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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.

Gordon Shepherdson, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Gordon Shepherdson, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Gordon Shepherdson, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Gordon Shepherdson, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, brush and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG 31 August 2015

Archived media releases 2015

The Chairman, Board, Director and all the Staff of the National Portrait Gallery mourn the loss of our Founding Patron, who died peacefully in Melbourne this morning. He was 94.

Gordon Andrews, Lovett Bay, Sydney, 1987 (printed 2000) David Moore

Gordon Andrews In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1974

Elizabeth, 2019 Anthea da Silva

Darling Portrait Prize

Previous exhibition, 2020

The Darling Prize is a new annual prize for Australian portrait painters, painting Australian sitters. The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain
Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain
Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain

Gordon Watson, 1964 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with the assistance of the Mundango Charitable Trust and Claudia Hyles 2006

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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.