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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.

Gail Kelly, 2018 Paul Newton

Gail Kelly, 2018 by Paul Newton

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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

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Finalist, DPA 2016

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.

Festival opening night dinner with Paul West 25 August 2016

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

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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.

Queenie McKenzie Nakara, 1997 Greg Weight

She saved his life. He showed her painting.

Nearest & Dearest

Leaders, painters, friends

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.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 video: 15 seconds

Art Handlers' Award

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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.

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

Our only concern is the void, 2013 by Nik Lee

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Winner, MDPA 2013

Elizabeth, 2019 Anthea da Silva

The National Portrait Prizes
29 January 2020

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The National Portrait Gallery today announced finalists for the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize, a national new $75,000 prize for Australian portrait painting, and released selected images from the final prize pool for the popular National Photography Portrait Prize.

Untitled#15 from Tour of Duty series (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999), 1999-2000 Matthew Sleeth

Oz Elsewhere Get me outta here

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While the blues-inspired hard guitar riffs of Australian pub rock were shaping tastes, a number of artists were developing music primed for success on the international stage.

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
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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.