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Study for painting commission. David Chalmers Portrait Study 3
Study for painting commission. David Chalmers Portrait Study 3
Study for painting commission. David Chalmers Portrait Study 3

Study for painting commission. David Chalmers Portrait Study 3, 2010

Nick Mourtzakis
Portrait, pastel and graphite on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2011

David Chalmers
David Chalmers
David Chalmers

David Chalmers, 2011

Nick Mourtzakis
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned 2011

Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak
Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak
Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak

Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak, c. 2005

Nick Mourtzakis
Portrait, conte pencil and pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Jack Wodak 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

David Chalmers

'Consciousness, iPhones and philosophical zombies'
Portrait story

Professor David Chalmers explains his interest in philosophy and introduces some of his theories on the conscious mind.

Nick Mourtzakis

A non-material and non-physical portrait

Lecture, 21 May 2011
General content

Inner Worlds features the recently commissioned portrait of world-renowned philosopher of consciousness David Chalmers by Melbourne-based artist Nick Mourtzakis.

Divide (Self portrait)

Dissections

Layered portraits from the collection
Previous exhibition, 2016

This display sets two impressive portraits from the collection into direct dialogue: Sam Jinks’ sculptural self portrait and Nick Mourtzakis’ painted portrait of David Chalmers, along with related maquette and sketches.Together they explore physical and psychological manifestations of the strata of self-hood.

Nick Cave by Howard Arkley

Portrait story

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

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 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

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