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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.

Bee Miles portrait story video: 2 minutes

Bee Miles 'Eccentricity'

Portrait story

An exploration of Bee Miles' defining characteristic.

Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw
Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw
Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw

Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Brian Griffin 2000

Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw

Good, bad and the ugly

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond explores what makes a portrait subject significant.

Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor
Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor
Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor

Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Dr Phillip Law, 1974 Dallas Hawes
Dr Phillip Law, 1974 Dallas Hawes
Dr Phillip Law, 1974 Dallas Hawes

Dr Phillip Law, 1974 Dallas Hawes

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Phillip Law 2000
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

David Malouf, 2012 Rick Amor
David Malouf, 2012 Rick Amor
David Malouf, 2012 Rick Amor

David Malouf, 2012 Rick Amor

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with assistance from the Circle of Friends 2012

Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History, 2013 Weng-Ho Chong
Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History, 2013 Weng-Ho Chong
Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History, 2013 Weng-Ho Chong

Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History, 2013 Weng-Ho Chong

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, charcoal, pastel and conté on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Michelle de Kretser 2015
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor
Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor
Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor

Alex Miller, 1992 Rick Amor

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tim Winton, 2019 Sally Robinson
Tim Winton, 2019 Sally Robinson
Tim Winton, 2019 Sally Robinson

Tim Winton, 2019 Sally Robinson

Portrait, acrylic on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Annual Appeal 2020

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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.