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Rosie Batty

Nikki Toole

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 2017

Daniel Whitechurch and Laura McKellar, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, 2009 by Nikki Toole

Skater

Portraits by Nikki Toole
Previous exhibition, 2012

Nikki Toole has travelled the world to photograph skateboarders.

Tilman Ruff
Tilman Ruff
Tilman Ruff

Tilman Ruff, 2019

Nikki Toole
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2019

Rosie Batty
Rosie Batty
Rosie Batty

Rosie Batty, 2017

Nikki Toole
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by the Circle of Friends 2017

Mark Ella
Mark Ella
Mark Ella

Mark Ella, 2015

Nikki Toole
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Commissioned with funds from the Patrick Corrigan Portrait Commission Series 2015

Travis Giles, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, 2010 by Nikki Toole

Mind and body

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2012

Christopher Chapman interviews photographer Nikki Toole about her bold and controlled portraits of skateboarders in the exhibition Skater.

Terror to Pieces by Nikki Toole

Elle on wheels

Magazine article by Lucy Quinn, 2013

Lucy Quinn compares the approaches of three photographers lured to the action and culture of roller derby.

Tilman Ruff

'To literally save the world'
Portrait story

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Tilman Ruff AO has focused his efforts on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.

Nikki Toole

'Beauty and strength'
Portrait story

Photographer Nikki Toole describes the creation of her portrait of Rosie Batty.

Mark Ella

Gallery unveils Portrait of Mark Ella

12 May 2016
Archived media releases 2016

Last night in Sydney, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled a newly commissioned portrait of Australian sporting legend Mark Ella AM.

Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole

Nikki Toole

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Rosie Batty

2017-19 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

From 2017 to 2019 the Acquisition Fund was focussed on the commission of a stunning portrait of Rosie Batty by Nikki Toole.

Portrait 42

February - May 2012
Magazine

This issue features Del Kathryn Barton, Renaissance Portraiture in New York, Australian impressionists, Nikki Toole’s Skater project, National Photographic Portrait Prize, Andrew Maccoll & Mick Fanning and more.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

17 March 2015
Archived media releases 2015

National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble invites media to the announcement of the winner and exhibition preview for the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Rosie Batty

Portrait of Rosie Batty Unveiled at Portrait Gallery

24 January 2018
Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled a newly commissioned portrait of Australian domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.

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