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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.

Pat Painting No 1, 1983 Richard Larter

Richard and Pat Art, love, absurdity and exuberance

Passion

Partners in sparkle

Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955 by Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon People media information 8 August 2013

Archived media releases 2013

Press releases and images downloads for media.

Richard Walley, 2015 Julie Dowling

Richard Walley OAM honoured in new Portrait Gallery commission 2 September 2015

Archived media releases 2015

A new commissioned portrait funded by the Gallery’s Foundation will be launched at Murdoch University in Perth tonight, Wednesday 2 September.

Marian Anderson, contralto, New York, June 30, 1955 by Richard Avedon

Image downloads Richard Avedon People

Richard Avedon People media information

Hi-resolution images for media representatives, password required.

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 by Louise Hearman

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Peter Weiss AO 2018

Richard Avedon learning resource

Learning resource archive

This resource has strong connections with the Australian Curriculum and is designed primarily for upper secondary school teachers of Visual Arts, English, History and Theory of Knowledge.

Image downloads Richard Walley OAM, by Julie Dowling

Richard Walley OAM honoured in new Portrait Gallery commission

Hi-resolution images for media representatives, password required.

Lucy Escott, early 1860s Dalton's Royal Photographic Gallery

An international troupe of two

It's Complicated

Office romance

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, 2006 (printed 2020) Peter Brew-Bevan

Australian Love Stories 4 January 2021

Media

A major new exhibition celebrating love in all its guises. Opening 20 March 2021.

Portrait of TERROIR, 2009 by Brett Boardman

TERROIR

General content

TERROIR directors Gerard Reinmuth, Scott Balmforth and Richard Blythe believe that the practice of architecture is the production of knowledge.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam

2014-15 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

Kristin Headlam's portrait of Chris Wallace-Crabbe was acquired with the support of the Circle of Friends in 2014.

spaces between movement and stillness, 2021 Harriet Schwarzrock

Harriet Schwarzrock: spaces between movement and stillness 10 February 2021

Media

To celebrate the new exhibition Australian Love Stories, renowned Australian glass artist Harriet Schwarzrock has been commissioned to make a large-scale installation reflecting on the role the heart plays as our emotional centre.

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Annual Appeal Listed by year

Honour board
Fans at an Easybeats concert, Sydney Stadium, 1965 Bob King

Oz Origins A little bit louder now

General content

Australia’s passion for rock ‘n roll was kindled by American and British acts in the 1950s and 60s. The novel genre’s driving, licentious rhythms and voices captured imaginations and libidos, not to mention aspiring young musicians.

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Plan your visit

The café is open 9:00am-3:30pm every day. The shop is open 10:00am to 5:00pm every day.

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 by Gary Grealy

Gary Grealy wins National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 31 March 2017

Archived media releases 2017

After months of anticipation, the winner for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been announced with renowned Sydney portrait photographer Gary Grealy taking out the award. George Fetting, guest judge for the 2017 Prize, was entranced with the evocative nature of the winning portrait Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay.

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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.