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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.

Professor Peter Doherty

'Not your stereotypical scientist'
Portrait story

Australian Nobel Prize winner, Professor Peter Doherty, provides some entertaining insights into his career and the science profession.

Get Wet series (Peter O'Doherty)
Get Wet series (Peter O'Doherty)
Get Wet series (Peter O'Doherty)

Get Wet series (Peter O'Doherty), 1979

Paul Worstead
Portrait, screenprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Creatures of Leisure series (Peter O'Doherty)
Creatures of Leisure series (Peter O'Doherty)
Creatures of Leisure series (Peter O'Doherty)

Creatures of Leisure series (Peter O'Doherty), 1982

Paul Worstead
Portrait, screenprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Professor Peter Doherty
Professor Peter Doherty
Professor Peter Doherty

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001

Rick Amor
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2002

Professor Peter Doherty

A Meeting of Great Minds

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2002

The story behind Rick Amor's portrait of Professor Peter Doherty.

Chris O'Doherty (Reg Mombassa)

Self Portrait with spots and veins
Portrait story

An interview with iconic Australian artist, Chris O'Doherty (otherwise known as Reg Mombassa)

Self portrait with Spots and Veins
Self portrait with Spots and Veins
Self portrait with Spots and Veins

Self portrait with Spots and Veins, 2003

Chris O'Doherty
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by the Circle of Friends 2007

Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty
Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty
Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty

Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Self portrait with Spots and Veins

Mental as everything

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2006

Chris O'Doherty, also known as Reg Mombassa, is best-known for his Mambo imagery but he also paints a lot of self portraits.

Get Wet series (Reg Mombassa)
Get Wet series (Reg Mombassa)
Get Wet series (Reg Mombassa)

Get Wet series (Reg Mombassa), 1979

Paul Worstead
Portrait, screenprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Creatures of Leisure series (Reg Mombassa)
Creatures of Leisure series (Reg Mombassa)
Creatures of Leisure series (Reg Mombassa)

Creatures of Leisure series (Reg Mombassa), 1982

Paul Worstead
Portrait, screenprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Peter Schipperheyn with bust of Peter Garrett

Peter Schipperheyn

'A quintessential Australian character'
Portrait story

Sculptor Peter Schipperheyn talks about working with marble and his portrait of Peter Garrett.

Bust of Peter Garrett
Bust of Peter Garrett
Bust of Peter Garrett

Bust of Peter Garrett, 1991-2016

Peter Schipperheyn
Portrait, carved marble on travertine marble base

Gift of the artist 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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