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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.

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld

Thousand mile stare

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

John Elliott talks about his photographic portrait practice, including his iconic image of Slim Dusty arm-in-arm with Dame Edna Everage.

John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld
John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld
John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld

John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

John Elliott, IXL - Elders
John Elliott, IXL - Elders
John Elliott, IXL - Elders

John Elliott, IXL - Elders,

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil, gouache and fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Macca (Ian McNamara)
Macca (Ian McNamara)
Macca (Ian McNamara)

Macca (Ian McNamara), 2007

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Jimmy Little, Sydney
Jimmy Little, Sydney
Jimmy Little, Sydney

Jimmy Little, Sydney, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2005

Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW
Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW
Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW

Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT
Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT
Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT

Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

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R. M. Williams, 1982 (printed 2005)

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA
Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA
Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA

Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Edna Jessop, Mt Isa
Edna Jessop, Mt Isa
Edna Jessop, Mt Isa

Edna Jessop, Mt Isa, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Smoky Dawson, Sydney
Smoky Dawson, Sydney
Smoky Dawson, Sydney

Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld

Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld
Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld
Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

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