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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.

Mervyn Godfrey, 2009 June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
Mervyn Godfrey, 2009 June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
Mervyn Godfrey, 2009 June Orford, Tim Ainsworth

Mervyn Godfrey, 2009 June Orford, Tim Ainsworth

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of June Orford 2009

The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford
The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford
The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford

The Rt Rev Barbara Darling, 2008 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Tony and Maureen Wheeler, 2005 Francis Reiss and June Orford
Tony and Maureen Wheeler, 2005 Francis Reiss and June Orford
Tony and Maureen Wheeler, 2005 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Tony and Maureen Wheeler, 2005 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994 Francis Reiss and June Orford
Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994 Francis Reiss and June Orford
Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Francis Reiss 2009

The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth

The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence

Powerful Indigenous women

Magazine article by June Oscar AO, 2017

June Oscar AO lauds three iconic Aboriginal figures in the Portrait Gallery collection who have inspired and influenced her.

June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain
June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain
June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain

June Dally-Watkins, 1949 (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Barry Tuckwell, 1991 June Mendoza
Barry Tuckwell, 1991 June Mendoza
Barry Tuckwell, 1991 June Mendoza

Barry Tuckwell, 1991 June Mendoza

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Tuckwell 2018

June Elliott, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
June Elliott, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
June Elliott, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

June Elliott, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar

Last week to vote for your favourite portrait 1 June 2015

Archived media releases 2015

The National Portrait Gallery’s National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 will close Monday 8 June 2015, this is the last week to visit the exhibition in Canberra and vote for your favourite portrait in the People’s Choice.

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Dr Gene Sherman AM announces resignation from the National Portrait Gallery Board 16 June 2015

Archived media releases 2015

It is with deep regret, but great pride, that the National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the decision of its Deputy Chairman to resign from the Gallery’s Board, to focus on a new international role as co-Chair of the Tate Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee.

Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall

Paul Kelly and The Portraits media information 18 June 2013

Archived media releases 2013

Paul Kelly & The Portraits presents a multifaceted image of the performer over the course of his career.

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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.