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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.

The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence
The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence
The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence

The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Major General Alan Stretton, 1987 Gwendolene Pratt
Major General Alan Stretton, 1987 Gwendolene Pratt
Major General Alan Stretton, 1987 Gwendolene Pratt

Major General Alan Stretton, 1987 Gwendolene Pratt

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Stretton family 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott
Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Some lads I (Russell Page), 1986 Tracey Moffatt
Some lads I (Russell Page), 1986 Tracey Moffatt
Some lads I (Russell Page), 1986 Tracey Moffatt

Some lads I (Russell Page), 1986 Tracey Moffatt

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1998
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gazira Babeli

doppelgänger

Previous exhibition, 2009

doppelgänger is the second in a series of virtual exhibitions held by the National Portrait Gallery that explore contemporary notions of portraiture in the online environment.

The cast of the Walls That Talk

Alluring Performance Brings Gallery to Life 5 April 2019

Media

See the Gallery through a different lens and experience the portraits with a unique sensorial performance of movement, voice and live sound.

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004) John Elliott

Thousand Mile Stare Portrait photography by John Elliott

Previous exhibition, 2004

Thousand mile stare provides a unique portrait of people of rural Australia

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

Depth of Field Portrait Photography from the Collection

Previous exhibition, 2004

Over the last five years the National Portrait Gallery has developed a collection of portrait photographs that reflects both the strength and diversity of Australian achievement as well as the talents of our photographers.

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

Some prime ministers

General content

Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

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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.