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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.

The Life of Riley, 2014 by Brett Canet-Gibson

Observation Point

Magazine article by Brett Canet-Gibson, 2018

Portrait photography, by definition, is a collaboration. It is also the grandest of lies masquerading as the ultimate truth.

Ian Thorpe, 1998 (printed 2019)

Brett Canet-Gibson
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Trevor Jamieson, 2016

Brett Canet-Gibson
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Mel Gibson, 1982

William Yang
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Brett Whiteley

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1970

Self portrait, Paris, 1989

Brett Whiteley
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Robert Gibson, 1934

Paul Montford
Portrait, cast bronze on granite base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of The Australian Industry Group 2012

Harold Parker, n.d.

Bessie Gibson
Portrait, watercolour on ivory in locket frame

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rosamond Shepherd 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

"Saide, R.Y.S." Charles Gibson Millar (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1894

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The black coat: Lily Brett, 1989

David Rankin
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Gene Sherman AM and Brian Sherman AM 2012
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 both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency