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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.

Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Peter Carey, 1989 Lewis Morley
Peter Carey, 1989 Lewis Morley
Peter Carey, 1989 Lewis Morley

Peter Carey, 1989 Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Peter Carey, 1989 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Peter Carey, 1989 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Peter Carey, 1989 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Peter Carey, 1989 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Peter Carey in Kelly country, 2000 Bruce Armstrong
Peter Carey in Kelly country, 2000 Bruce Armstrong
Peter Carey in Kelly country, 2000 Bruce Armstrong

Peter Carey in Kelly country, 2000 Bruce Armstrong

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on board

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

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Painting writing

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the portraits of writers held in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor
Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor
Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor

Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, 1999 Rick Amor
Self portrait, 1999 Rick Amor
Self portrait, 1999 Rick Amor

Self portrait, 1999 Rick Amor

Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Rick Amor in the mirror, 2008

Times like these

Magazine article by Gavin Fry, 2010

Gavin Fry examines the art and career of the Australian painter Rick Amor.

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Rick Amor 21 Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2014

Rick Amor, noblest yet most unaffected of contemporary Australian portraitists, is also a painter of enigmatic, ominous landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes that haunt the viewer like dreams, dimly-recalled.

Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor

Rick Amor: 21 Portraits

General content

Sarah Engledow chronicles Rick Amor's work and accomplishments in this extensive essay in conjunction with the exhibition Rick Amor: 21 Portraits.

Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor
Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor
Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor

Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rick Amor and Meg Williams
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2015

Gary Catalano, 1994 Rick Amor
Gary Catalano, 1994 Rick Amor
Gary Catalano, 1994 Rick Amor

Gary Catalano, 1994 Rick Amor

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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.