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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
Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes

Henry Parkes, 1900

Percy Spence
Portrait, pencil and pastel over brown ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Bruce Spence
Bruce Spence
Bruce Spence

Bruce Spence, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe

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
Ningali Lawford-Wolf
Ningali Lawford-Wolf

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
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, c. 1930

Percy Leason
Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Anton Cook 2009

Sir Percy Spender

Percy Spender

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1968

Percy Hobson
Percy Hobson
Percy Hobson

Percy Hobson, 2006

Sahlan Hayes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on resin-coated paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Sir Percy Spender
Sir Percy Spender
Sir Percy Spender

Sir Percy Spender, 1981

Alex Kolozsy
Portrait, cold cast bronze

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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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