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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.

Lord Viscount Sydney
Lord Viscount Sydney
Lord Viscount Sydney

Lord Viscount Sydney, c. 1790

Gilbert Stuart, John Young
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Gilbert Lau
Gilbert Lau
Gilbert Lau

Gilbert Lau, c. 1998 (printed 2005)

Kate Gollings
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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Kevin Gilbert, 1972

Evelyn Kirwan
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall, Sydney
Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall, Sydney
Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall, Sydney

Kevin Gilbert and Joe in discussion outside Anti-Bicentennial and Treaty Meeting Balmain Town Hall, Sydney, 1987

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2010

Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford
Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford
Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford

Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford, c. 1957 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Anne Lambert, actor by Stuart Campbell

Between Light and Shadow

Portraits by Stuart Campbell
Previous exhibition, 2011

The late Australian photographer Stuart Campbell produced superb photographs of Australian actors of stage and screen.

Guy Stuart, January 1979
Guy Stuart, January 1979
Guy Stuart, January 1979

Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012)

Robert Rooney
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Self Portrait, Stuart Campbell by Stuart Campbell

The essence of you

Magazine article by Lee Tulloch, 2011

Lee Tulloch remembers her great friend NIDA-trained actor turned photographer Stuart Campbell.

Stuart O'Grady
Stuart O'Grady
Stuart O'Grady

Stuart O'Grady, 2008

Matthÿs Gerber
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned 2008

Anna Volska
Anna Volska
Anna Volska

Anna Volska, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nick Enright
Nick Enright
Nick Enright

Nick Enright, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Gaden
John Gaden
John Gaden

John Gaden, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bruce Spence
Bruce Spence
Bruce Spence

Bruce Spence, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry

Ellyse Perry, 2018

Stuart Miller
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Belinda Giblin
Belinda Giblin
Belinda Giblin

Belinda Giblin, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Gillian Armstrong
Gillian Armstrong
Gillian Armstrong

Gillian Armstrong, 1985

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Kerry Walker
Kerry Walker
Kerry Walker

Kerry Walker, c. 1979

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Colin Friels
Colin Friels
Colin Friels

Colin Friels, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Graeme Murphy
Graeme Murphy
Graeme Murphy

Graeme Murphy, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the Estate of Stuart Campbell 2012

Richard Tognetti
Richard Tognetti
Richard Tognetti

Richard Tognetti, n.d.

Stuart Campbell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe, 1995 (printed 2016)

Stuart Spence
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Surfing, Noosa, 1970s Stuart Spence

The play’s the thing

About Face article

Penelope Grist charts an immersive path through Stuart Spence’s photography.

Ningali Lawford-Wolf
Ningali Lawford-Wolf
Ningali Lawford-Wolf

Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016)

Stuart Spence
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2016

Cadel Evans

Winning in technicolor

Magazine article by Alistair McGhie, 2009

Alistair McGhie writes about the portraits of three of Australia's top professional cyclists: Cadel Evans, Stuart O'Grady and Robbie McEwen painted by Matthys Gerber.

The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General).
The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General).
The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General).

The first ministry under responsible government in New South Wales ( Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General)., 1856

Freeman Brothers
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Portrait of Tam Purves

Bonfire of the vanities

Magazine article by Stuart Purves, 2016

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

Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil, 1986 Bob King

The Mosh Pit

General content

More photographs by Bob King, Stuart Spence, 'pling, Tony Mott, and Wendy McDougall.

Portrait 39

March - May 2011
Magazine

This issue features the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Neil Murray, Lee Tulloch on Stuart Campbell, Joseph Banks, Scott Redford and more.

Portrait 30

December 2008 - February 2009
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the inaugural hang of the new National Portrait Gallery, Cadel Evans, Stuart O'Grady, Robbie McEwen, Casey Stoner, Bruce Petty and more.

