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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.

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Self portrait at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams
Self portrait at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams
Self portrait at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams

Self portrait at easel, 1960-61 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on masonite

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

Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams
Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams
Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams

Hal Hattam, 1960 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Hattam family in memory of Hal and Kate Hattam 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore
Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore
Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore

Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, pencil and watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis
Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis
Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis

Fred Williams - Painter, 1981 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Fred Williams, Upwey, Victoria, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley
Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Fred Williams, 1980 Andrew Sibley

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams
Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams
Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams

Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Galley
Purchased 1999

John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams
John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams
John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams

John Perceval painting, 1958 Fred Williams

Portrait, drypoint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of James Mollison AO 2007

Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams
Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams
Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams

Portrait of Patrick Ryan, 1971 Fred Williams

Portrait, gouache on paper laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2012

Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams
Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams
Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams

Sketch portrait of David Aspden, 1975 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams
Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams
Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams

Murray Bail, 1980-81 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams

Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Painting mates

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond discusses Fred Williams' portraits of friends, artist Clifton Pugh, David Aspden and writer Stephen Murray-Smith, and the stylistic connections between his portraits and landscapes.

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989 Murray Walker

Portrait, monoprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Fred Schepisi, c. 2000 Kate Gollings
Fred Schepisi, c. 2000 Kate Gollings
Fred Schepisi, c. 2000 Kate Gollings

Fred Schepisi, c. 2000 Kate Gollings

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg
Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg
Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

Fred Gruen, 1941 Erwin Fabian
Fred Gruen, 1941 Erwin Fabian
Fred Gruen, 1941 Erwin Fabian

Fred Gruen, 1941 Erwin Fabian

Portrait, gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds donated by Andrew Sayers and from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Fred Cress, 1995 Greg Weight
Fred Cress, 1995 Greg Weight
Fred Cress, 1995 Greg Weight

Fred Cress, 1995 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Patrick McCaughey, 1985 Fred Cress
Patrick McCaughey, 1985 Fred Cress
Patrick McCaughey, 1985 Fred Cress

Patrick McCaughey, 1985 Fred Cress

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger
Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger
Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger

Queen Rose of the Wathaurung People, c.1876-77 Fred Kruger

Portrait, albumen paper photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Sir Frederick Chaney Louis Kahan
Sir Frederick Chaney Louis Kahan
Sir Frederick Chaney Louis Kahan

Sir Frederick Chaney, Louis Kahan

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Fred Hollows, 1993 Kerrie Lester
Fred Hollows, 1993 Kerrie Lester
Fred Hollows, 1993 Kerrie Lester

Fred Hollows, 1993 Kerrie Lester

Portrait, oil and hand-stitching on canvas

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

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R. M. Williams, 1982 (printed 2005) John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams
Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams
Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams

Ita Buttrose, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams

Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra, 1982 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Sir Hartley Williams, c. 1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen silver photograph, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ross and Judy O'Connell 2016

Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Edith Ellen Williams, c.1871 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen silver photograph, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ross and Judy O'Connell 2016

Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes
Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Harry Williams, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on resin-coated paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter
Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter
Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter

Reverend John Williams, c. 1837 George Baxter

Portrait, wood engraving (Baxter print) on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck
Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck
Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck

Sir Edward Eyre Williams, 1872 Thomas Foster Chuck

Portrait, hand-coloured albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ross and Judy O'Connell 2016

Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe

Chance encounter

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and times of one of Melbourne's early socialites, Jessie Eyre Williams.

Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe
Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe
Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe

Portrait of Lady Eyre Williams (Jessie Gibbon), 1833 Claude-Marie Dubufe

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

John Laws, 1981 John Williams
John Laws, 1981 John Williams
John Laws, 1981 John Williams

John Laws, 1981 John Williams

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight
Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight
Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran

Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gina and Ted Gregg 2010

Self portrait, c. 1948 John Brack

John Brack Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2007

The exhibition includes such striking works as Portrait of Fred Williams, and Barry Humphries in the character of Edna Everage, the enigmatic Portrait of Hal Hattam, a group of revealing self portraits including the mysterious Inside and Outside, as well as endearing portraits of the artist's children.

