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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.

Sir Keith Murdoch, 1944 Danila Vassilieff
Sir Keith Murdoch, 1944 Danila Vassilieff
Sir Keith Murdoch, 1944 Danila Vassilieff

Sir Keith Murdoch, 1944 Danila Vassilieff

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Serafin Martinez and Thai Loi 2013

Rupert Murdoch, 2005 Ben Baker
Rupert Murdoch, 2005 Ben Baker
Rupert Murdoch, 2005 Ben Baker

Rupert Murdoch, 2005 Ben Baker

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986 Joe Greenberg
Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986 Joe Greenberg
Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986 Joe Greenberg

Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986 Joe Greenberg

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 2000 Victorian Tapestry Workshop

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2002

The story behind the commissioning of the tapesty portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

Sir Walter Murdoch, 1920s (printed later) an unknown artist
Sir Walter Murdoch, 1920s (printed later) an unknown artist
Sir Walter Murdoch, 1920s (printed later) an unknown artist

Sir Walter Murdoch, 1920s (printed later) an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 2000 Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 2000 Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 2000 Victorian Tapestry Workshop

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, 2000 Victorian Tapestry Workshop

Portrait, warp: cotton No.12 seinetwine; weft: wool and cotton

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2000

Interview with Sue Walker and Christopher Pyett video: 2 minutes

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch 'Weaving the Dame'

Portrait story

An interview with Victorian Tapestry Workshop artists Sue Walker and Christopher Pyett.

Bare Tarragh 2017 Keith Burt

Observation point

Magazine article by Keith Burt, 2020

I have always loved portraits; there is something magical about the combination of the terrain of a face, the angle of a head, and the pose of a body.

Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain
Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain
Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Keith Miller, early 1950s (printed 2008) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

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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.