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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.

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes, c. 1898 Nelson Illingworth
'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes, c. 1898 Nelson Illingworth
'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes, c. 1898 Nelson Illingworth

'The crimson thread of kinship' Henry Parkes, c. 1898 Nelson Illingworth

Portrait, painted terracotta

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2012

The Federal Leader Edmund Barton, c.1900 Nelson Illingworth
The Federal Leader Edmund Barton, c.1900 Nelson Illingworth
The Federal Leader Edmund Barton, c.1900 Nelson Illingworth

The Federal Leader Edmund Barton, c.1900 Nelson Illingworth

Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2012

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas
Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas
Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2006

James Horatio Nelson Cassell, late 1840's to early 1850's an unknown artist
James Horatio Nelson Cassell, late 1840's to early 1850's an unknown artist
James Horatio Nelson Cassell, late 1840's to early 1850's an unknown artist

James Horatio Nelson Cassell, late 1840's to early 1850's an unknown artist

Portrait, daguerreotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Preparatory study for Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2005 Avril Thomas
Preparatory study for Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2005 Avril Thomas
Preparatory study for Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2005 Avril Thomas

Preparatory study for Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2005 Avril Thomas

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2006

Marjorie Jackson, 1953 an unknown artist
Marjorie Jackson, 1953 an unknown artist
Marjorie Jackson, 1953 an unknown artist

Marjorie Jackson, 1953 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Sir George Reid, c.1895 Nelson Illingworth
Sir George Reid, c.1895 Nelson Illingworth
Sir George Reid, c.1895 Nelson Illingworth

Sir George Reid, c.1895 Nelson Illingworth

Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE, 2006 Avril Thomas

Spikes: then and now

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

As part of its ongoing program of commissions of portraits of prominent Australians, the National Portrait Gallery has unveiled a portrait of Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson by South Australian artist Avril Thomas.

Walking in Tall Grass, Marion 2, 2011 by Jan Nelson

Jan Nelson

More about In the flesh artists

Jan Nelson was born in Melbourne. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1983 and has been exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia since that time including at the MCA, Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

James, 2012 by Myles Nelson

Myles Nelson

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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.