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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.

Jane Franklin

Jane’s conviction

Devotion

Stand by your man

Kath & Kim, c. 2011 (printed 2020) John Tsiavis

Look at moy!

Nearest & Dearest

Foxy ladies’ fame, friendship

Bern Emmerichs video: 4 minutes

Bern Emmerichs

Contributing artists

Born: 1961, Melbourne
Works: Melbourne

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa

A head for business and a heart for love

Lust

For love, not money

Fanny Jane Marlay

All at sea

Devotion

Tiny token, big love

Small Things, 2012 by Sam Jinks

Intimacy

More about In the flesh

In experiencing intimacy the human mind wrestles with the impossible task of being as one with another. Sculptor Sam Jinks unites the textures of the human body and human emotion in these works addressing moments of intimacy.

Portrait 50 hits the shelves

1 September 2015
Archived media releases 2015

With contributions from Julia Gillard, Fiona Gruber, and Dr Karl James, the National Portrait Gallery’s 50th edition of Portrait has something for everyone.

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Frequently asked questions

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

Answers to your questions about entering the prize.

Reg Richardson AM

2015-17 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

From 2015 to 2017 the Acquisition Fund was focussed on Reg Richardson AM by Mitch Cairns, a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2014, and a great example of minimalist portraiture.

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown

Australian Love Stories

4 January 2021
Media

A major new exhibition celebrating love in all its guises. Opening 20 March 2021.

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

8 March 2018
Archived media releases 2018

Images for media use will be available from 8 March 2018.

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Annual Appeal

Listed by year
Honour board
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Entry guidelines

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

Read the full requirements for entering the prize.

Scone, 2010 by Darren McDonald
Private collection, Melbourne and courtesy of Scott Livesey Galleries

Darren McDonald

Explore The Popular Pet Show

The wild balancing act of McDonald’s home décor (is that there as a joke? where do I actually sit down? is this ironic or what? what a lovely photo of Darren and Robin in Europe!) is reflected in his own personality.

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Zed, from the series Walking the dog, 2005 by Robyn Sweaney

Robyn Sweaney

Explore The Popular Pet Show

Robyn's parents had two terriers, Wuff and Snuff. In spite of Snuff’s ominous name and a couple of close shaves – once, he jumped out of a moving car, and another time, on a long road trip, he was accidentally left behind at a petrol station – he outlived Wuff.

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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