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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.

Australian Aboriginal Cricketers
Australian Aboriginal Cricketers
Australian Aboriginal Cricketers

Australian Aboriginal Cricketers, 1867

Patrick Dawson
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on original lithograph title sheet

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Big Draw 2012 photos

14 October 2012
General content

Photos from around the gallery on the day of the Big Draw.

Bella Groove

Drawn in

Bella Groove
Event, Sunday 9 April

Draw while listening to Bella Groove as they play an assortment of originals alongside familiar jazz and blues tunes.

Pop Up Choir. Photo Lona Logan.

Drawn in

Pop Up Choir
Event, Sunday 19 February

Draw while listening to the Pop Up Choir, singing songs that will leave your toes tapping and heart full.

masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner

National Youth Self Portrait Prize

NYSPP 2010
Previous exhibition, 2010

An annual event, the National Youth Self Portrait Prize seeks to encourage young people to embrace self portraiture and its expressive possibilities.

Dulcie Sharpe and Rhonda Sharpe in a room with a brown tile floor, next to a wooden table with soft animal sculptures

Colourful creatures workshop

Event, Sunday 16 April

Join acclaimed Yarrenyty Arltere Artists who live and work in Mparntwe/Alice Springs in a creative walk up sewing workshop.

Robert Klippel

A bond of friendship

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

Australia's major abstract painter Yvonne Audette discusses her portrait of sculptor Robert Kippel.

Drawing Australia

Drawing power

Magazine article by Eileen Adams, 2006

The National Portrait Gallery joins the Big Draw, a program dedicated to promoting drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.

Tanya by Jenny Sages

Observation point

Magazine article by Jenny Sages, 2015

Australian artist and Archibald Prize winner, Jenny Sages reflects on her work.

You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton

Unplanned arrival leads to blissful adoration

Nearest & Dearest

A mother’s ‘in-loveness’

Self portrait with scarf
Self portrait with scarf
Self portrait with scarf

Self portrait with scarf, c. 1930s

Rupert Bunny
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Philip Bacon AM 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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