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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.

Professor Germaine Greer, 1999 Polly Borland
Professor Germaine Greer, 1999 Polly Borland
Professor Germaine Greer, 1999 Polly Borland

Professor Germaine Greer, 1999 Polly Borland

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Germaine Greer, 1988 Jacqueline Mitelman
Germaine Greer, 1988 Jacqueline Mitelman
Germaine Greer, 1988 Jacqueline Mitelman

Germaine Greer, 1988 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley

Bare Degrees of undress

Previous exhibition, 2015

Bare: Degrees of undress celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin. 

Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland

Polly Borland Australians

Previous exhibition, 2001

Polly Borland: Australians, is an exhibition of 54 new portraits of significant Australians who have made a contribution to British life and who have largely made their home or based their professional life in the UK

Clive James, 1999 Polly Borland
Clive James, 1999 Polly Borland
Clive James, 1999 Polly Borland

Clive James, 1999 Polly Borland

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner
(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin, 1998 Kim Spooner

Portrait, encaustic on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley

All revealed in new exhibition Bare: Degrees of undress 13 August 2015

Archived media releases 2015

This exhibition celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin.

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All revealed in new exhibition Bare: Degrees of undress 22 July 2015

Archived media releases 2015

A new exhibition celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and the fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin.

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman
Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman
Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Ian Thorpe, 2002 James Houston

Collection: Icons Volume Two

Previous exhibition, 2018

The second instalment of a display featuring bold contemporary portraits drawn from the collection. For the Gallery’s 20th birthday this display brings together a group contemporary photographic portraits of inspiring women and men.

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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.