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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.

Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence
Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence
Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence

Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Margot Rhys, 1935 by Athol Shmith

Progressive pictures

Magazine article by Aimee Board, 2017

Athol Shmith’s photographs contributed to the emergence of a new vision of Australian womanhood.

The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards
The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards
The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards

The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards

Portrait, synthetic polymer on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis
The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis
The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis

The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker
Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker
Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker

Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain

Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith), c. 1952 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Portrait 57 Winter 2017

Magazine

The discovery of Dempsey's People, Australian rugby greats, Athol Shmith's progressive pictures, and powerful Indigenous portraits.

Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner
Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner
Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner

Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Eric Harding and Athol Hawke 2002

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman
Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman
Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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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.