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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.

The Conciliation, 1840 by Benjamin Duterrau

The art of conciliation

Magazine article by Gareth Knapman, 2017

Gareth Knapman explores the politics and opportunism behind the portraits of Tasmania’s Black War.

'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882
'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882
'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882

'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882, 1882

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper (2 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

image not online

Equestrian self portrait, 2004

William Robinson AO
Portrait, colour lithograph on paper

Purchased 2022

image not online

Self portrait with goose feathers, 2004

William Robinson AO
Portrait, colour lithograph on paper

Purchased 2022

The Artist's Mother, 2012 by Sally Robinson

Observation point

Magazine article by Sally Robinson, 2017

Every face is different and every face is fascinating, but I find an elderly one particularly intriguing.

George Judah Cohen
George Judah Cohen
George Judah Cohen

George Judah Cohen, 1925

George Lambert
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the National Australia Bank 2002

Sally Robinson

'Expect a polite refusal'
Portrait story

Artist Sally Robinson describes her career and the creation of her portrait of Tim Winton.

Tim Winton
Tim Winton
Tim Winton

Tim Winton, 2019

Sally Robinson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by the Annual Appeal 2020

Self portrait with pug, 2009 by William Robinson
QUT Art Collection
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by William Robinson, 2015

William Robinson

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Unique in the world, perhaps, is a bronze sculpture that fuses the age-old human portrait bronze tradition, and the later genre of the bronze pug figurine: that’d be William Robinson’s Self-portrait with pug.

William Robinson
William Robinson
William Robinson

William Robinson, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath, 2003

Sally Robinson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Gift of the artist 2003

Angry Anderson
Angry Anderson
Angry Anderson

Angry Anderson, 2006

Sally Robinson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi, 2010

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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