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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.

Chang Woo Gow
Chang Woo Gow
Chang Woo Gow

Chang Woo Gow, 2017

Pamela See
Portrait, papercut silhouette drawing

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Chang the Chinese giant and party
Chang the Chinese giant and party
Chang the Chinese giant and party

Chang the Chinese giant and party, c. 1871

Paterson Brothers
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager
Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager
Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager

Chang the Chinese giant in European dress with Chinese boy and three European men, one of whom is his manager, c. 1871

Archibald McDonald
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett
Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett
Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett

Chang the Chinese Giant with his wife Kin Foo and manager Edward Parlett, c. 1871

Archibald McDonald
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Chang the Chinese giant with his wife Kin Foo
Chang the Chinese giant with his wife Kin Foo
Chang the Chinese giant with his wife Kin Foo

Chang the Chinese giant with his wife Kin Foo, c. 1871

an unknown artist
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Chang the Chinese giant with his manager cowering on the floor
Chang the Chinese giant with his manager cowering on the floor
Chang the Chinese giant with his manager cowering on the floor

Chang the Chinese giant with his manager cowering on the floor, c. 1871

an unknown artist
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Charles Teo
Charles Teo
Charles Teo

Charles Teo, 2012

Adam Chang
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Eleonora Triguboff 2013

Chang the Chinese giant and party

The portrait writ large

Magazine article by Karen Vickery, 2015

Karen Vickery on Chang the Chinese giant in Australia.

Charles Teo

Charles Teo

by Adam Chang
Portrait story

Dr Charles Teo, high-profile neurosurgeon, describes how it felt to sit for the portrait by Adam Chang.

The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong)
The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong)
The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong)

The Australian Tom Thumb (John David Armstrong), c. 1880

J D. Cooper
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Portrait of Frank Lowy AC
Portrait of Frank Lowy AC
Portrait of Frank Lowy AC

Portrait of Frank Lowy AC, 2014

Paul Newton
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2016
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2014

22 August 2014
Archived media releases 2014

Press releases for media.

Frank Lowy
Frank Lowy
Frank Lowy

Frank Lowy, 1998 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1870

William H. Bardwell
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Ned Kelly death mask

Sideshow Alley

Infamy, the macabre & the portrait
Previous exhibition, 2015

Death masks, post-mortem drawings and other spooky and disquieting portraits... Come and see how portraits of infamous Australians were used in the 19th century.

Marilyn Ball, Albatross, 2018 (detail) by Linde Ivimey

So Fine

Contemporary women artists make Australian history
Previous exhibition, 2018

This exhibition features new works from ten women artists reinterpreting and reimagining elements of Australian history, enriching the contemporary narrative around Australia’s history and biography, reflecting the tradition of storytelling in our country.

Charles Teo

Charlie's angles

Magazine article by Stephen Phillips, 2017

Stephen Phillips talks to neurosurgeon Charlie Teo about his practice, perspectives and the anatomy of hope.

The Rays, 1970 
Raindance Corporation, Frank Gillette, Michael Shamberg, Paul Ryan

Post digital

Magazine article by Tegan Mcauley, 2015

Tegan McAuley looks at the evolution of video portraiture.

National Portrait Gallery

History

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How the National Portrait Gallery and its unique collection came to be

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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 National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency