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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.

Bob and Dolly Dyer Ern McQuillan
Bob and Dolly Dyer Ern McQuillan
Bob and Dolly Dyer Ern McQuillan

Bob and Dolly Dyer, Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

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"Poet of the Hawkesbury" Robert Adamson, 2012 Geoffrey Dyer

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

Ilsa Konrads, c. 1976 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Ilsa Konrads, c. 1976 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Ilsa Konrads, c. 1976 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Ilsa Konrads, c. 1976 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage
Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage
Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage

Lewis Morley, 2003 Sage

Portrait, type C photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003

Nude self portrait, 1977 Lewis Morley
Nude self portrait, 1977 Lewis Morley
Nude self portrait, 1977 Lewis Morley

Nude self portrait, 1977 Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne
Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne
Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne

Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne

Portrait, type C photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley

Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Ron Grainer, 1965 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Dr Who?

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2002

It is not well known that the person who composed the famous theme music for the BBC's Doctor Who series was Australian Ron Grainer.

Marcia Hines, c. 1981 Lewis Morley
Marcia Hines, c. 1981 Lewis Morley
Marcia Hines, c. 1981 Lewis Morley

Marcia Hines, c. 1981 Lewis Morley

Portrait, type C photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Miss Robertson of Colac (Dolly), 1885-86

Brothers on farms

Magazine article by Malcolm Robertson, 2011

Malcolm Robertson tells the family history of one of Australia's earliest patrons of the arts, his Scottish born great great great grandfather, William Robertson.

Study for self-portrait, 1963

Inside outside

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

Michael Desmond explores the portraiture of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

Creatures of Leisure series (David 'Bird' Twohill), 1982 Paul Worstead

Electric! Portraits that pop!

Previous exhibition, 2018

Celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday summer with Electric! Portraits that pop! The collection exhibition features a mix of bright, bold and colourful paintings, prints and photographs, and buoyant video portraits.

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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.