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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.

Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed

Paul Kelly learning resource

Learning resources

This learning resource package is designed for educators of secondary students as a companion to the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Paul Kelly & The Portraits.

Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall

Paul Kelly and The Portraits media information 18 June 2013

Archived media releases 2013

Paul Kelly & The Portraits presents a multifaceted image of the performer over the course of his career.

Gail Kelly, 2018 Paul Newton

Gail Kelly, 2018 by Paul Newton

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Westpac Group and Optus 2018

The Last Paul Mumme Work, 2015 video: 3 minutes

The Last Paul Mumme Work, 2015 by Paul Mumme

General content

Finalist, DPA 2016

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Queenie McKenzie Nakara, 1997 Greg Weight

She saved his life. He showed her painting.

Nearest & Dearest

Leaders, painters, friends

Festival opening night dinner with Paul West 25 August 2016

General content

Join the host of River Cottage Australia for a special meal and conversation

Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009 John Tsiavis

Help warm the Canberra community 4 July 2016

Archived media releases 2016

National Portrait Gallery and the St Vincent de Paul Society are asking Canberrans to pick up their knitting needles and crochet hooks to create warm winter scarves to assist people in need.

Prison and death in the 19th century Two iBooks of authentic records

Learning resources

16 inmates including Ned Kelly, Captain Moonlite and Frederick Deeming. And 12 sketches of the deceased, including several children.

Mal Meninga, 2018 Peter Hudson

Mal Meninga, 2018 by Peter Hudson

General content

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

Songman, portrait of Kev Carmody, 2006 Peter Hudson

Protest! How can we dance when our earth is turning?

General content

Rock’s raw potency made it the ideal medium for fomenting protest. The 1970s, 80s and onwards saw calls for social and environmental justice ring out through song.

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

National Portrait Gallery unveils twenty new portrait commissions to celebrate twenty years 18 October 2018

Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled twenty new portrait commissions of Australian leaders and individualists as part of its twentieth birthday celebrations in a new exhibition, 20/20: Celebrating twenty years with twenty new portrait commissions.

Our only concern is the void, 2013 video: 12 minutes

Our only concern is the void, 2013 by Nik Lee

General content

Winner, MDPA 2013

Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews

Announcing... Pub Rock 11 August 2020

Media

An exhibition that celebrates the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock and its enduring impact on the nation’s identity, opens at the National Portrait Gallery on 5 September, 2020.

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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.