

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Justin Garrick and Ms Dharini Ganesan Rasu, Mr Dino Nikias & Mrs Dimitra Nikias, Mr Jim Windeyer, Ms Claudia Hyles, Mrs Sotiria Liangis OAM and Mr John Liangis, Justice Mary Finn, Mr Bill Farmer AO and Mrs Elaine Farmer, Mr Tim Efkarpidis, Mr Bob Nattey and Mrs Charlotte Nattey, Ms Jennifer Bott AO, Mr Keith Bradley, Dr Sam Whittle and Mrs Heather Whittle 2017

Self Portrait (the year my husband left), 2008 by Jude Rae

Jude Rae

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Jude Rae’s high reputation rests on her austere, cerebral still lifes of gas canisters, electric jugs and jars, which she groups and rearranges for paintings that catch their difficult curves and reflections. Her self-portrait’s likewise thoughtfully composed.

Ms Anna Burke MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives 2015 by Jude Rae

Hired guns, bounty hunters and horse whisperers

Magazine article by Jude Rae, 2016

Jude Rae contemplates the portrait commission.

Self Portrait (the year my husband left), 2008 by Jude Rae

Observation point

Magazine article by Jude Rae, 2015

Portraits take many forms, from official statements of power and status to deeply personal testaments of affection and insight.

The fortepianist - portrait of Dr Geoffrey Lancaster, 2011 Jude Rae
The fortepianist - portrait of Dr Geoffrey Lancaster, 2011 Jude Rae
The fortepianist - portrait of Dr Geoffrey Lancaster, 2011 Jude Rae

The fortepianist - portrait of Dr Geoffrey Lancaster, 2011 Jude Rae

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Andrew Lu OAM 2013
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Interview with Professor Frank Fenner video: 2 minutes

Professor Frank Fenner 'A White Shirt'

Portrait story

An interview with Professor Frank Fenner who describes his life and the creation of his portrait.

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

The highest honour

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Bringing eminent scientist Frank Fenner and artist Jude Rae together for the National Portrait Gallery commission was like matchmaking.

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae
Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Study for portrait of Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

Inspiration + Realisation: Jude Rae

Magazine article by Justin Paton, 2006

Justin Paton explores the latest exhibition of Jude Rae's portrait paintings. 

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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.