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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.

Interview with Evert Ploeg video: 2 minutes

Deborah Mailman by Evert Ploeg

Portrait story

An interview with artist Evert Ploeg about his portrait of the Australian actor Deborah Mailman.

Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg
Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg
Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg

Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on jute

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg

The Secret Life of Deb

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2003

Australian actress Deborah Mailman is the subject of a unique portrait by Evert Ploeg.

Installing David Walsh

On the road again

Magazine article by Dr Deborah Hill, 2017

Deborah Hill talks figures with character, as the National Portrait Gallery touring exhibitions program welcomes its millionth visitor.

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908 Florence Ada Fuller

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2005

Portrait of Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke (Sass & Bide), 2008 Deborah Paauwe
Portrait of Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke (Sass & Bide), 2008 Deborah Paauwe
Portrait of Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke (Sass & Bide), 2008 Deborah Paauwe

Portrait of Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke (Sass & Bide), 2008 Deborah Paauwe

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Portrait 9 September - November 2003

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Deborah Mailman, the Presence and Absence exhibition of portrait sculpture, Sir William Dargie and more.

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton, 2016 Evert Ploeg

Equation of a life – a portrait of Derek Denton 9 September 2016

Archived media releases 2016

The National Portrait Gallery, has welcomed the newest portrait commission of Emeritus Professor Derek Denton AC by Evert Ploeg.

Pat Painting No 1, 1983 Richard Larter

Richard and Pat Art, love, absurdity and exuberance

Passion

Partners in sparkle

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Fred Hilmer, 2018 by Evert Ploeg

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

Spring exhibition program 18 August 2020

Media

The following on-line and physical exhibitions are planned to open at the National Portrait Gallery in coming months. For those who can’t travel at present, selected works from all exhibitions will be included online

Bogong Cluster
Physically distant, socially connected, 2020 Jonathan Jones

Announcing... Jonathan Jones Bogong Cluster: Physically distant, socially connected 5 January 2021

Media

A new light installation by Jonathan Jones reflects on the importance of community through the lens of his Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi heritage, whilst also acting as a prompt for gallery visitors to maintain social distancing.

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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.