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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.

Mr Movies - Bill Collins OAM, 2009 Evert Ploeg
Mr Movies - Bill Collins OAM, 2009 Evert Ploeg
Mr Movies - Bill Collins OAM, 2009 Evert Ploeg

Mr Movies - Bill Collins OAM, 2009 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Joan Collins and the Todd-Wilson family in memory of Bill Collins 2019
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Harold Mitchell AC

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg
Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg
Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

At Thurulgoona - Mrs Tamara 'Tamie' Fraser AO, 2018 Evert Ploeg
At Thurulgoona - Mrs Tamara 'Tamie' Fraser AO, 2018 Evert Ploeg
At Thurulgoona - Mrs Tamara 'Tamie' Fraser AO, 2018 Evert Ploeg

At Thurulgoona - Mrs Tamara 'Tamie' Fraser AO, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on linen

Courtesy of the Australiana Fund

Dr Paul Scully-Power, 2005 Evert Ploeg
Dr Paul Scully-Power, 2005 Evert Ploeg
Dr Paul Scully-Power, 2005 Evert Ploeg

Dr Paul Scully-Power, 2005 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with donated funds 2006

Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg

Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, print on transparency film

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with the assistance of funds provided by Janet Whiting AM, Philip Lukies and Antonia Syme 2016

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.

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

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

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with the assistance of funds provided by Janet Whiting AM, Philip Lukies and Antonia Syme 2016

Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg

Portrait table lunch Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici

Event, Friday 12 February

Join Penny Grist, Curator Exhibitions in conversation with Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici, two of Australia’s best-loved artist.

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Fred Hilmer, 2018 by Evert Ploeg

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

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.

Charles Teo, 2012 Adam Chang

Portrait Allsorts Now on display in Gallery Seven

General content

Offering portraiture in all its flavours: painting, photography, drawing, textiles, printmaking and sculpture, this exhibition is a feast for minds and eyes.

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

Before hand The private life of a portrait

Current exhibition

Revealing the backstories behind the NPG collection, Before hand features interviews with artists and sitters as well as working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and footage taken in artists’ studios and out on location.

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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.