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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.

Hermannsburg Potters
Hermannsburg Potters
Hermannsburg Potters

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot

Potters' Portrait Pot, 2009

Hermannsburg Potters, Irene Mbitjana Entata, Virginia Mbitjana Rontji, Lindy Panangka Rontji, Rahel Kngwarria Ungwanaka, Rona Panangka Rubuntja, Dawn Ngala Wheeler, Judith Pungarta Inkamala, Anita Ratara Mbitjana, Hayley Panangka Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala
Portrait, fired terracotta clay, underglaze

Commissioned 2009

Carol McGregor

Contributing artists

Born: 1961, Hastings, New Zealand
Works: Brisbane

image not online

Carol Jerrems, Paddington, 1976 (printed 2003)

Roger Scott
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

image not online

Carol Jerrems, 1973

Henry Talbot
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2015

Carol Ruff
Carol Ruff
Carol Ruff

Carol Ruff, 1998

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers

Portrait of Anne Summers, 1974

Carol Jerrems
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers

Portrait of Anne Summers, 1974

Carol Jerrems
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers

Portrait of Anne Summers, 1974

Carol Jerrems
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers

Portrait of Anne Summers, 1974

Carol Jerrems
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers

Portrait of Anne Summers, 1974

Carol Jerrems
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers
Portrait of Anne Summers

Portrait of Anne Summers, 1974

Carol Jerrems
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls)
Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls)
Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls)

Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls), 1970-1971

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2006

Potters' Portrait Pot

Of human clay

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

The first collaborative commission has arrived. It's a self portrait, it's ceramic and it's from Hermannsburg.

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