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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, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain
Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain
Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain

Maurice O'Shea, 1951 (printed 2003) Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Valerie Kirk video: 6 minutes

Valerie Kirk

Contributing artists

Born: 1957, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Works: Canberra

Art Handlers' Award NPPP 2020 video: 1 minute

Art Handlers' Award 2020 James & Jessica

General content

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

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.

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, 1968 Douglass Baglin
Colin Preece, 1968 Douglass Baglin
Colin Preece, 1968 Douglass Baglin

Colin Preece, 1968 Douglass Baglin

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Joanna Gilmour

Biography

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

Bob and Dolly Dyer Ern McQuillan
Bob and Dolly Dyer Ern McQuillan
Bob and Dolly Dyer Ern McQuillan

Bob and Dolly Dyer, Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Gaby Kennard, 2020 Lisa Tomasetti
Gaby Kennard, 2020 Lisa Tomasetti
Gaby Kennard, 2020 Lisa Tomasetti

Gaby Kennard, 2020 Lisa Tomasetti

Portrait, archival pigment print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Joan Connery OAM 2020

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.

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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.