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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.

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.

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.

Pat Painting No 1, 1983 Richard Larter

Richard and Pat Art, love, absurdity and exuberance

Passion

Partners in sparkle

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

Some prime ministers

General content

Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

Primed Some Prime Ministers

Previous exhibition, 2019

Seventeen of Australia’s thirty prime ministers to date are represented in the contrasting sizes, moods and mediums of these portraits.

Self portrait with pin-up, 1965 Richard Larter

Richard Larter In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1965

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Untitled #21/09 (after Ricci, 1700; featuring Matthew Mitcham), 2009 Ross Watson

Getting bare

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2015

How seven portraits within Bare reveal in a public portrait parts of the body and elements of life usually located in the private sphere.

Portrait of Nell #15, 2009 Richard Larter
Portrait of Nell #15, 2009 Richard Larter
Portrait of Nell #15, 2009 Richard Larter

Portrait of Nell #15, 2009 Richard Larter

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, gesso, binder medium, gel and glitter on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2014

Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1, 2011 Richard Larter
Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1, 2011 Richard Larter
Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1, 2011 Richard Larter

Arizona 250 GT Ron Radford and Shiva #1, 2011 Richard Larter

Portrait, computer generated image, synthetic polymer paint and gel-glitters on polyester canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013

Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter
Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter
Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter

Arizona 250 GT Major General Liz Cosson, 2013 Richard Larter

Portrait, computer generated image, synthetic polymer paint and gel-glitters on polyester canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013

Portrait 29 September - November 2008

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine includes William Bligh, Lionel Rose, Richard Larter, Layne Beachley, William Yang and more.

Richard Larter, 2004 R. Ian Lloyd
Richard Larter, 2004 R. Ian Lloyd
Richard Larter, 2004 R. Ian Lloyd

Richard Larter, 2004 R. Ian Lloyd

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of R. Ian Lloyd 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Pat and Richard Larter, Luddenham, 1970s

Pin-ups

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008

Christopher Chapman describes the art and life of Australian artist Richard Larter.

Pat Painting No 1, 1983 Richard Larter
Pat Painting No 1, 1983 Richard Larter
Pat Painting No 1, 1983 Richard Larter

Pat Painting No 1, 1983 Richard Larter

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2008

Self portrait with glove, 1939 Herbert Badham

To Look Within Self Portraits in Australia

Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of self-portraits in Australia, from the colonial period to the present

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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.