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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.

Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford
Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford
Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford

Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Robert Dessaix 2000
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd

Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of R. Ian Lloyd 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Professor Tim Flannery 2016
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tim Flannery by Robert Hannaford video: 3 minutes and 21 seconds

Tim Flannery by Robert Hannaford 'The space around'

Portrait story

Tim Flannery and artist Robert Hannaford discuss the creation of Tim's portrait.

Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford
Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford
Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford

Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Janet, Andrew, Kathryn and Eleanor Ramsay, daughters and son of Alexander Maurice Ramsay and Amy Jane Ramsay

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds donated by BHP Billiton Limited, Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund, Newmont Australia Limited, Reconciliation Australia, Hon Paul Keating and Hon Fred Chaney 2006

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Anatomist's eye

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2016

Robert Hannaford has completed around 400 portraits over the span of his career. 

Lowitja O'Donoghue by Robert Hannaford video: 4 minutes and 5 seconds

Lowitja O'Donoghue and Robert Hannaford 'I'm going to wear everything red, black, and yellow'

Portrait story

Lowitja O'Donoghue discusses her life and portrait by Robert Hannaford.

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of William Bowmore AO OBE 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton
Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton
Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton

Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis
Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis
Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis

Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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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.