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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.

Christian Waller with Baldur, Undine and Siren at Fairy Hills, 1932 by Napier Waller

Enigma

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2015

Grace Carroll contemplates the curious case of Christian Waller.

George Barrington, c.1785

Celebrity cutpurse

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2010

Grace Carroll discusses the portrait of the late-eighteenth century gentleman pickpocket George Barrington.

William Charles Wentworth -The Australian Patriot, c. 1870 an unknown artist

The Wentworths – Hidden in Plain Sight

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2015

Grace Carroll on the gendered world of the Wentworths.

Interview with Tom Carrol video: 6 minutes

Tom Carroll

Portrait story

Regarded as one of the greatest surfers of all time, Tom Carroll describes his career.

Tom Carroll, 1981 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
Tom Carroll, 1981 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
Tom Carroll, 1981 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Tom Carroll, 1981 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

E. J. Carroll, c. 1920 Habenicht photography studio
E. J. Carroll, c. 1920 Habenicht photography studio
E. J. Carroll, c. 1920 Habenicht photography studio

E. J. Carroll, c. 1920 Habenicht photography studio

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jan Carroll 2019

Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith
Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith
Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith

Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith

Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya, 1994 Greg Weight
Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya, 1994 Greg Weight
Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya, 1994 Greg Weight

Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya, 1994 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith

Portrait of a Modernist

Magazine article by Dimity Goldie, 2003

The National Portrait Gallery acquired the self-portrait by Grace Cossington Smith in 2003.

Mr and Mrs Case, 1864 Alexander Fox and Co
Mr and Mrs Case, 1864 Alexander Fox and Co
Mr and Mrs Case, 1864 Alexander Fox and Co

Mr and Mrs Case, 1864 Alexander Fox and Co

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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. 

Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie
Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie
Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie

Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs SM Asplin 2011

Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie
Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie
Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie

Ethel Anderson and her daughter, Bethia, c. 1912 G.W. Lowrie

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs SM Asplin 2011

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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.