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Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig
Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig
Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig

Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig

Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helga Leunig 2013

Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack
Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack
Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack

Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969 John Brack

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Timothy Fairfax AC
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2012

Barry Humphries, 1971 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley
Barry Humphries, 1971 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley
Barry Humphries, 1971 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Barry Humphries, 1971 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Portrait, type C photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie
The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie
The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie

The Mask of Barry Humphries, c. 1972 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marlene McCarthy 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Barry Humphries and Lizzie Spender, 1994 Lewis Morley
Barry Humphries and Lizzie Spender, 1994 Lewis Morley
Barry Humphries and Lizzie Spender, 1994 Lewis Morley

Barry Humphries and Lizzie Spender, 1994 Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Barry Humphries, 1962 Lewis Morley
Barry Humphries, 1962 Lewis Morley
Barry Humphries, 1962 Lewis Morley

Barry Humphries, 1962 Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries
John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries
John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries

John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953 Barry Humphries

Portrait, pastel and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rabbi John Levi AM 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries
Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries
Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries

Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2003

Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries
Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries
Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries

Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2003

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

No Laughing Matter

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2002

The biographical exhibition of Barry Humphries was the first display of its kind at the National Portrait Gallery.

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott

Rarely Everage The Lives of Barry Humphries

Previous exhibition, 2002

The exhibition begins with Barry's childhood in Camberwell, Melbourne and chronicles his days as a struggling actor in Australia and England, his creation of characters including Barry McKenzie, Dame Edna Everage, Sandy Stone and Sir Les Patterson

Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley

Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley

Portrait, direct positive colour photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Les Patterson, 1999 Polly Borland
Sir Les Patterson, 1999 Polly Borland
Sir Les Patterson, 1999 Polly Borland

Sir Les Patterson, 1999 Polly Borland

Portrait, type C photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993 John Elliott

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993, 1993 John Elliott

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh
Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh
Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC 1998
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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