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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.

Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Nora Heysen with her dog sitting outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Nora Heysen with her dog standing outside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage
Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Nora Heysen inside her home, Hunters Hill, Sydney, 2000 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Sage and partner, 2003 Lewis Morley
Sage and partner, 2003 Lewis Morley
Sage and partner, 2003 Lewis Morley

Sage and partner, 2003 Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003

Cate Blanchett, 1998 Sage
Cate Blanchett, 1998 Sage
Cate Blanchett, 1998 Sage

Cate Blanchett, 1998 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, poly toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999

Bernie McGann, 1999 Sage
Bernie McGann, 1999 Sage
Bernie McGann, 1999 Sage

Bernie McGann, 1999 Sage

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999

Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage
Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage
Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage

Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003

The Parkes

The Parkes

Beards

It wasn’t uncommon for the pro-beard fraternity of the mid nineteenth century to cite beards as a sign of wisdom on the grounds that Socrates and other ancient philosophers had worn them.

John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland

Glossy - Faces Magazines Now

Previous exhibition, 1999

Magazines are the portrait galleries of the 90s... Glossy is about magazines. The exhibition presents the work of eight photographers, Australian by birth or long-term residency, who are producing portraits for publication in magazines around the world.

Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell

Face the Music

Previous exhibition, 2005

Australia has become recognised for the range and talent of its musicians, composers, conductors and celebrities in general associated with the music industry

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

Depth of Field Portrait Photography from the Collection

Previous exhibition, 2004

Over the last five years the National Portrait Gallery has developed a collection of portrait photographs that reflects both the strength and diversity of Australian achievement as well as the talents of our photographers.

Cathy Freeman, 1994

Depth of Field

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2004

The exhibition Depth of Field displays a selection of portrait photographs that reflect the strength and diversity of Australian achievement.

Each morning when I wake up I put on my mothers face, 2000

Paths to portraiture

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

The life and art of Australian artist Jenny Sages is on display in the exhibition Paths to Portraiture.

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Tony Bilson, c. 2005 George Fetting

Eating the seasons

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2019

Anne Sanders imbibes Tony Bilson’s gastronomic revolution.

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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.