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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.

George Spartels
George Spartels
George Spartels

George Spartels, early 1970s

Ivan Gaal
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2019

Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney
Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney
Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney

Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Chrissy Amphlett
Chrissy Amphlett
Chrissy Amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett "Temperamental", 1989

Ivan Durrant
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on composition board

Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Johnny O'Keefe
Johnny O'Keefe
Johnny O'Keefe

Johnny O'Keefe "A little bit louder now...", 1999

Ivan Durrant
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 1999

Tony Roche and Ivan Lendl
Tony Roche and Ivan Lendl
Tony Roche and Ivan Lendl

Tony Roche and Ivan Lendl, 1986

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Who will win?

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Upcoming exhibition

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, 2013 (cast 2016)

Willow Legge
Portrait, cast bronze on granite base

Gift of the artist 2016

Paul Kelly

Face the Music

Previous exhibition, 2005

Australia has become recognised for the range and talent of its musicians, composers, conductors and celebrities in general associated with the music industry

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

Portrait of a patron

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

A new painting by Jiawei Shen captures the vision and resolve of the Gallery's founder, L. Gordon Darling AC CMG.

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