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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.

Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton
Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton
Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton

Paul Kelly, 2013 Warwick Thornton

Portrait, digital HD video 8 minutes 54 seconds

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Ian Darling 2013

Hugh 2015, by Warwick Baker

Warwick Baker Tough & Tender

General content

The photographs in Tough and tender by Warwick Baker reveal intimate connections and moments of closeness. 

Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood
Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood
Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood

Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981 Bryan Westwood

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Harold Thornton, 1977 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Harold Thornton, 1977 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Harold Thornton, 1977 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Harold Thornton, 1977 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Harold Thornton 2009

Sigrid Thornton, 2000 Andrew Sibley
Sigrid Thornton, 2000 Andrew Sibley
Sigrid Thornton, 2000 Andrew Sibley

Sigrid Thornton, 2000 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Interview with Bob Brown video: 12 minutes

Bob Brown In defence of the 'leech ridden ditch'

Portrait story

Bob Brown discusses the events that occurred during the Franklin River campaign as depicted in his portrait by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton

Where the wild things are

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond explores the complex portrait of Dr Bob Brown by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

Spencer 2016, by Warwick Baker

Tough & Tender

Previous exhibition, 2016

Art by Warwick Baker, Chris Burden, Larry Clark, Rozalind Drummond, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Collier Schorr explores personal relations, individual expression and fluid identity.

Portrait 34 December 2009 - February 2010

Magazine

This issue features Australian cricketers, surfing legend Isabel Letham, Christos Tsiolkas, Bob Brown's portrait by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton, James Angus, virtual portraits and more.

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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.