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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.

Self portrait, 1921 Thea Proctor
Self portrait, 1921 Thea Proctor
Self portrait, 1921 Thea Proctor

Self portrait, 1921 Thea Proctor

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Ross family in memory of Noel and Enid Eliot 2013

Thea Proctor, c. 1896 an unknown artist
Thea Proctor, c. 1896 an unknown artist
Thea Proctor, c. 1896 an unknown artist

Thea Proctor, c. 1896 an unknown artist

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Thea Bryant (Proctor) 2005

The rose, 1927

The world of Thea Proctor

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

The world of Thea Proctor was the National Portrait Gallery's second exhibition to follow the life of a single person, following Rarely Everage: The lives of Barry Humphries.

Portrait of Thea Proctor, 1905 by George Lambert

The real Thea

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

Long after the portraitist became indifferent to her, and died, a beguiling portrait hung over its subject.

Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith

Modern Australian Women

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

Close contemporaries, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith were frequently sources of inspiration and irritation to each other. 

Thea Astley, 1985 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel
Thea Astley, 1985 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel
Thea Astley, 1985 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel

Thea Astley, 1985 (printed 2006) Jozef Vissel

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

The rose, 1927

The World of Thea Proctor

Previous exhibition, 2005

The World of Thea Proctor is the Portrait Gallery's second major biographical exhibition - that is, the second exhibition to focus exclusively on the life and work of a single individual

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert

A very great and stimulating thrill

It's Complicated

Just good friends?

Portrait 47 Spring/Summer 2014

Magazine

This issue features Michael Riley, TextaQueen, Thea Proctor, Jean Appleton, In the flesh, digital identity and more.

Portrait 15 March - May 2005

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the exhibition The world of Thea Proctor, porcelain sculpture of Dr. John Yu, Pat Mackie, the Kylie Minogue exhibition and more.

Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain
Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain
Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain

Hera Roberts, 1936 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rex Dupain 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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.