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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.

Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall

Paul Kelly and The Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2013

Aspects of singer songwriter Paul Kelly’s performance persona are communicated by portraits selected from a range of artists and leading music photographers in this focus exhibition.

Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell
Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell
Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell

Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell

Portrait, synthetic polymer and enamel paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton
Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton
Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton

Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton

Portrait, digital HD video 8 minutes 54 seconds

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Ian Darling 2013

Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey
Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey
Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey

Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Gail Kelly, 2018 Paul Newton
Gail Kelly, 2018 Paul Newton
Gail Kelly, 2018 Paul Newton

Gail Kelly, 2018 Paul Newton

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Westpac Group and Optus 2018

Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed

Pop poet

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2013

Dr Anne Sanders previews the works in the new focus exhibition Paul Kelly and The Portraits.

Paul Kelly, 2007 Peter Brew-Bevan
Paul Kelly, 2007 Peter Brew-Bevan
Paul Kelly, 2007 Peter Brew-Bevan

Paul Kelly, 2007 Peter Brew-Bevan

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Peter Brew-Bevan 2012

Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell

Before Too Long

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

The story behind the creation of the portrait of singer-songwriter Paul Kelly by the artist Jon Campbell.

The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878) an unknown artist
The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878) an unknown artist
The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878) an unknown artist

The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878), 1878 an unknown artist

Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Sideshow Alley: the tea towel

General content

Dirty dishes? Dirty deeds? Clean your slate with a limited edition bushrangers tea towel. 100% linen hand printed by Megalo print studio and gallery.

Capture of the Kelly Gang of Australian Bushrangers.- 1. Ruins of Jones's Hotel, Glenrowan where the outlaws were besieged by the Police.- 2. Ned Kelly's Suit of Armour.- 3. Policeman in Bush Costume.- 4. Ned Kelly at Bay.- 5. A Black Tracker.- 6. Ned Kelly in the goal Hospital at Melbourne., 1880 The Graphic
Capture of the Kelly Gang of Australian Bushrangers.- 1. Ruins of Jones's Hotel, Glenrowan where the outlaws were besieged by the Police.- 2. Ned Kelly's Suit of Armour.- 3. Policeman in Bush Costume.- 4. Ned Kelly at Bay.- 5. A Black Tracker.- 6. Ned Kelly in the goal Hospital at Melbourne., 1880 The Graphic
Capture of the Kelly Gang of Australian Bushrangers.- 1. Ruins of Jones's Hotel, Glenrowan where the outlaws were besieged by the Police.- 2. Ned Kelly's Suit of Armour.- 3. Policeman in Bush Costume.- 4. Ned Kelly at Bay.- 5. A Black Tracker.- 6. Ned Kelly in the goal Hospital at Melbourne., 1880 The Graphic

Capture of the Kelly Gang of Australian Bushrangers.- 1. Ruins of Jones's Hotel, Glenrowan where the outlaws were besieged by the Police.- 2. Ned Kelly's Suit of Armour.- 3. Policeman in Bush Costume.- 4. Ned Kelly at Bay.- 5. A Black Tracker.- 6. Ned Kelly in the goal Hospital at Melbourne., 1880 The Graphic

Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

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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.