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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.

Nick Cave by Howard Arkley

Portrait story

An interview with graffiti artist Marc de Jong about the art of Howard Arkley.

Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave

Nick Cave, 1999

Howard Arkley
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 1999

Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave

Nick Cave, 1973 (printed 1991)

Ashley Mackevicius
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Nick Cave, Susie Bick and Luke Cave
Nick Cave, Susie Bick and Luke Cave
Nick Cave, Susie Bick and Luke Cave

Nick Cave, Susie Bick and Luke Cave, 1998 (printed 2020)

Dominique Issermann
Portrait, inkjet print on Hanhnemühle paper

Purchased 2022

Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave

Nick Cave, 1994

Bleddyn Butcher
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave

Nick Cave, 2001 (printed 2014)

Ingvar Kenne
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party)
Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party)
Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party)

Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party), 1983

Bleddyn Butcher
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

The Boys Next Door
The Boys Next Door
The Boys Next Door

The Boys Next Door, 1978

Michel Lawrence
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Pro Hart & Associates
Pro Hart & Associates
Pro Hart & Associates

Pro Hart & Associates, 2004

Nick Young
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

Nick Enright
Nick Enright
Nick Enright

Nick Enright, c. 1976 (printed 2004)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

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