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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.

Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott

Tribute Betty Churcher

Magazine article, 2015

Betty Churcher AO (1931–2015), gallery director, author, painter and lecturer, was educated in Brisbane before studying art in London.

'Blockbuster Betty' video: 3 minutes

Betty Churcher 'Blockbuster Betty'

Portrait story

Betty Churcher discusses her career as the Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen
hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen
hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen

hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen

Portrait, oil on plywood

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott
Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott
Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott

Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Betty Churcher on Captain Cook video: 3 minutes

'The portraits of Captain Cook' An interview with Betty Churcher

Portrait story

Betty Churcher describes the creation of the portrait of Captain James Cook in the National Portrait Gallery.

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Sir Gustav Nossal, 1999 Peter Churcher

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Karen McLeod Adair and Anthony Adair 1999

Betty Cuthbert, 1955 (printed 2003) Ern McQuillan
Betty Cuthbert, 1955 (printed 2003) Ern McQuillan
Betty Cuthbert, 1955 (printed 2003) Ern McQuillan

Betty Cuthbert, 1955 (printed 2003) Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Betty Burstall, 1945 Arthur Boyd
Betty Burstall, 1945 Arthur Boyd
Betty Burstall, 1945 Arthur Boyd

Betty Burstall, 1945 Arthur Boyd

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002 Andrew Daly

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

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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.