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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.

Ed E. Ford, 1909 an unknown artist
Ed E. Ford, 1909 an unknown artist
Ed E. Ford, 1909 an unknown artist

Ed E. Ford, 1909 an unknown artist

Portrait, lithograph on postcard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Sue Ford 1980-2006, (printed 2013) Ruth Maddison
Sue Ford 1980-2006, (printed 2013) Ruth Maddison
Sue Ford 1980-2006, (printed 2013) Ruth Maddison

Sue Ford 1980-2006, (printed 2013) Ruth Maddison

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford
Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford
Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford

Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The Reorientalist, 2013 by Juan Ford

Juan Ford

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Juan Ford received a Master of Art, by research, from RMIT University in 2001. His many commissions include the National Gallery of Victoria’s interactive work You, me and the flock for Melbourne Now 2013/2014 and a project for Hotel de Immigrantes, a project in Manifesta 9, the European Biennale in 2012.

Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas Joe Greenberg
Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas Joe Greenberg
Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas Joe Greenberg

Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas, Joe Greenberg

Portrait, watercolour, coloured pencil, crayon, gouache, felt tipped pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat), 1930 Fielding, Leeds
Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat), 1930 Fielding, Leeds
Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat), 1930 Fielding, Leeds

Miss Florrie Ford (Christmas pantomime with toy cat), 1930 Fielding, Leeds

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Woman and child, 2010 by Sam Jinks

Transience

More about In the flesh

These paintings by Juan Ford and sculptures by Sam Jinks evoke the impermanence of human life.

The Reorientalist, 2013 by Juan Ford

Reflection

More about In the flesh

A coincidence of intense self-reflection and the motif of the play-weapon occurs in the work of Melbourne artists Juan Ford and Michael Peck.

Walking in tall grass, Lucy, 2010 by Jan Nelson

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General content

The exhibition features work from Jan Nelson, Natasha Bieniek, Patricia Piccinini, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Ron Mueck, Yanni Floros, Sam Jinks, Michael Peck and Robin Eley.

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

A Singular Line

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2003

A newly acquired work by Stella Bowen adds to the National Portrait Gallery's growing collection of important Australian self-portraits.

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen
Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen
Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

Self portrait, c. 1934 Stella Bowen

Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne
Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne
Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne

Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks

In the Flesh 15 October 2014

Archived media releases 2014

Press releases and image downloads for media.

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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.