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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.

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 Helpmann, 1969 David Moore
Robert Helpmann, 1969 David Moore
Robert Helpmann, 1969 David Moore

Robert Helpmann, 1969 David Moore

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel
Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel
Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel

Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jozef Vissel 2015

Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore

Cultural kaleidoscope

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

The complex connections between four creative Australians; Patrick White, Sidney Nolan, Robert Helpmann and Peter Sculthorpe.

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

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

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 Rooney, self portrait December 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Rooney, self portrait December 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Rooney, self portrait December 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Robert Rooney, self portrait December 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.