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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.

Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks, c. 1885 Carrington Photo Galleries
Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks, c. 1885 Carrington Photo Galleries
Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks, c. 1885 Carrington Photo Galleries

Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks, c. 1885 Carrington Photo Galleries

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman
Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman
Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman

Clara Crosbie, c. 1885 Arthur William Burman

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

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 Mbitjana Ratara, Hayley Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala
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 Mbitjana Ratara, Hayley Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala
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 Mbitjana Ratara, Hayley Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala

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 Mbitjana Ratara, Hayley Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala

Portrait, fired terracotta clay, underglaze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2009

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight
Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight
Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg
An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg
An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg

An evening at Yarra Cottage, Port Stephens, 1857 Maria Brownrigg

Portrait, watercolour and collage on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

After Dante’s Inferno, 2018 Sarah Rhodes © the artist

Observation point

Magazine article by Sarah Rhodes, 2019

I met Clara while teaching photomedia at the University of Tasmania last year. One of her assignments focused on her relationship with her former boyfriend, who she now works for as his live-in carer.

Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack

Buoyant Brack brood breeds inspiration

Nearest & Dearest

Domesticity’s creative maelstrom

Amy Castles, c. 1902 The Swiss Studio
Amy Castles, c. 1902 The Swiss Studio
Amy Castles, c. 1902 The Swiss Studio

Amy Castles, c. 1902 The Swiss Studio

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cardboard (Paris Panel)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Jim and Barbara Higgins 2012

Curatorial discussion of the Inner Worlds exhibition  video: 11 minutes

Inner Worlds Portraits and Psychology

Previous exhibition, 2011

Portraits of Australia’s pioneering psychologists and artworks by artists fascinated by the subconscious mind.

William Johnson (1873—1948) by Percy Leason

Recognition Percy Leason's Aboriginal Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

Originally conceived as an anthropological record, Percy Leason’s powerful 1934 portraits of Victorian Aboriginal people are today considered to be a highlight of 20th century Australian portraiture

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 Mbitjana Ratara, Hayley Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala

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.

Nellie Melba, 1898 Ernest Walter Histed
Nellie Melba, 1898 Ernest Walter Histed
Nellie Melba, 1898 Ernest Walter Histed

Nellie Melba, 1898 Ernest Walter Histed

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Sandor Ferenczis 50th birthday dinner, Budapest, 1923

Less than six degrees of separation

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2011

Anne Sanders finds connections in Inner Worlds between Hungarian expatriates and the development of psychoanalysis in Australia.

Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald
Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald
Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald

Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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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.