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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.

The Artist's Mother, 2012 by Sally Robinson

Observation point

Magazine article by Sally Robinson, 2017

Every face is different and every face is fascinating, but I find an elderly one particularly intriguing.

Sally Robinson

'Expect a polite refusal'
Portrait story

Artist Sally Robinson describes her career and the creation of her portrait of Tim Winton.

Tim Winton
Tim Winton
Tim Winton

Tim Winton, 2019

Sally Robinson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Annual Appeal 2020

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath, 2003

Sally Robinson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Gift of the artist 2003

Angry Anderson
Angry Anderson
Angry Anderson

Angry Anderson, 2006

Sally Robinson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Glenn McGrath

Pigeon coup

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2006

Glenn McGrath makes a strong impact on the English batsmen and the walls of the National Portrait Gallery.

Sally Robbins
Sally Robbins
Sally Robbins

Sally Robbins, 2005

Toni Wilkinson
Portrait, inkjet print

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Roslyn
Roslyn
Roslyn

Roslyn, 2016

Sally Ross
Portrait, oil on linen

Purchased 2017

Self portrait with pug, 2009 by William Robinson
QUT Art Collection
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by William Robinson, 2015

William Robinson

Explore The Popular Pet Show

Unique in the world, perhaps, is a bronze sculpture that fuses the age-old human portrait bronze tradition, and the later genre of the bronze pug figurine: that’d be William Robinson’s Self-portrait with pug.

William Robinson
William Robinson
William Robinson

William Robinson, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi, 2010

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Jean Francois de Galaup de la Perouse, Commodore in the French Navy
Jean Francois de Galaup de la Perouse, Commodore in the French Navy
Jean Francois de Galaup de la Perouse, Commodore in the French Navy

Jean Francois de Galaup de la Perouse, Commodore in the French Navy, 1798

James Heath, G G & J Robinson
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

The Conciliation, 1840 by Benjamin Duterrau

The art of conciliation

Magazine article by Gareth Knapman, 2017

Gareth Knapman explores the politics and opportunism behind the portraits of Tasmania’s Black War.

Bee Miles

Good, bad and the ugly

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond explores what makes a portrait subject significant.

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