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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.

Self portrait, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd’s Mysterious Eyes 6 May 2016

Archived media releases 2016

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled a focus exhibition of captivating portraits by renowned artist Arthur Boyd, titled Mysterious eyes: Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945.

Listen: Mysterious eyes video: 8 minutes 42 seconds

Listen: Mysterious eyes Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945

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An open house, recollections of my early life: extracts from the reminiscences of David Boyd.

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog, c. 1909 H. Walter Barnett

The Streetons’ rich serenade

Passion

If music be the food of love

Carl Cooper, 1945-46 Arthur Boyd

Portrait Gallery benefits from generous Boxer bequest 8 April 2015

Archived media releases 2015

Canberran and modernist art collector Alan Boxer has generously bequeathed two works by artists Arthur Boyd and Jenny Sages to the National Portrait Gallery.

Walking in Tall Grass, Marion 2, 2011 by Jan Nelson

Jan Nelson

More about In the flesh artists

Jan Nelson was born in Melbourne. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1983 and has been exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia since that time including at the MCA, Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

Mark Ella, 2015 Nikki Toole

Gallery unveils Portrait of Mark Ella 12 May 2016

Archived media releases 2016

Last night in Sydney, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled a newly commissioned portrait of Australian sporting legend Mark Ella AM.

The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy, 2018 Deidre But-Husaim

The Writer: Peter Goldsworthy, 2018 by Deidre But-Husaim

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Commissioned with funds provided by Jillian Broadbent AO and Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018.

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Andrew Sayers, 2012 Mark Mohell

Andrew Sayers AM FAHA 13 October 2015

Archived media releases 2015

The Chairman, Board, Director and staff mourn the loss of the National Portrait Gallery's inaugural director.

Eden, 2011 by Arianne McNaught

Arianne McNaught

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation Lecture, 28 May 2011

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Dr Anne Sanders NPG Curatorial Researcher investigated the lives of the pioneering psychologists whose portraits are featured in Inner Worlds.

Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor

Rick Amor: 21 Portraits

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Sarah Engledow chronicles Rick Amor's work and accomplishments in this extensive essay in conjunction with the exhibition Rick Amor: 21 Portraits.

Lesley Harding

Faces of war Lecture, 14 May 2011

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Lesley Harding, Curator, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne explores Albert Tucker’s experience of World War II, his interests in the intersection between psychology and creativity, and their influence on his portrait making.

Dr Christopher Chapman

The art of Inner Worlds Lecture, 7 May 2011

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Dr Christopher Chapman NPG Curator of Inner Worlds explains the development of an exhibition that spans from Surrealism to contemporary art.

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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.