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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.

Emma Tear Tack, 2017 Pamela See
Emma Tear Tack, 2017 Pamela See
Emma Tear Tack, 2017 Pamela See

Emma Tear Tack, 2017 Pamela See

Portrait, papercut silhouette drawing

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon
Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon
Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon

Aborigines at Oyster Cove, Tasmania, 1858 (printed 1890s) Francis Nixon

Portrait, glass plate negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

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

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c. 1840 an unknown artist
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c. 1840 an unknown artist
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c. 1840 an unknown artist

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, c. 1840 an unknown artist

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham
Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham

Dr. Arthur Martin a'Beckett, 1845 Charles Abraham

Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma
Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma
Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma

Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

2013-14 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

This 1910 portrait of Elizabeth Sarah (Lillie) Roberts by Tom Roberts was brought into the Gallery's collection with the assistance of the Acquisition Fund in 2013.

Awkward self, 2008 by Jessica Herrington
NYSPP 2008 winner

National Youth Self Portrait Prize NYSPP 2008

Previous exhibition, 2008

At the end of 2007 the National Portrait Gallery launched the inaugural National Youth Self Portrait Prize and artists aged between eighteen and twenty-five were invited to submit self portraits using a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking and traditional or digital photography.

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Annual Appeal Listed by year

Honour board
Pamela See video: 5 minutes 22 seconds

Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling)

Contributing artists

Born: 1979, Brisbane
Works: Brisbane

Reg Richardson AM, 2014 Mitch Cairns

2015-17 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

From 2015 to 2017 the Acquisition Fund was focussed on Reg Richardson AM by Mitch Cairns, a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2014, and a great example of minimalist portraiture.

Monkey business, 2011 by Alina Gozin'a

Alina Gozin'a

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Baz Luhrmann, 2005 Ingvar Kenne

Go glossy!

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2006

In association with the Glossy 2 exhibition, eight year 10,11 and 12 students spent two days transforming themselves into a variety of alter-egos in the first ever 8x10 Glossy Photo Shoot Workshop.

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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.