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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.

Mirror Mirror: Graeme Murphy, 2004 Paula Dawson
Mirror Mirror: Graeme Murphy, 2004 Paula Dawson
Mirror Mirror: Graeme Murphy, 2004 Paula Dawson

Mirror Mirror: Graeme Murphy, 2004 Paula Dawson

Portrait, holographic print etched on bronze disk on bronze figurine

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with the assistance of Ann Lewis AM and the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

Mirror Mirror: Graeme Murphy, 2004 Paula Dawson

Reflections on a Hologram

Magazine article by Sam Bowker, 2005

Sam Bowker examines Paula Dawson's Mirror, Mirror - a holographic portrait of Graeme Murphy.

Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson
Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson
Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson

Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson

Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2000

Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C 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

Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott
Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Joseph Cotta, 1983-84 Janet Dawson
Joseph Cotta, 1983-84 Janet Dawson
Joseph Cotta, 1983-84 Janet Dawson

Joseph Cotta, 1983-84 Janet Dawson

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson
Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson
Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson

Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Chris Dickins, 1983-84 Janet Dawson
Chris Dickins, 1983-84 Janet Dawson
Chris Dickins, 1983-84 Janet Dawson

Chris Dickins, 1983-84 Janet Dawson

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Bill Hunter, 1974 Janet Dawson
Bill Hunter, 1974 Janet Dawson
Bill Hunter, 1974 Janet Dawson

Bill Hunter, 1974 Janet Dawson

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Joseph Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson
Joseph Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson
Joseph Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson

Joseph Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Joseph Mathew Cotta and Gladys Maria Cotta 2016

Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson
Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson
Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson

Gladys Cotta, 1984 Janet Dawson

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Joseph Mathew Cotta and Gladys Maria Cotta 2016

Brown form with stripes, 1961

Figurative foundation

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and art of the Australian artist Janet Dawson.

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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.