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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.

Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence
Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence
Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence

Henry Parkes, 1900 Percy Spence

Portrait, pencil and pastel over brown ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Bruce Spence, n.d. Stuart Campbell
Bruce Spence, n.d. Stuart Campbell
Bruce Spence, n.d. Stuart Campbell

Bruce Spence, n.d. Stuart Campbell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Russell Crowe, 1995 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Russell Crowe, 1995 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Russell Crowe, 1995 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence

Russell Crowe, 1995 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Surfing, Noosa, 1970s Stuart Spence

The play’s the thing

About Face article

Penelope Grist charts an immersive path through Stuart Spence’s photography.

Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence

Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2016

Self portrait, c. 1930 Percy Leason
Self portrait, c. 1930 Percy Leason
Self portrait, c. 1930 Percy Leason

Self portrait, c. 1930 Percy Leason

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Anton Cook 2009

Sir Percy Spender, 1955 John Peisley

Percy Spender In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1968

Percy Hobson, 2006 Sahlan Hayes
Percy Hobson, 2006 Sahlan Hayes
Percy Hobson, 2006 Sahlan Hayes

Percy Hobson, 2006 Sahlan Hayes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on resin-coated paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Sir Percy Spender, 1981 Alex Kolozsy
Sir Percy Spender, 1981 Alex Kolozsy
Sir Percy Spender, 1981 Alex Kolozsy

Sir Percy Spender, 1981 Alex Kolozsy

Portrait, cold cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist and the New South Wales division of the Liberal Party of Australia 2004

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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.