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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.

Frog Hunter, Damien Wurrkidj, 2011 by Matthew Abbott

Matthew Abbott

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Andrew Cowen

Andrew Cowen

Winner, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
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Andrew Cowen on photographing his friend Matthew Martin.

Art Handlers' Award 2016

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The winner of our Art Handlers' Award receives $1000 and free return transport for their photograph, courtesy of International Art Services.

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Annual Appeal

Listed by year
Honour board
Tim Winton

2020 Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

In 2020 the Annual Appeal was focussed on Sally Robinson's remarkable portrait of author Tim Winton.

Turia Pitt

2021 Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

In 2021 the Annual Appeal was focussed on Peter Brew-Bevan's portraits of athletes Turia Pitt, Leisel Jones OAM and Ellie Cole OAM.

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Portrait Donors

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Honour board
Jack Charles

NPPP 2012 learning resource

Learning resource archive

Exploring select works from the NPPP 2012. For secondary students.

Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker

NPPP 2016 exhibition essay

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Penny Grist, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2016 Prize.

Access and inclusion Action Plan 2018-20

Policies and plans

Our Access and Inclusion Plan has been developed as part of our commitment to best practice ideals, so that the Gallery site, the Collection, exhibitions and public programs are accessible to all.

Trevor Jamieson, 2016 by Brett Canet-Gibson

The more things change...

NPPP 2017 exhibition essay
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Dr Sarah Engledow, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2017 Prize.

The Art Lovers - Megan, 2013 by Gary Grealy

Everybody, look serious

NPPP 2014 exhibition essay
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Dr Sarah Engledow, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2014 Prize.

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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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