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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.

Karlo, 2017 by David Rosetzky

Observation point

Magazine article by David Rosetzky, 2019

I work with portraiture as a way to explore the nuances and complexities of contemporary selfhood and subjectivity.

Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky
Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky
Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky

Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky

Portrait, Blu-Ray digital video, colour, sound, duration 9 minutes, 56 seconds

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Ian Darling 2008

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Sony Music Entertainment Australia 2018

Portrait of Cate Blanchett by David Rosetzky video: 3 minutes

Portrait of Cate Blanchett by David Rosetzky

Portrait story

David Rosetzky and Cate Blanchett talk about the creation of their video portrait.

Jessica Mauboy video: 6 minutes 36 seconds

Jessica Mauboy 'Chaos and stillness'

Portrait story

Singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy with artist David Rosetzky.

Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky

Being Cate

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

A moving portrait of Cate Blanchett unfolds as an inspired pairing of medium and subject.

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Painting mates

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond discusses Fred Williams' portraits of friends, artist Clifton Pugh, David Aspden and writer Stephen Murray-Smith, and the stylistic connections between his portraits and landscapes.

David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore

David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Video still from Dream Job, 2011 by David M Thomas

David M Thomas Dream Job

Previous exhibition, 2011

Since 1993 Brisbane-based artist David M Thomas has investigated self identity through art works that encompass painting, text, audio, video and performance.

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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.