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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.

Wainburranga (Paddy Fordham), 1986 Martin van der Wal

Big shots

Magazine article by Djon Mundine OAM, 2017

Djon Mundine OAM brings poignant memory and context to Martin van der Wal’s 1986 portrait photographs of storied Aboriginal artists.

Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore
Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore
Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore

Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2011

Tim Winton, 2004 Quentin Jones

Tracks in the sand

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Dr Sarah Engledow discusses Quentin Jones's photograph of Australian author Tim Winton.

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Painting writing

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the portraits of writers held in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

Sir Charles Court and Richard Court, 2006-07 Mary Moore
Sir Charles Court and Richard Court, 2006-07 Mary Moore
Sir Charles Court and Richard Court, 2006-07 Mary Moore

Sir Charles Court and Richard Court, 2006-07 Mary Moore

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2006

Johnny O'Keefe "A little bit louder now...", 1999 Ivan Durrant

Making Portraits Five Years of National Portrait Gallery Commissions

Previous exhibition, 2004

The considered matching of artist to subject has produced an amazing collection of unique and original works in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery

Portrait of Elizabeth Jolley, 2003 Mary Moore
Portrait of Elizabeth Jolley, 2003 Mary Moore
Portrait of Elizabeth Jolley, 2003 Mary Moore

Portrait of Elizabeth Jolley, 2003 Mary Moore

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2003

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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.