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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.

Darling Portrait Prize People's Choice Award announcement video: 5 minutes

People's Choice Award announcement

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We are delighted to announce the winner of the $10,000 People's Choice Award for the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize is David Darcy for his painting of farmer and environmentalist Wendy Bowman.

Nick Mourtzakis

A non-material and non-physical portrait Lecture, 21 May 2011

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Inner Worlds features the recently commissioned portrait of world-renowned philosopher of consciousness David Chalmers by Melbourne-based artist Nick Mourtzakis.

The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake, 2017 by Harold David

Harold David Takes out the People’s Choice Award for this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize 8 June 2018

Archived media releases 2018

The votes are in and the National Portrait Gallery is pleased to announce The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake by Harold David is the people’s choice for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018.

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David McAllister to join National Portrait Gallery collection 26 April 2016

Archived media releases 2016

Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister AM will join the Portrait Gallery’s national collection in a newly-commissioned portrait taken by illustrious Australian photographer, Peter Brew-Bevan.

What the tree saw: David Foster, 2018 Jacqui Stockdale

What the tree saw: David Foster, 2018 by Jacqui Stockdale

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Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 by David Rosetzky

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Commissioned with funds provided by Sony Music Entertainment Australia 2018

Stephen, Russell and David Page, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Bangarra brothers: songman, storyteller, dancer

Passion

Creative kin

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.

Exhibition catalogue

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Dempsey’s people is accompanied by a full-colour, scholarly publication by Dr David Hansen, Associate Professor with the Centre for Art History and Art Theory at the ANU. Available at The Curatoreum for $64.95.

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Annual Appeal Listed by year

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Study for commissioned portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (profile head study), 2005 Jiawei Shen

Before hand: The private life of a portrait On display in Galleries Eight and Nine, from 10 October

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Revealing the backstories behind the NPG collection, Before hand features interviews with artists and sitters as well as working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and footage taken in artists’ studios and out on location.

Portrait of Troppo Architects, 2009 by David Lancashire

Troppo Architects

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The studios of Troppo Architects are located away from Australia’s major urban centres.

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Donors $10,000 - $49,999

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The Assumption of Virginity, 2014 video: 1 minute

The Assumption of Virginity, 2014 by Xanthe Dobbie

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Finalist, MDPA 2014

David Stratton, 2012
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Sharon Zwi

Finalist interviews
Angus Trumble and David Hansen

National Portrait Gallery Director's tenure ends in triumph 30 November 2018

Archived media releases 2018

National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble is ending his five-year tenure with a flourish, after announcing that Gallery publication Dempsey’s People: A Folio of British Street Portraits 1824-1844 has been awarded the 2018 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.

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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.