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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.

Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley
Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley
Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley

Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of William Bowmore AO OBE 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner
Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner
Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner

Great stylists: Caruso, Melba, Pavarotti, Bonynge and Sutherland, 1983 Arthur Horner

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Eric Harding and Athol Hawke 2002

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland
Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland
Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown, 1957 Graham Sutherland

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015

Interview with Joan Croll video: 2 minutes

Joan Croll

Portrait story

An interview with the indomitable Joan Croll, subject of John Brack's portrait.

Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Portrait, conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Joan Croll AO 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis

Joan Alone

Magazine article by Julia Gillard AC, 2015

Julia Gillard pays poignant tribute to her friend and mentor, the late Joan Kirner, Victoria’s first and only female premier.

Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack
Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Joan Croll, 1976 John Brack

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Frank Croll and Dr Joan Croll AO 2001
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Joan Kerr, 2004 Peter Drewett
Joan Kerr, 2004 Peter Drewett
Joan Kerr, 2004 Peter Drewett

Joan Kerr, 2004 Peter Drewett

Portrait, pokerwork on spotted gum

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of James Semple Kerr 2004

Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis
Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis
Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis

Joan Kirner, c. 1990 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

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Dr Joan M Redshaw AM, 1982 Barbara Tribe

Portrait, terracotta

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

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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.