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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.

Leigh Hobbs, 1993 Francis Reiss
Leigh Hobbs, 1993 Francis Reiss
Leigh Hobbs, 1993 Francis Reiss

Leigh Hobbs, 1993 Francis Reiss

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983 (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche
Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche
Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche

Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Claudia Hyles, Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel, Gwenda Matthews, Gael Newton, Anne O'Hehir, Susan Smith and Dominic Thomas in memory of our friend, Robyn Beeche 2016

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983  (printed 2005) David Gwinnutt

Hyperversity

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

Dr Sarah Engledow writes about the larger-than-life Australian performance artist, Leigh Bowery.

William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Portrait 20 June - August 2006

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Dame Nellie Melba and Frances Alda, Leigh Bowery, Karin Catt, Sidney Nolan and more.

The Dipper

The Dipper

Moustaches

One of the versions of thick, macho moustache strongly associated in the Australian visual lexicon with sportsmen of the 1970s and 80s.

Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence
Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence
Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence

Athol Shmith, 1985 Michel Lawrence

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

Portrait, hand-cut acetate stencil, aerosol enamel on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Mr King (Bernard King), c. 1979 Jon Waddy
Mr King (Bernard King), c. 1979 Jon Waddy
Mr King (Bernard King), c. 1979 Jon Waddy

Mr King (Bernard King), c. 1979 Jon Waddy

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell
William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell
William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell

William Dakin, c. 1943 Gervaise Purcell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leigh Purcell 2012

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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.