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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.

Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson

Immediately, there was a crackle

It's Complicated

A meeting of minds

Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen

The artist and the doctor

Lust

Art, war, scandal

Robert Klippel, 1993 Greg Weight

Hearts and craft

Passion

The long game

Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co

Of Burke, Wills ... and wills

It's Complicated

Infatuation and (ill-fated) exploration

Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley

All the world's a stage

General content

Joan Sutherland, Robert Helpmann and Raigh Roe

Spencer 2016, by Warwick Baker

Tough & Tender Media Release 14 July 2016

Archived media releases 2016

Photographs from internationally acclaimed artists Robert Mapplethorpe, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Collier Schorr and Chris Burden along with contemporary Australian artists, Rozalind Drummond and Warwick Baker will call the National Portrait Gallery home during our extraordinary winter exhibition Tough and Tender.

John and Lottie’s wedding, early 1970s Unknown artist

Shifting the definition

Nearest & Dearest

Defiant commitment

Stephen, Russell and David Page, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Bangarra brothers: songman, storyteller, dancer

Passion

Creative kin

Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Honour board

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Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

2013-14 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

This 1910 portrait of Elizabeth Sarah (Lillie) Roberts by Tom Roberts was brought into the Gallery's collection with the assistance of the Acquisition Fund in 2013.

David Malouf, 2012 Rick Amor

2012-13 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

The Circle of Friends Acquisition Fund for 2012 was dedicated to purchasing a portrait of David Malouf by Rick Amor.

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 winner announced 23 March 2018

Archived media releases 2018

Finalists have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Winner and Highly Commended for the National Photographic Portrait Prize since December. It is our pleasure to announce the Winner for 2018 is Lee Grant for her portrait titled Charlie and Highly Commended has been awarded to Filomena Rizzo for her portrait titled My Olivia.

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Adams Apple, 2013 by Petrina Hicks

Alienation

More about In the flesh

Segregated from their fellow humans in cellophane prisons, reference points are removed, so it is not certain whether these naked figures could be unwrapped, are about to be subsumed, or will forever be suspended in a plastic stasis.

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.

The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence

Oz Punk Sends a permanent shiver down my spine

General content

In 1976, without having been blooded on the Sydney or Melbourne pub circuit, The Saints recorded a single – ‘(I’m) Stranded’ – earning them the distinction of releasing a punk single before The Sex Pistols did.

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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.