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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.

Maurice O'Shea
Maurice O'Shea
Maurice O'Shea

Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003)

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2005

Valerie Kirk

Contributing artists

Born: 1957, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Works: Canberra

Art Handlers' Award 2020

James & Jessica
General content

The Art Handlers' Award for 2020 went to Gemma Baxter (right view), 2019 by Shea Kirk.

Contributing artists

General content

Find out more from each of the artists reinterpreting and reimagining elements of Australian history.

Finalists announced for National Photographic Portrait Prize

14 November 2018
Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery would like to congratulate the forty finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019.

Colin Preece
Colin Preece
Colin Preece

Colin Preece, 1968

Douglass Baglin
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Joanna Gilmour

Joanna Gilmour

Biography

Joanna Gilmour is the Curator, Collection & Research at the National Portrait Gallery.

Carla Zampatti
Carla Zampatti
Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti, 2015

Georges Antoni
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Bob and Dolly Dyer
Bob and Dolly Dyer
Bob and Dolly Dyer

Bob and Dolly Dyer,

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Marilyn Ball, Albatross, 2018 (detail) by Linde Ivimey

So Fine

Contemporary women artists make Australian history
Previous exhibition, 2018

This exhibition features new works from ten women artists reinterpreting and reimagining elements of Australian history, enriching the contemporary narrative around Australia’s history and biography, reflecting the tradition of storytelling in our country.

The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Previous exhibition, 2020

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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