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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.

The Hooker

The Hooker

Beards

Not unlike the style famously observed by Abraham Lincoln, the Hooker consists of a furry chinstrap, starting alongside the ears, clinging to the ridge of jawbone and joining at the chin.

The Greenwood

The Greenwood

Moustaches

Like the Barkly or the Hooker, the Greenwood is an eccentric facial hair mode that seems to have largely avoided being repurposed in contemporary times.

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

A photographer’s glamorous friends

Nearest & Dearest

Community, arts, activism

Lola Montes, c. 1845 Joseph Karl Stieler

Bringing down a kingdom

Lust

The king and the showgirl

Dawn Fraser, 1998 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan

Out of the blocks Early sporting fame

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Dawn Fraser, Lionel Rose, Shane Gould and Cathy Freeman

Lost Love – Waiting for midnight at the Long Distance Call Building on Chang-an Jie so I can call her, Beijing 1998, 2014 video: 2 minutes

Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2014 22 August 2014

Archived media releases 2014

Press releases for media.

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Fred Hilmer, 2018 by Evert Ploeg

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Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Pass to converse, 2003 by Melati Suryodarmo

Melati Suryodarmo by Hendro Wiyanto

Artist essays

Born in Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia in 1969, Melati Suryodarmo’s first degree was in international relations.

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.

Untitled (Chihuahua), 2001 by Noel McKenna
Private collection, Melbourne

Noel McKenna

Explore The Popular Pet Show

It’s a matter beyond dispute that in the entire history of Australian art, it’s Noel McKenna who’s painted the liveliest rendition of the head of a Chihuahua.

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

Some prime ministers

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Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

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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.