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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.

Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe
Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe
Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe

Tony Roche, Harry Hopman and John Newcombe,

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Harry Messel

Harry Messel

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1972

Harry Seidler

Harry Seidler part one

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1972

Harry Seidler

Harry Seidler part two

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1972

Colonel J.C.M. Traill DSO MC
Colonel J.C.M. Traill DSO MC
Colonel J.C.M. Traill DSO MC

Colonel J.C.M. Traill DSO MC, c. 1921

Harry O'Reilly
Portrait, charcoal and white pastel on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr C.W. Traill 2001

Michael Hutchence by Harry Borden

Portrait story

An interview with photographer Harry Borden about his portrait of Michael Hutchence.

Harry Williams
Harry Williams
Harry Williams

Harry Williams, 2005

Sahlan Hayes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on resin-coated paper

Purchased 2006

Harry Kewell
Harry Kewell
Harry Kewell

Harry Kewell, 2006

Robin Sellick
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Harry Seidler
Harry Seidler
Harry Seidler

Harry Seidler, n.d.

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

Professor Harry Messel
Professor Harry Messel
Professor Harry Messel

Professor Harry Messel, 1973

Louis Kahan
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Harry Seidler, Killara, Sydney
Harry Seidler, Killara, Sydney
Harry Seidler, Killara, Sydney

Harry Seidler, Killara, Sydney, 1984 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Harry Kewell
Harry Kewell
Harry Kewell

Harry Kewell, 2011

Julian Kingma
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Harry Messel
Harry Messel
Harry Messel

Harry Messel, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen and pen and ink on paper

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

Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence, 1997

Harry Borden
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Flynn of the Inland
Flynn of the Inland
Flynn of the Inland

Flynn of the Inland, 1955-1956

Harry Hudson
Portrait, pen, ink and gouache on paper

Purchased 1999

Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler
Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler
Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler

Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler, 1954

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

"Fresh from the Channel Fleet" Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1901

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course

Celebrities on the field

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2006

Robin Sellick's portraits of Australian sportspeople include Harry Kewell, Adam Scott, Shane Warne, Mark Webber and John Newcombe.

Society of Artists Selection Committee
Society of Artists Selection Committee
Society of Artists Selection Committee

Society of Artists Selection Committee, 1907

Henry King
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

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John Hearder

Harry and Penelope Seidler
Harry and Penelope Seidler
Harry and Penelope Seidler

Harry and Penelope Seidler, 15 December 1958

John Hearder
Portrait, photograph on paper

Gift of Penelope Seidler AM 2021

Australian Aboriginal Cricketers
Australian Aboriginal Cricketers
Australian Aboriginal Cricketers

Australian Aboriginal Cricketers, 1867

Patrick Dawson
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on original lithograph title sheet

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)

George Trott (George Henry Stevens (Harry) Trott, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team), 1896

H Parker Rolfe
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)

Henry (Harry) Donnan (member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team), 1896

H Parker Rolfe
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

The tennis player (Ken Rosewall)
The tennis player (Ken Rosewall)
The tennis player (Ken Rosewall)

The tennis player (Ken Rosewall), 2010

Sinead Davies
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Harry Seidler, Killara, Sydney

Designing the ideal marriage

Devotion

Deep foundations, shared vision

Rod Laver
Rod Laver
Rod Laver

Rod Laver,

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Binem Grunstein
Binem Grunstein
Binem Grunstein

Binem Grunstein, c. 1948

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Harry Grunstein and Sarah Grunstein in memory of their father 2015

Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler

Designing the modern world

Nearest & Dearest

Friendship, education, inspiration

Ian Kiernan

Cut and thrust

Environmental activists
General content

Harry Butler, Tim Flannery and Ian Kiernan

Robert Klippel

Hearts and craft

Passion

The long game

Burnum Burnum
Burnum Burnum
Burnum Burnum

Burnum Burnum, 1987 (printed 2010)

Bruce Postle
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by James Bain AM and Janette Bain 2010

I dream of Sam Neill when I go to bed, 1986 Davida Allen

The actor, the artist, her life and her fantasies

Lust

Feeling sexy

Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (full length portrait)
Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (full length portrait)
Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (full length portrait)

Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (full length portrait), 1937

an unknown artist
Portrait, carbon print photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (in her aeroplane,
Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (in her aeroplane,
Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (in her aeroplane,

Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam. Singapore 1937 (in her aeroplane, "My Little Ship II), 1937

an unknown artist
Portrait, carbon print photograph on paper

Purchased 2012

David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings
David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings
David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings

David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings, 1980

Kate Gollings
Portrait, colour digital print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2001

Syd Gregory (Sydney Edward Gregory, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
Syd Gregory (Sydney Edward Gregory, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)
Syd Gregory (Sydney Edward Gregory, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team)

Syd Gregory (Sydney Edward Gregory, member of the 1896 Australian Cricket Team), 1896

H Parker Rolfe
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2014

Judy Davis on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney
Judy Davis on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney
Judy Davis on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney

Judy Davis on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney, 1981 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
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

Shane Warne

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.

Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney
Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney
Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney

Max Dupain, Artamon, Sydney, 1979 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
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

Tommy Woodcock and Reckless
Tommy Woodcock and Reckless
Tommy Woodcock and Reckless

Tommy Woodcock and Reckless, 1977 (printed 2010)

Bruce Postle
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by James Bain AM and Janette Bain 2010

Dick Düsseldorp
Dick Düsseldorp
Dick Düsseldorp

Dick Düsseldorp, 1991 (printed 2018)

Gary Ede
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Neville Gruzman
Neville Gruzman
Neville Gruzman

Neville Gruzman, 1968

Eric Smith
Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Stevie Wright

Tribute

Stevie Wright
Magazine article, 2016

Stevie Wright (1947-2015), singer-songwriter, came to Australia from England at the age of nine.

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester

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.

Aung San Suu, 2009 by Shepard Fairey

OBEY

Shepard Fairey Posters
Previous exhibition, 2009

Shepard Fairey is best known for his iconic poster Obama/Hope which he made in support of Barack Obama for the 2008 US election.

Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt
Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt
Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt

Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

Julia Matthews
Julia Matthews
Julia Matthews

Julia Matthews, c. 1862

Davies & Co
Portrait, albumen silver photograph carte de visite on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

William Saurin Lyster
William Saurin Lyster
William Saurin Lyster

William Saurin Lyster, mid to late 1860s

Davies & Co
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite

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

Norman Lindsay

Max Dupain

The Vintage Years
Previous exhibition, 2003

During his long and distinguished career Max Dupain took thousands of photographs of people

Prince William of Wales, by Mario Testino, 2003 publ. September 2003.
Credit: Mario Testino

Vanity Fair Portraits

Photographs 1913-2008
Previous exhibition, 2009

Vanity Fair Portraits traces the birth and evolution of photographic portraiture through the archives of Vanity Fair magazine.

Charles Blondin
Charles Blondin
Charles Blondin

Charles Blondin, 1874

Timothy Noble
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 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

Solo flight, 1977

Moving pictures

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008

The exhibition California Video at the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles demonstrated how video artists expand the boundaries of portraiture.

Lottie Lyell as Doreen by Monte Luke

Their brilliant careers

Magazine article by Jenny Gall, 2017

Jenny Gall delves into Starstruck to celebrate some of Australian cinema’s iconic women.

Andy Thomas

Uncommon Australians

The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Previous exhibition, 2015

This exhibition showcases portraits acquired through the generosity of the National Portrait Gallery’s Founding Patrons, L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC.

Portrait of Henry Vernon Crock AO

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.
Elle Macpherson

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.

Jessie Street

First Ladies

Significant Australian Women 1913–2013
Previous exhibition, 2013

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

Portrait of Private Edward Lello 1915 by Darge Photographic Company

Final frame

Magazine article by Karl James, 2016

Karl James reflects on soldier portraiture during the Great War.

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.

Installing David Walsh

On the road again

Magazine article by Dr Deborah Hill, 2017

Deborah Hill talks figures with character, as the National Portrait Gallery touring exhibitions program welcomes its millionth visitor.

Caroline Pileggi

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.

The vigil, 2011 by Anthony Anderton

Anthony Anderton

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Frame from Self portrait, 2008

I walk the line

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Bruce Petty's animated self portrait captures a life's journey compressed into a few minutes.

Murray frees himself from straightjacket in public, 1928 by Sam Hood

Risky business

Magazine article by John Zubrzycki, 2016

John Zubrzycki lauds the characters of the Australian escapology trade.

Federal Statistican Knibbs

The numbers man

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

Dr. Sarah Engledow tells the story of Australia's first Federal statistician, Sir George Knibbs.

Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka

Vintage Max

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2003

Gael Newton delves into the life and art of renowned Australian photographer, Max Dupain.

Martin Sharp

Oz and beyond

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Martin Sharp fulfils the Pop art idiom of merging art and life.

Olegas Truchanas

Giving a dam

True south #1
About Face article

Ensconced and meditative in crisp Tasmania, Joanna Gilmour pays tribute to passionate green advocate and photographer Olegas Truchanas.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Confessional conversations

The portraiture of Kristin Headlam
Magazine article by Fiona Gruber, 2015

Fiona Gruber investigates the work of Australian painter Kristin Headlam.

Betty Bryant, c. 1939

The life of Bryant

Magazine article by Tenille Hands, 2018

Tenille Hands explores a portrait prize gifted to the National Screen and Sound Archive.

John Monash

Lauded legacy

Magazine article by Karl James, 2015

Karl James gives short shrift to doubts about the profile of General Sir John Monash.

Dulcie Deamer, c. 1920

Out of the shadows

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour profiles the life and times of the shutter sisters May and Mina Moore.

Sir Lawrence Wackett

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.

Mick Jagger, Madonna and Tony Curtis, 1997

The Vanity model

Magazine article by David Friend, 2009

Vanity Fair Editor David Friend describes how the rebirth of the magazine sated our desire for access into the lives of celebrities and set the standard for the new era of portrait photography.

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Helen Blaxland judging flower arrangements, c. 1940s photographer unknown

Petal to the mettle

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2019

Sarah Engledow lauds the very civil service of Dame Helen Blaxland.

Barry Humphries

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.

David Marr, 2011 by Nicholas Harding

Nicholas Harding: 28 Portraits

Exhibition essay
General content

Sarah Engledow looks at three decades of Nicholas Harding's portraiture.

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