Fred Hilmer, 2018 Evert Ploeg

Fred Hilmer, 2018 by Evert Ploeg

General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

Portrait 40 July - August 2011

Magazine

This issue features Claudia Karvan & Jimmy Pozarik, Agus Suwage & Contemporary Portraiture from Asia, Fred Williams, Zhong Chen, John Bell, The French Antipodes and more.

Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis
Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis
Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis

Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Frank Gardiner and Fred Lowry, 1864, 1863 Freeman Brothers, an unknown artist
Frank Gardiner and Fred Lowry, 1864, 1863 Freeman Brothers, an unknown artist
Frank Gardiner and Fred Lowry, 1864, 1863 Freeman Brothers, an unknown artist

Frank Gardiner and Fred Lowry, 1864, 1863 Freeman Brothers, an unknown artist

Portrait, two albumen silver photographs on laid on paper with handwritten text

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley
Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley
Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley

Rudy Komon, c. 1970 Lewis Morley

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore

Lifelines Medical advocates

General content

Fiona Stanley, Fiona Wood, Fred Hollows, Patrick McGorry and John Yu

Peter Craven, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Peter Craven, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Peter Craven, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Peter Craven, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

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Tommy Emmanuel, 1993 Jim Rolon

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2012

Trent Nathan and Shane Barr, 1995 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Trent Nathan and Shane Barr, 1995 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Trent Nathan and Shane Barr, 1995 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Trent Nathan and Shane Barr, 1995 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2018

Bruce Tyrrell, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Bruce Tyrrell, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Bruce Tyrrell, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Bruce Tyrrell, 1986 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2018

Bill Leak, 1984 Terry Milligan
Bill Leak, 1984 Terry Milligan
Bill Leak, 1984 Terry Milligan

Bill Leak, 1984 Terry Milligan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2011

Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski
Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski
Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski

Barbara Blackman, 2008 Gorgi Dimcevski

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Blackman 2009

James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey
James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey
James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey

James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of James Mollison AO 2004

James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey
James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey
James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey

James Mollison, c. 1973 (printed 2004) Wesley Stacey

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of James Mollison AO 2004

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack
Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack
Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Yahoo Serious, 1989 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Yahoo Serious, 1989 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Yahoo Serious, 1989 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Yahoo Serious, 1989 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams in memory of Peta Brownbrooke-Benjamins 2018

Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Melbourne experience

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Diana Warnes explores the lives of Hal and Katherine 'Kate' Hattam through their portraits painted by Fred Williams and Clifton Pugh.

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922 George Lambert

Facing Facts

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

Former NPG Director, Andrew Sayers describes the 1922 Self-portrait with Gladioli by George Lambert.

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Supporters $5,000 - $9,999

Honour board
Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett, c. 1950 cast 1955-6 Daphne Mayo

A gift for all ages

Magazine article by Rod Kemp, 2003

The then Minister for the Arts and Sport, Rod Kemp, reflects on the value of the Cultural Gifts Program.

Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh
Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh
Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Captain Charles Ulm, 1961 William Dargie

Uncommon Australians Towards an Australian Portrait Gallery

Previous exhibition, 1992

In 1988 philanthropists Gordon and Marilyn Darling decided to make an Australian portrait gallery a reality, overseeing the development of the 1992 touring exhibition Uncommon Australians.

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier, c. 1924 Harold Cazneaux
Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier, c. 1924 Harold Cazneaux
Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier, c. 1924 Harold Cazneaux

Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier, c. 1924 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958 John Brack

Bonfire of the vanities

Magazine article by Stuart Purves, 2016

Australian Galleries Director Stuart Purves tells the story of two portraits by John Brack.

