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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.

Lily Brett
Lily Brett
Lily Brett

Lily Brett, n.d. (printed 2021)

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased with funds provided by Jillian Broadbent AC 2021

The black coat: Lily Brett
The black coat: Lily Brett
The black coat: Lily Brett

The black coat: Lily Brett, 1989

David Rankin OAM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Dr Gene Sherman AM and Brian Sherman AM 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Marquis de Vaudreuil, ca.1753-55

Canadian identities

Magazine article by Lilly Koltun, 2004

An exploration of national identity in the Canadian context drawn from the symposium Face to Face at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2004.

Charles Lloyd Jones
Charles Lloyd Jones
Charles Lloyd Jones

Charles Lloyd Jones, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1970

Self portrait, Paris
Self portrait, Paris
Self portrait, Paris

Self portrait, Paris, 1989

Brett Whiteley
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Life of Riley, 2014 by Brett Canet-Gibson

Observation Point

Magazine article by Brett Canet-Gibson, 2018

Portrait photography, by definition, is a collaboration. It is also the grandest of lies masquerading as the ultimate truth.

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1, 1975

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, 1974

Lewis Morley
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2, 1975

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, 1972

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, c. 1981

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Brett Whiteley with binoculars
Brett Whiteley with binoculars
Brett Whiteley with binoculars

Brett Whiteley with binoculars, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay, 1976

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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