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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.

Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer, 1988

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 1999

Professor Germaine Greer
Professor Germaine Greer
Professor Germaine Greer

Professor Germaine Greer, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

Professor Germaine Greer

Polly Borland on Germaine Greer

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 2017

Dame Edna Everage

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

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
Clive James
Clive James

Clive James, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

Margaret Fink
Margaret Fink
Margaret Fink

Margaret Fink, 1989

Kerrie Lester
Portrait, oil and hand-stitching with diamantes on canvas

Gift of the artist 1999. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Dame Edna Everage

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
Michael Leunig
Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig, 2004

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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