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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.

David Low, 1917 Rudolph Buchner
David Low, 1917 Rudolph Buchner
David Low, 1917 Rudolph Buchner

David Low, 1917 Rudolph Buchner

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph sepia toned on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner
Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner
Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner

Raymond Gosford Watt, c. 1936 Rudolph Buchner

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gabrielle Watt 2013

Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's "In Blood and Sand", c. 1922 Melbourne Spurr
Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's "In Blood and Sand", c. 1922 Melbourne Spurr
Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's "In Blood and Sand", c. 1922 Melbourne Spurr

Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's "In Blood and Sand", c. 1922 Melbourne Spurr

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Fans at an Easybeats concert, Sydney Stadium, 1965 Bob King

Oz Origins A little bit louder now

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Australia’s passion for rock ‘n roll was kindled by American and British acts in the 1950s and 60s. The novel genre’s driving, licentious rhythms and voices captured imaginations and libidos, not to mention aspiring young musicians.

Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould

Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2013

Baz Luhrmann, 2005 Ingvar Kenne

Glossy 2 Faces, Magazines, Now

Previous exhibition, 2005

Following the success of Glossy: Faces, Magazines, Now in 1999 the National Portrait Gallery again highlights the huge array of contemporary portraiture in the pages of magazines.

Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould

The shipwright's arms

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and times of convict-turned-artist William Buelow Gould.

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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.