Rose Lindsay, 1970 Anthony Browell
Rose Lindsay, 1970 Anthony Browell
Rose Lindsay, 1970 Anthony Browell

Rose Lindsay, 1970 Anthony Browell

Portrait, direct positive colour photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Previous exhibition, 2015

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor
Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor
Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor

Paul Boston, 1995 Rick Amor

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rick Amor and Meg Williams 2015
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross, 1970-71 Rennie Ellis

Rennie Ellis Aussies All

Previous exhibition, 2006

Rennie Ellis: Aussies All is a celebration of the life and work of the late Australian photographer Rennie Ellis.

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Intense identity

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

Dr Chistopher Chapman discusses the portrait of Australian author Christos Tsiolkas taken by John Tsiavis.

Kinky Night. Impressions Club, 1987

Aussies all

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2006

The exhibition Aussies all features the ecclectic portrait photography of Rennie Ellis which captures Australian life during the 70s and 80s.

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

Who is Lillie Roberts?

Devotion

Talented wife for a talented husband

Self Portrait (the year my husband left), 2008 by Jude Rae

Jude Rae

Explore The Popular Pet Show

Jude Rae’s high reputation rests on her austere, cerebral still lifes of gas canisters, electric jugs and jars, which she groups and rearranges for paintings that catch their difficult curves and reflections. Her self-portrait’s likewise thoughtfully composed.

Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds
Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds
Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds

Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds

Portrait, oil on canvas on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Grietje Croll in memory of her late husband Robert Devereaux Croll and with the endorsement of his daughter Helen Croll 2013
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith

Portrait of a Modernist

Magazine article by Dimity Goldie, 2003

The National Portrait Gallery acquired the self-portrait by Grace Cossington Smith in 2003.

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Portrait of Andrew Garran, c 1895 Tom Roberts

Portrait, oil on cedar panel

On loan from the Garran family

Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett
Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett
Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Annette Kellerman smiling, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Portrait, modern bromide print from an original negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2004

Brown form with stripes, 1961

Figurative foundation

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and art of the Australian artist Janet Dawson.

Vali Myers, 2001 Eva Collins
Vali Myers, 2001 Eva Collins
Vali Myers, 2001 Eva Collins

Vali Myers, 2001 Eva Collins

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003

Kurt Baier, 1942 Erwin Fabian
Kurt Baier, 1942 Erwin Fabian
Kurt Baier, 1942 Erwin Fabian

Kurt Baier, 1942 Erwin Fabian

Portrait, conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Reg Richardson AM, 2014 Mitch Cairns

2015-17 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

From 2015 to 2017 the Acquisition Fund was focussed on Reg Richardson AM by Mitch Cairns, a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2014, and a great example of minimalist portraiture.

Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Sir George Ferguson Bowen, c. 1873 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Graham Smith 2009

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Open Air Portraits in the Landscape

Previous exhibition, 2008

Open Air is an exhibition of portraits of Australians in environments of particular significance to them.

Self portrait with glove, 1939 Herbert Badham

To Look Within Self Portraits in Australia

Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of self-portraits in Australia, from the colonial period to the present

George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2018

Awkward self, 2008 by Jessica Herrington
NYSPP 2008 winner

National Youth Self Portrait Prize NYSPP 2008

Previous exhibition, 2008

At the end of 2007 the National Portrait Gallery launched the inaugural National Youth Self Portrait Prize and artists aged between eighteen and twenty-five were invited to submit self portraits using a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking and traditional or digital photography.

Therese Desmond, 1919-20 James Burnside
Therese Desmond, 1919-20 James Burnside
Therese Desmond, 1919-20 James Burnside

Therese Desmond, 1919-20 James Burnside

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Madeleine Howell 2013

Untitled#15 from Tour of Duty series (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999), 1999-2000 Matthew Sleeth
Untitled#15 from Tour of Duty series (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999), 1999-2000 Matthew Sleeth
Untitled#15 from Tour of Duty series (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999), 1999-2000 Matthew Sleeth

Untitled#15 from Tour of Duty series (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999), 1999-2000 Matthew Sleeth

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Jimmy Barnes, 1986 Jim Rolon

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2012

Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Grazia Gunn, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

Manning Clark, 1985 Rick Amor
Manning Clark, 1985 Rick Amor
Manning Clark, 1985 Rick Amor

Manning Clark, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Donors $10,000 - $49,999

Honour board
Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

2013-14 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

This 1910 portrait of Elizabeth Sarah (Lillie) Roberts by Tom Roberts was brought into the Gallery's collection with the assistance of the Acquisition Fund in 2013.

