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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.

Reputedly Elizabeth Macarthur, 1785-1790 Unknown

The most material advantages

Devotion

A one-in-a-thousand woman

A Calm So Deep, 2018 by Elizabeth Looker

The National Portrait Gallery Announces Art Handlers’ Award 18 February 2019

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The National Portrait Gallery is excited to announce that Perth photographer Elizabeth Looker has won the Art Handlers’ Award for this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Art Handlers' Award NPPP 2019 video: 1 minute

Art Handlers' Award 2019 James & Michelle

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The Art Handlers' Award for 2019 went to A Calm So Deep, 2018 by Elizabeth Looker.

Darling Portrait Prize winner announcement video: 10 minutes

Winner announcement “Dancing feet and wild hair...”

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We are delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural $75,000 Darling Portrait Prize is Anthea da Silva with her painting of contemporary dancer Dr Elizabeth Cameron-Dalman OAM.

Charles Teo, 2012 Adam Chang

Portrait Allsorts On display in Gallery Seven from 19 October

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Offering portraiture in all its flavours: painting, photography, drawing, textiles, printmaking and sculpture, this exhibition is a feast for minds and eyes.

King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

King Edward Terrace Behind the street name

Visiting the gallery

King Edward Terrace was named in honour of King Edward VII (1841-1910)

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

Who is Lillie Roberts?

Devotion

Talented wife for a talented husband

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

Favourite books of our Friends

Circle of Friends

A list of books our Friends nominated as their favourite

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

2013-14 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

This 1910 portrait of Elizabeth Sarah (Lillie) Roberts by Tom Roberts was brought into the Gallery's collection with the assistance of the Acquisition Fund in 2013.

Patrick White, 1980 William Yang

Top of their game Nobel Laureates

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Macfarlane Burnet and Patrick White

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam

2014-15 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

Kristin Headlam's portrait of Chris Wallace-Crabbe was acquired with the support of the Circle of Friends in 2014.

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Annual Appeal Listed by year

Honour board
Bern Emmerichs video: 4 minutes

Bern Emmerichs

Contributing artists

Born: 1961, Melbourne
Works: Melbourne

Reg Richardson AM, 2014 Mitch Cairns

Grow the Portrait Gallery of Australia 9 June 2016

Archived media releases 2016

The Portrait Gallery is calling for contributions to support in the acquisition of superb portraits for the national collection.

Judges comments  video: 6 minutes and 12 seconds

More about the National Photographic Portrait Prize

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Comments from our judges and information about entering the 2017 Prize.

Finalists announced for National Photographic Portrait Prize 14 November 2018

Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery would like to congratulate the forty finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019.

We would like to thank our partners.
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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.