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Lady Natasha Johnston
Lady Natasha Johnston
Lady Natasha Johnston

Lady Natasha Johnston, 1968

Cecil Beaton
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Hugo Vickers 2005

George Johnston

George Johnston

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1964

George Johnston
George Johnston
George Johnston

George Johnston, 1941

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

George Johnston, Fleet Street, London
George Johnston, Fleet Street, London
George Johnston, Fleet Street, London

George Johnston, Fleet Street, London, c. 1952 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Numb to touch (self-portrait), 2018
 by Natasha Walsh

Observation point

Magazine article by Natasha Walsh, 2019

My practice has always been driven by my experimental curiosity, from heavy wax and resin bodies generated in flame, to delicate temporal works that explore the conductive and alchemical possibilities of copper.

Johnny Warren OAM MBE
Johnny Warren OAM MBE
Johnny Warren OAM MBE

Johnny Warren OAM MBE, 2008

Natasha Gadd and Rhys Graham
Portrait, single channel moving image, colour, sound, 2 minutes, 50 seconds

Purchased 2011

image not online

Ms Natasha Grishin, 1996

Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell
Portrait, etching

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2000
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Andree Johnston-Bell
Andree Johnston-Bell
Andree Johnston-Bell

Andree Johnston-Bell, c. 1945

Walter Langhammer
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jocelyne MacLeod 2008

Rose, 2011 by Natasha Bieniek

Natasha Bieniek

More about In the flesh artists

Born in Melbourne, Natasha Bieniek began her formal artistic training at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002.  Bieniek’s When the music’s over (2006) won the Nino Sanciolo Art Prize, a painting scholarship to study at the Accademia d’Arte in Florence, where she learnt the ancient technique of egg tempera.

Walking in tall grass, Lucy, 2010 by Jan Nelson

More about In the flesh artists

General content

The exhibition features work from Jan Nelson, Natasha Bieniek, Patricia Piccinini, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Ron Mueck, Yanni Floros, Sam Jinks, Michael Peck and Robin Eley.

Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks

In the Flesh

15 October 2014
Archived media releases 2014

Press releases and image downloads for media.

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