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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.

Marcia Langton

The art of multiplicity

Magazine article by Meredith Hughes, 2019

Meredith Hughes explores a key Portrait Gallery work, emerging into the infinite iterations of identity.

Hon Tom Hughes QC
Hon Tom Hughes QC
Hon Tom Hughes QC

Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001

Jiawei Shen
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided by Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull 2003

Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes, 1996

Rex Dupain
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Preparatory study of Tom Hughes
Preparatory study of Tom Hughes
Preparatory study of Tom Hughes

Preparatory study of Tom Hughes, 2003

Jiawei Shen
Portrait, brown chalk and pastel on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull 2003

Preparatory study for the portrait of the Hon Tom Hughes QC
Preparatory study for the portrait of the Hon Tom Hughes QC
Preparatory study for the portrait of the Hon Tom Hughes QC

Preparatory study for the portrait of the Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001

Jiawei Shen
Portrait, ball point pen on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull 2003

Billy Hughes
Billy Hughes
Billy Hughes

Billy Hughes, n.d.

Will Dyson
Portrait, pen and ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical
Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical
Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical, 2001

Bill Leak
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes, 1962

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes, late 1970s

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

The Billy Book
The Billy Book
The Billy Book

The Billy Book, 1918

David Low
Portrait, book

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Suzie Campbell 2001

Billy Hughes paperweight
Billy Hughes paperweight
Billy Hughes paperweight

Billy Hughes paperweight, n.d.

an unknown artist
Portrait, cast iron, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ric Techow and Jenny Techow-Coleman in memory of Roy and Bet Techow 2001

Billy Hughes bottle stopper
Billy Hughes bottle stopper
Billy Hughes bottle stopper

Billy Hughes bottle stopper, 1911-1921

Mashman Bros. Ltd.
Portrait, ceramic and cork

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

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