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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.

Luke Scibberas, Hill End NSW, 2004

Artists' space

Magazine article by John McDonald, 2007

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd presents 61 of some of Australia’s most respected and significant painters working in the studio environment.

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald
Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871 Archibald McDonald

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Barry McDonald, 1997 Selina Snow
Barry McDonald, 1997 Selina Snow
Barry McDonald, 1997 Selina Snow

Barry McDonald, 1997 Selina Snow

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999

Scone, 2010 by Darren McDonald
Private collection, Melbourne and courtesy of Scott Livesey Galleries

Darren McDonald

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The wild balancing act of McDonald’s home décor (is that there as a joke? where do I actually sit down? is this ironic or what? what a lovely photo of Darren and Robin in Europe!) is reflected in his own personality.

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Angel Street (Adam Cullen), 2010 Darren McDonald

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Self Portrait with Stetson, 2011 by Darren McDonald

Painting them gently

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2015

Penny Grist on motivation, method and melancholy in the portraiture of Darren McDonald.

Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald
Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald
Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald

Archbishop James Goold, c. 1870 Archibald McDonald

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Norman Gunston and Denise Drysdale, 1976 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle
Norman Gunston and Denise Drysdale, 1976 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle
Norman Gunston and Denise Drysdale, 1976 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle

Norman Gunston and Denise Drysdale, 1976 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by James Bain AM and Janette Bain 2010

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866 Edouard Gatel

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin

Lieutenant Watts, 1789 Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson
Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson
Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson

Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830 William Derby, John Thomson

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840 John R. Jackson after John Linnell

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

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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.