Steve Kilbey, 1981 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Steve Kilbey, 1981 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
Steve Kilbey, 1981 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Steve Kilbey, 1981 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2018

My Favourite Australian

My Favourite Australian

Previous exhibition, 2008

My Favourite Australian is a project developed in collaboration with ABC TV and the people of Australia.

Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

The Waxworks

General content

Waxworks were among the various types of entertainment venue to emerge in Australian cities in the mid-nineteenth century. 

Shane Warne, 2006 Robin Sellick

Flash Australian Athletes in Focus

Previous exhibition, 2006

Introduction The National Portrait Gallery’s photographic exhibition Flash: Australian Athletes in Focus explores various interpretations of Australian sporting men and women.

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Clifton Pugh Australians

Previous exhibition, 2005

This exhibition offers a comprehensive display of Clifton Pugh's portraits revealing his development and growth from tonal paintings to a unique style that was in demand from politicians, artists, academics and Australian personalities.

Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Patrick Corrigan AM 2009

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Patrick Corrigan AM 2009

Peter Garrett by Karin Catt

Famous Karin Catt Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2006

Australian photographer Karin Catt has photographed world leaders, a host of rock stars and Oscar-winning compatriots Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam

2014-15 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

Kristin Headlam's portrait of Chris Wallace-Crabbe was acquired with the support of the Circle of Friends in 2014.

L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald
L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald
L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald

L. Ian Roach, 1994 Paul Fitzgerald

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Australian Securities Exchange 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Saints, 1978 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
The Saints, 1978 (printed 2018) Gary Ede
The Saints, 1978 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

The Saints, 1978 (printed 2018) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2018

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds donated by BHP Billiton Limited, Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund, Newmont Australia Limited, Reconciliation Australia, Hon Paul Keating and Hon Fred Chaney 2006

Jan Senbergs, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Jan Senbergs, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Jan Senbergs, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Jan Senbergs, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

Tea time, c.1898–1902 by Rupert Bunny (1864–1947)

Impressions Painting light and life

Previous exhibition, 2011

Impressions: Painting light and life presents portraits by, and of, artists at the heart of Australian impressionism including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin.

Mirka Mora, 2001 Greg Weight

It's a Mora!

Magazine article by Tedi Bills, 2016

Select extracts from Mirka Mora's autobiography, Wicked but Virtuous, provide rich accompaniment to recent Gallery acquisitions.  

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Annual Appeal Listed by year

Honour board
Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman
Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman
Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman

Portrait of Georges Mora, 1956 Charles Blackman

Portrait, oil on paper laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Rick Amor 21 Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2014

Rick Amor, noblest yet most unaffected of contemporary Australian portraitists, is also a painter of enigmatic, ominous landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes that haunt the viewer like dreams, dimly-recalled.

The tennis player (Ken Rosewall), 2010 Sinead Davies
The tennis player (Ken Rosewall), 2010 Sinead Davies
The tennis player (Ken Rosewall), 2010 Sinead Davies

The tennis player (Ken Rosewall), 2010 Sinead Davies

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Studio of the American & Australasian Photographic Co., Hill End, 1872

A rogue's calling card

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008

Joanna Gilmour explores the stories behind the ninteenth-century carte de visites of bushrangers Frank Gardiner and Fred Lowry.

Charles Haddon Chambers, 1921 Ralph Barton

Suave

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Charles Haddon Chambers the Australian-born playboy playwright settled permanently in London in 1880 but never lost his Australian stance when satirising the English.

Study for commissioned portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (profile head study), 2005 Jiawei Shen

Australian Princess

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2005

The full-length portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark by artist Jiawei Shen, has become a destination piece for visitors.

