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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.

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

The Dipper

The Dipper

Moustaches

One of the versions of thick, macho moustache strongly associated in the Australian visual lexicon with sportsmen of the 1970s and 80s.

Angus Young, AC/DC, LA, 1978 Rennie Ellis

Oz Rock Gettin’ robbed, gettin’ stoned, gettin’ beat up, broken boned

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Two of the music industry’s highest-selling performers originated in suburban Australia. The Bee Gees started out in Brisbane, for instance, and AC/DC played their first gigs at a nightclub in inner Sydney.

Peter de Waal and Peter Bonsall-Boone, St Kilda, October 1966 Unknown artist

Committed to the cause and each other

Devotion

Love versus the law

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Donors $10,000 - $49,999

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Guthugga Pipeline, Christmas Show, upstairs, The (old) Griffin Centre, Civic, 22 December 1979. Crowd, L-R : Ben Donaldson, Anne Redmond, Nick Vollis, Esa  Makela, Megan Woodrow (Mohawk), Andy Hall (scarf) 'pling

Capital Cool Stop in all the byways, playin' rock 'n roll

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Outsiders tend to give Canberra a bad rap: sterile, plagued by politicians, a comatose capital for professionals and academics. Nick Cave once said he didn’t like the city because there were too many punks.

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Supporters $5,000 - $9,999

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Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Rick Amor 21 Portraits 20 November 2014

Archived media releases 2014

Press releases and image downloads for media.

Barry Gibb, 1970-71 Rennie Ellis

The 1950s to the present day

Mo and beard timeline

Certain European leaders (needless to name) had the effect of making certain styles of facial hair decidedly undesirable in the years immediately after World War 2.

Mal Meninga, 2018 Peter Hudson

Mal Meninga, 2018 by Peter Hudson

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Commissioned with funds provided by Maliganis Edwards Johnson and Alan Dodge AM 2018

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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Portrait Donors Listed by year

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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.

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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.