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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.

Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap

Somewhere to hang your cap

Magazine article by Beatrice Thompson, 2007

A pair of portraits by John Brack; Portrait of Kym Bonython and Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap combine to create a quirky depiction of their subject.

Song Dong Waste Not (detail), 2013

Family collective

Magazine article by Beatrice Gralton, 2013

Beatrice Gralton looks at a larger than life portrait by Chinese artist Song Dong.

Les Blakebrough
Les Blakebrough
Les Blakebrough

Les Blakebrough, 1971 (printed 2009)

Douglas Thompson
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Col Levy
Col Levy
Col Levy

Col Levy, 1971 (printed 2009)

Douglas Thompson
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Little Pattie
Little Pattie
Little Pattie

Little Pattie, 1966 (printed 2019)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson, 2013

Dr Julie Dowling
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint and red ochre on canvas

Purchased 2015

Jack Thompson on the set of Spyforce
Jack Thompson on the set of Spyforce
Jack Thompson on the set of Spyforce

Jack Thompson on the set of Spyforce, 1970 (printed 2012)

Brian McInerney
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

James Gleeson
James Gleeson
James Gleeson

James Gleeson, 1974 (printed 2014)

Douglas Thompson
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Peter Travis
Peter Travis
Peter Travis

Peter Travis, 1971 (printed 2009)

Douglas Thompson
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Peter Rushforth
Peter Rushforth
Peter Rushforth

Peter Rushforth, 1971 (printed 2009)

Douglas Thompson
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Cormac + Callum Kenne, My Children, Sydney, Australia, 2009

Citizen Kenne

Magazine article by April Thompson, 2013

April Thompson explores an exhibition of Ingvar Kenne’s global portrait project.

Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson
Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson, 2019 (printed 2021)

Peter Brew-Bevan
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2021

Garry Shead and Tom Thompson
Garry Shead and Tom Thompson
Garry Shead and Tom Thompson

Garry Shead and Tom Thompson, 1993

Adam Knott
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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