Graeme Murphy, n.d. Stuart Campbell
Graeme Murphy, n.d. Stuart Campbell
Graeme Murphy, n.d. Stuart Campbell

Graeme Murphy, n.d. Stuart Campbell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland

Australian Visit

Previous exhibition, 2006

The exhibition will include works of art from the NPG Canberra's permanent collection with some inward loans and aims to highlight the achievements of notable Australians.

Paul Cox, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Paul Cox, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Paul Cox, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Paul Cox, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio
Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Right Rev Dr Lawrence Bonaventure Sheil OSF, c. 1872 Bardwell's Royal Studio

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

National Portrait Gallery unveils twenty new portrait commissions to celebrate twenty years 18 October 2018

Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled twenty new portrait commissions of Australian leaders and individualists as part of its twentieth birthday celebrations in a new exhibition, 20/20: Celebrating twenty years with twenty new portrait commissions.

Ken Catchpole, 2014 Gary Grealy

Full time

Magazine article by Alistair McGhie, 2017

Alistair McGhie reminisces about three Australian rugby greats commissioned for the Portrait Gallery collection by Patrick Corrigan AM.

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.

Ellyse Perry, 2016 Fiona McMonagle
Ellyse Perry, 2016 Fiona McMonagle
Ellyse Perry, 2016 Fiona McMonagle

Ellyse Perry, 2016 Fiona McMonagle

Portrait, watercolour, ink and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell
Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell
Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell

Self portrait, 1870 William H. Bardwell

Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner

Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

Drawn from some of the many donations made to the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Portraits for Posterity pays homage both to the remarkable (and varied) group of Australians who are portrayed in the portraits and the generosity of the many donors who have presented them to the Gallery.

Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor
Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985 Rick Amor

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2016

The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America, 1878 A. & G. Taylor
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America, 1878 A. & G. Taylor
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America, 1878 A. & G. Taylor

The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America, 1878 A. & G. Taylor

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Jessie Street, 1929 Jerrold Nathan

First Ladies Significant Australian Women 1913–2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

First Ladies profiles women who have achieved noteworthy firsts over the past 100 years.

Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman
Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Hilary McPhee, 2015 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2015

Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Australians in Hollywood

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2003

The exhibition Australians in Hollywood celebrated the achievements of Australians in the highly competitive American film industry.

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

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Feel the music

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Dr Christopher Chapman discusses the portrait of Australian composer Paul Grabowsky by photographer Martin Philbey.

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO, 1988 David Smith

Private practice

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008
David Smith portrayed Dr Henry Crock without the accoutrements of an orthopaedic surgeon, adding to the National Portrait Gallery's collection of eminent Australian medical practitioners.
Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Uncommon Australians The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling

General content

Sarah Engledow writes about Gordon and Marilyn Darling and their support for the National Portrait Gallery throughout its evolution.

Lee Kernaghan near Broken Hill, 2005 Ian Jennings

Australian of the Year Inspiring a Nation

Previous exhibition, 2010

The Australian of the Year Awards have often provoked controversy about who is selected and whether their achievements are remarkable.

Patrick Ryan, 1968 by Mark Strizic

The silent partner

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

One half of the team that was Eltham Films left scarcely a trace in the written historical record, but survives in a vivid portrait.

Creatures of Leisure series (David 'Bird' Twohill), 1982 Paul Worstead

Electric! Portraits that pop!

Previous exhibition, 2018

Celebrate the Gallery’s 20th birthday summer with Electric! Portraits that pop! The collection exhibition features a mix of bright, bold and colourful paintings, prints and photographs, and buoyant video portraits.

Ned Kelly death mask, date unknown an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

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.

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Painting writing

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the portraits of writers held in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

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The Good Doctor

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

Dr Sarah Engledow describes the achievements of internationally renowned burns and trauma surgeon Professor Fiona Wood.

Self portrait, 1954

A sketch for some portraits

Magazine article by Judith Pugh, 2005

Judith Pugh reflects on Clifton Pugh's approach to portrait making.

Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999) Matthew Sleeth
Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999) Matthew Sleeth
Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999) Matthew Sleeth

Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999), 1999 Matthew Sleeth

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010
Donated through the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program

Caroline Pileggi, 2005 Toni Wilkinson

Ready , set... shoot

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2006

The exhibition Flash: Australian Athletes in Focus offers various interpretations of sporting men and women by five Australian photographers.

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Sisters, 2015 by André Brönnimann

Adam’s Prize Apples

Magazine article by Pamela Gerrish Nunn, 2016

Pamela Gerrish Nunn explores New Zealand’s premium award for portraiture.

Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi

My Favourite Australian

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2009

The Australian public was invited in 2008 to vote for their favourite Australian.  After the votes were tallied an exhibition of the top-ten Popular Australians and the top-twenty unsung heroes was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery.

My father-in-law watering his garden, 1986 by Davida Allen

Lovingly observed

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Sarah Engledow previews the beguiling summer exhibition, Idle hours.

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Big bouquet of Blackmans

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr. Sarah Engledow explores the context surrounding Charles Blackman's portrait of Judith Wright, Jack McKinney and their daughter Meredith.

Dr Peter Farrell, 2001 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Giving and getting

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

The exhibition Portraits for Posterity celebrates gifts to the Gallery, of purchases made with donated funds, and testifies to the generosity and community spirit of Australians.

Facing Australia, Composite portrait: Facing St Lucia, 2003

Conflicting images

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2008

Michael Desmond reveals the origins of composite portraits and their evolution in the pursuit of the ideal.

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Friends and Acquaintances

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

Dr. Sarah Engledow discusses a collection of drawings and prints by the Victorian artist Rick Amor acquired in 2005.

Untitled #88 from Tour of Duty series (Captain Brad Kilpatrick and Kylie Minogue , Balibo, East Timor, 20 December 1999) Matthew Sleeth

For the boys

Magazine article by Alistair McGhie, 2011

The photographs from Matthew Sleeth's tour of duty series look more like advertisements than images of war.

Janice Wakely, 1959 Helmut Newton

Generous Janice

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow puts four gifts to the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection in context.

Jaynie Anderson, 1962 Reshid Bey

Sitter still

Magazine article by Jaynie Anderson, 2015

Jaynie Anderson reflects on her experience as sitter for Reshid Bey’s 1962 portrait.

Jack With Flossy, 2016 by Anna Culliton

Anna Culliton

Explore The Popular Pet Show

Anna Culliton never had a colouring-in book when she was little. Her parents –Tony, a filmmaker, and Stephanie, a painter – wouldn’t let her have one. Instead, they insisted on her drawing her own pictures to colour-in. 

Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor

Rick Amor: 21 Portraits

General content

Sarah Engledow chronicles Rick Amor's work and accomplishments in this extensive essay in conjunction with the exhibition Rick Amor: 21 Portraits.

Ray Lawler, 2006 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Diamond Doll

Magazine article by Karen Vickery, 2016

Karen Vickery delights in a thespian thread of the Australian yarn.

Sir Lawrence Wackett, c. 1961 William Dargie

Starry knight

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Aircraft designer, pilot and entrepreneur, Sir Lawrence Wackett rejoins friends and colleagues on the walls of the National Portrait Gallery.

Basil steps out, 2016 by Kristin Headlam
Courtesy the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery

Kristin Headlam

Explore The Popular Pet Show

Basil grew into a speckled beauty – a long-legged leaper and an exceptionally vocal dog, with a great register of sounds, ascending in shock value from a whimper to a growl to a bark to a yelp that’s a violation of the ears.

Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker

NPPP 2016 exhibition essay

General content

Penny Grist, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2016 Prize.

Practising the Minuet (Miss Hilda Spong), 1893 Tom Roberts

An actress and her fans

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Dr. Sarah Engledow discovers the amazing life of Ms. Hilda Spong, little remembered star of the stage, who was captured in a portrait by Tom Roberts.

Dr Christopher Chapman

The art of Inner Worlds Lecture, 7 May 2011

General content

Dr Christopher Chapman NPG Curator of Inner Worlds explains the development of an exhibition that spans from Surrealism to contemporary art.

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