Angela Belgiorno-Zegna, 2001 by Salvatore Zofrea

Intimate Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2002

Intimate Portraits is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints that explore the less public side of portraiture

Eric Douglas
Eric Douglas
Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas, c. 1929-1931

Frank Hurley OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Sally Douglas 2009

Gladys Moncrieff album
Gladys Moncrieff album
Gladys Moncrieff album

Gladys Moncrieff album,

an unknown artist
Portrait, 38 page scrap book (19 doublesided pages unbound) featuring photographs and ephemera

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize 2022

Current exhibition

Little Darlings is for primary and secondary students, with four separate categories across Kindergarten to Year 12. Responding to the theme ‘identity’, students painted, drew, photographed, printed or combined all of these to make their portrait.

John Kaldor
John Kaldor
John Kaldor

John Kaldor, 1975 (printed 2002)

Lewis Morley
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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David McAllister to join National Portrait Gallery collection

26 April 2016
Archived media releases 2016

Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister AM will join the Portrait Gallery’s national collection in a newly-commissioned portrait taken by illustrious Australian photographer, Peter Brew-Bevan.

Professor Leslie Wilkinson
Professor Leslie Wilkinson
Professor Leslie Wilkinson

Professor Leslie Wilkinson, 1970

Anthony Browell
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Penny Fowler, John Barrington

The Board

Governance & Board

The Board oversees the Gallery's strategic directions, objectives and governance.

Tim Storrier
Tim Storrier
Tim Storrier

Tim Storrier, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2020

James Morrison with flugelhorn
James Morrison with flugelhorn
James Morrison with flugelhorn

James Morrison with flugelhorn, 1994

Kerrie Lester
Portrait, oil and hand-stitching on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999
Courtesy of the Corrigan family and Stuart Purves

Portrait of Tam Purves
Portrait of Tam Purves
Portrait of Tam Purves

Portrait of Tam Purves, 1958

John Brack
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

The Dance - David McAllister
The Dance - David McAllister
The Dance - David McAllister

The Dance - David McAllister, 2016

Peter Brew-Bevan
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by The Stuart Leslie Foundation 2016

Sketchbook journal for the commission portrait
Sketchbook journal for the commission portrait
Sketchbook journal for the commission portrait

Sketchbook journal for the commission portrait "The Dance - David McAllister", 2016

Peter Brew-Bevan
Portrait, 48 page journal with 25 illustrated pages in pencil, pastel, ink and collage of printed images with masking tape

Commissioned with funds provided by The Stuart Leslie Foundation 2016

J.C. Williamson
J.C. Williamson
J.C. Williamson

J.C. Williamson, c. 1913

John Longstaff
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the family of Aimée Viola Horsley, daughter of J.C. Williamson 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

David Combe and the portrait
David Combe and the portrait
David Combe and the portrait

David Combe and the portrait, 1983

Keith Looby
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

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Donors

$10,000 - $49,999
Honour board
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Supporters

$5,000 - $9,999
Honour board
The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake, 2017 by Harold David

Harold David Takes out the People’s Choice Award for this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize

8 June 2018
Archived media releases 2018

The votes are in and the National Portrait Gallery is pleased to announce The Honourable Bob Hawke savouring a strawberry milkshake by Harold David is the people’s choice for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018.

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Dora Byrne, 1951

Richard von Marientreu
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Leslie Walford AM 2013

Sam and the Perfect World, 2005

The news from Washington

Magazine article by Lauretta Morton, 2006

Australia's former Cultural Attache to the USA, Ron Ramsey, describes the mood at the opening week of the revitalised American National Portrait Gallery.

Layne Beachley

Collection: Icons

Volume One
Previous exhibition, 2018

When a portrait communicates determination and individuality as boldly as these do, it has the potential to become an iconic image. For the Gallery’s 20th birthday this display brings together a group contemporary photographic portraits of inspiring women and men.

Portrait of Ingvar Kenne, 2012 by Simon Harsent

Simon Harsent

Finalist interviews

I like to think I'm an artist who uses photography as my medium, but I work commercially as a photographer and it's my full time occupation so I guess that defines me as a photographer or maybe a commercial artist?

Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Previous exhibition, 2009

In its second year at the National Portrait Gallery, and for the first time touring to other venues, the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 continues to present surprising perspectives on the nature of contemporary portrait photography.

Lee Lin Chin

Icons

Parliament House
Touring exhibition, 2019

When a portrait communicates determination and individuality as boldly as these do, it has the potential to become an iconic image. For the Gallery’s 20th birthday this display brings together a group contemporary photographic portraits of inspiring women and men.

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.

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

8 March 2018
Archived media releases 2018

Images for media use will be available from 8 March 2018.

Paul Kelly

Face the Music

Previous exhibition, 2005

Australia has become recognised for the range and talent of its musicians, composers, conductors and celebrities in general associated with the music industry

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Annual Appeal

Listed by year
Honour board
Cachasunghia, Osage Warrior 1804–06 by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin

Political profiles

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2016

Joanna Gilmour examines the prolific output of Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, and discovers the risk of taking a portrait at face value.

Potret diri di depan kelambu terbuka (Self portrait before the open mosquito net), 2009 by Herra Pahlasari

Herra Pahlasari

by Aminudin TH Siregar
Artist essays

At the time of Herra Pahlasari’s birth in 1978, her academic parents were living in Canberra.

Jim Conway

Selfhood transcended

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders and Dr Christopher Chapman, 2018

Anne Sanders and Christopher Chapman bring passionate characterisation to Express Yourself, the Portrait Gallery collection exhibition celebrating iconoclastic Australians.

Lady Jane Grey, c.1590-1600 (also known as The ‘Streatham’ portrait) Artist unknown

The Royal she

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2019

Traversing paint and pixels, Inga Walton examines portraits of select women in Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits.

Self portrait with gladioli

Money and swat

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2007

Andrew Sayers discusses the real cost of George Lambert's Self portrait with gladioli 1922.

Kevin Rudd

An Australian story

Magazine article by Hon. Kevin Rudd, 2009

In his speech launching the new National Portrait Gallery building on 3 December 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd set the Gallery in a national and historical context.

Chevalier d’Eon, 1792

All dressed up

Magazine article by Jane Raffan, 2013

Jane Raffan asks do clothes make the portrait, and can the same work with a new title fetch a better price?

The Conciliation, 1840 by Benjamin Duterrau

The art of conciliation

Magazine article by Gareth Knapman, 2017

Gareth Knapman explores the politics and opportunism behind the portraits of Tasmania’s Black War.

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Untitled (girl on chair with red shoes) by Violet Frisby

Finding Mrs Frisby

Magazine article by Robyn Sweaney, 2016

Robyn Sweaney's quiet Violet obsession.

Lola Montes

You beauty

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the fact and fictions surrounding the legendary life of Irish-born dancer Lola Montez.

Self portrait

Of ice and men

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Frank Hurley's celebrated images document the heroism and minutiae of Australian exploration in Antarctica.

Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of The African Choir, 1891 London Stereoscopic Co.

Back in black

Magazine article by Krysia Kitch, 2017

Krysia Kitch reviews black chronicles at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

NPPP finalists

20 20

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2017

Sarah Engledow picks some favourites from a decade of the National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Charles Summers

The importance of being bearded

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2012

Joanna Gilmour discovers that the beards of the ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills were as epic as their expedition to traverse Australia from south to north.

Studio portrait of Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for War, 1914 by J Russell & Sons

All the way with K of K

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2016

Sarah Engledow bristles at the biographers’ neglect of Kitchener’s antipodean intervention.

Trevor Jamieson, 2016 by Brett Canet-Gibson

The more things change...

NPPP 2017 exhibition essay
General content

Dr Sarah Engledow, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2017 Prize.

The Art Lovers - Megan, 2013 by Gary Grealy

Everybody, look serious

NPPP 2014 exhibition essay
General content

Dr Sarah Engledow, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2014 Prize.

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation

Lecture, 28 May 2011
General content

Dr Anne Sanders NPG Curatorial Researcher investigated the lives of the pioneering psychologists whose portraits are featured in Inner Worlds.

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