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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.

Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane
Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane
Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane

Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Robyn Archer, 1990 George Gittoes
Robyn Archer, 1990 George Gittoes
Robyn Archer, 1990 George Gittoes

Robyn Archer, 1990 George Gittoes

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Robyn Archer AO 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan
Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan
Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan

Robyn Archer and Gough Whitlam, 1986 (printed 2019) Neil Duncan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Untitled (girl on chair with red shoes) by Violet Frisby

Finding Mrs Frisby

Magazine article by Robyn Sweaney, 2016

Robyn Sweaney's quiet Violet obsession.

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Robyn Davidson (near Uluru), 1979 (printed 2014) Rick Smolan

Portrait, inkjet print (black and white) on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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Robyn Davidson (Hamelin Pool, Indian Ocean, Western Australia), 1977 (printed 2014) Rick Smolan

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Zed, from the series Walking the dog, 2005 by Robyn Sweaney

Robyn Sweaney

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Robyn's parents had two terriers, Wuff and Snuff. In spite of Snuff’s ominous name and a couple of close shaves – once, he jumped out of a moving car, and another time, on a long road trip, he was accidentally left behind at a petrol station – he outlived Wuff.

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Robyn Nevin, Jimmy Pozarik

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2007

Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche
Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche
Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche

Leigh Bowery, 1984 Robyn Beeche

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Claudia Hyles, Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel, Gwenda Matthews, Gael Newton, Anne O'Hehir, Susan Smith and Dominic Thomas in memory of our friend, Robyn Beeche 2016

Douglas Frew Waterhouse, 2003 Robyn Stacey
Douglas Frew Waterhouse, 2003 Robyn Stacey
Douglas Frew Waterhouse, 2003 Robyn Stacey

Douglas Frew Waterhouse, 2003 Robyn Stacey

Portrait, lenticular photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2003

Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson at Hamelin Pool, 2013 by Matt Nettheim

Hump days

Magazine article by Jessica Bolton, 2017

Jessica Bolton navigates the parallel tracks documenting Robyn Davidson’s astonishing journey.

Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist

Elizabeth Read (née Archer), c. 1853 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

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Fleeing figure, 1988 Bea Maddock, Larry Rawlings

Portrait, photo screenprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Archer 2016

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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.