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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.

Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang

Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Kangaroos, 2007 by Davida Allen

Davida Allen

Explore The Popular Pet Show

Going around a gallery with a child, we point to a painting of a dog and brightly ask ‘What’s that?’ If they don’t say ‘A dog’, we tell them that’s what it is. We don’t say it’s a shape inscribed by an artist that’s popularly understood to signify a dog. That’d only serve to foster a smarty-pants.

Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen
Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen
Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen

Dressing for dinner, 1992 Davida Allen

Portrait, oil on plywood

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen
hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen
hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen

hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen

Portrait, oil on plywood

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855 an unknown artist

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Bust of Peter Garrett, 1991-2016 Peter Schipperheyn
Bust of Peter Garrett, 1991-2016 Peter Schipperheyn
Bust of Peter Garrett, 1991-2016 Peter Schipperheyn

Bust of Peter Garrett, 1991-2016 Peter Schipperheyn

Portrait, carved marble on Travertine marble base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Peter Sculthorpe, c. 1969 David Moore

Peter Sculthorpe A Celebration

Previous exhibition, 2009

To celebrate Peter Sculthorpe's 80th birthday, the National Portrait Gallery has created a feature exhibition of portraits and associated biographic material drawn from the National Portrait Gallery and the composer’s personal collection.

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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.