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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.

Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce, 2000 (printed 2004)

Karin Catt
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Thomas Pearce
Thomas Pearce
Thomas Pearce

Thomas Pearce, c. 1878

The Photographic Society of Victoria, Melbourne
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Gillian Armstrong AM
Gillian Armstrong AM
Gillian Armstrong AM

Gillian Armstrong AM, 1973

Gordon Glenn
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Florence Cardell-Oliver
Florence Cardell-Oliver
Florence Cardell-Oliver

Florence Cardell-Oliver,

Broothorn Studios
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper laid on photography studio backing board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Chris Nielsen 2016

Alexander Pearce
executed for murder
July 19th 1824

Public hanging

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2008

As a convict Thomas Bock was required to sketch executed murders for science; as a free man, fashionable society portraits.

Peter Garrett by Karin Catt

Famous

Karin Catt Portraits
Previous exhibition, 2006

Australian photographer Karin Catt has photographed world leaders, a host of rock stars and Oscar-winning compatriots Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett.

Clara Crosbie
Clara Crosbie
Clara Crosbie

Clara Crosbie, c. 1885

Arthur William Burman
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

Mel Gibson

POL

Portrait of a Generation
Previous exhibition, 2003

POL was a magazine that ran from 1969 to 1986

Reverend Daniel Draper
Reverend Daniel Draper
Reverend Daniel Draper

Reverend Daniel Draper, c. 1866

Fredrick Charles Burman
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Ned Kelly death mask

Sideshow Alley

Infamy, the macabre & the portrait
Previous exhibition, 2015

Death masks, post-mortem drawings and other spooky and disquieting portraits... Come and see how portraits of infamous Australians were used in the 19th century.

Nicole Kidman

9 lives of Karin Catt

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2006

Australian photographer Karin Catt has shot across the spectrum of celebrity, her subjects including rock stars, world leaders and actors.

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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.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency