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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.

Beach painting, 1966 by Michael Taylor

Living landscape

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2016

Gillian Raymond ponders landscapes as self-portraiture in Michael Taylor’s intimate expressionism.

Gazira Babeli

doppelgänger

Previous exhibition, 2009

doppelgänger is the second in a series of virtual exhibitions held by the National Portrait Gallery that explore contemporary notions of portraiture in the online environment.

Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986 Joe Greenberg

Corporate Characters

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

A collection of thirty-seven caricatures by the artist Joe Greenberg capture the heroes and villians of Australian business in the 1980s.

Barbara Blackman, c. 1953 an unknown artist

Restoring histories

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2004

Photographic conservation practices and the restoration of the Barbara Blackman photographic portrait.

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

The Philosophy of Teapots and Ducks

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

Cartoonist Michael Leunig's insights into the human condition and current affairs have become famous Australia-wide.

Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith

Modern Australian Women

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

Close contemporaries, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith were frequently sources of inspiration and irritation to each other. 

Gillian Armstrong, n.d. Stuart Campbell
Gillian Armstrong, n.d. Stuart Campbell
Gillian Armstrong, n.d. Stuart Campbell

Gillian Armstrong, n.d. Stuart Campbell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Gillian Armstrong AM, 1973 Gordon Glenn
Gillian Armstrong AM, 1973 Gordon Glenn
Gillian Armstrong AM, 1973 Gordon Glenn

Gillian Armstrong AM, 1973 Gordon Glenn

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

James Raymond, c. 1845-50 an unknown artist
James Raymond, c. 1845-50 an unknown artist
James Raymond, c. 1845-50 an unknown artist

James Raymond, c. 1845-50 an unknown artist

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lydia Raymond Day 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner
Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner
Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner

Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gabrielle Watt 2013

Artists and guests at the
doppelgnger exhibition
launch on Portrait Island

Virtually human

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2009

Gillian Raymond describes the National Portrait Gallery's second virtual exhibition doppelgänger.

Charles (still from video)  by Amiel Courtin-Wilson

The Winner of the Digital Portraiture Award 2016 is... 2 December 2016

Archived media releases 2016

The winner of the Digital Portraiture Award 2016 has been announced. Congratulations to Amiel Courtin-Wilson for his submission titled Charles.

Headhunt! video: 1 minute 21 seconds

New app gets kids excited about portraits at the National Portrait Gallery 29 May 2018

Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery has officially launched a new digital interactive Gallery experience called Headhunt!, the first app of its kind being used in museums and galleries. Headhunt! is a tablet-based app for visitors aged 7-15 that encourages children to take the lead and independently explore the Gallery.

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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.