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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.

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W.
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W.
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W.

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior of N.S.W., 1836

William Fernyhough
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Robert Edwards AO 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior
Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior

Piper, the native who accompanied Major Mitchell in his expedition to the interior, c. 1836

William Fernyhough
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns]
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns]
John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns]

John Mitchel with John Martin and Father John Kenyon [the three Johns], 1866

Edouard Gatel
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Lieutenant Watts
Lieutenant Watts
Lieutenant Watts

Lieutenant Watts, 1789

Samuel Shelley, John Sherwin
Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Captain Sir John Franklin
Captain Sir John Franklin
Captain Sir John Franklin

Captain Sir John Franklin, 1830

William Derby, John Thomson
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales
General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales

General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales, c. 1840

John R. Jackson after John Linnell
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Purchased 2018

John Roper
John Roper
John Roper

John Roper, 1860s

John Buchanan Smith
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Sandefur 2019

Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica
Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica

Edward John Eyre, Late Governor of Jamaica, 1867

John Brown
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Karen McLeod Adair and Anthony Adair 2003

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Professor Ralph Blacket, 1994

John Caldwell
Portrait, mixed media on archival mount board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017

John Laws
John Laws
John Laws

John Laws, 1981

John Williams
Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld
John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld
John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld

John Williamson, Springbrook, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

John Cargher holding a long play record
John Cargher holding a long play record
John Cargher holding a long play record

John Cargher holding a long play record, c. 1986

John Spooner
Portrait, pen and ink and brush and ink on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962

John Brack
Portrait, charcoal on Paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helen Brack 2012

Reverend John West, Sydney.
Reverend John West, Sydney.
Reverend John West, Sydney.

Reverend John West, Sydney., n.d.

John Cochran
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval
Sketch for portrait of John Perceval

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval, c. 1962

John Brack
Portrait, charcoal pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helen Brack 2012

Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall
Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall
Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall

Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall, 2009

John Gollings
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Dr John Yu

Portrait story

An interview with the acclaimed pediatrician Dr. John Yu who describes the process of having his portrait sculpture created by artist Ah Xian.

Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu)
Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu)
Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu)

Untitled (preparatory study for sculpture of Dr John Yu), 2003

Ah Xian
Portrait, pencil and white chalk on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2004

Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu

Dr John Yu, 2004

Ah Xian
Portrait, glazed ceramic

Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2004

Self portrait

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.

John Bell

John Bell

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1973

John Olsen AO, CBE

John Olsen

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

Self portrait

John Brack

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

John Bell

John Bell

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

Sketch for portrait of John Perceval

John Perceval

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1961

John Coburn

John Coburn

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1962

Tan Le

John Tsiavis

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 2018

John Utz, Wormald
John Utz, Wormald
John Utz, Wormald

John Utz, Wormald, n.d.

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, coloured pencil, crayon, fibre-tipped pen and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Hans Heysen

John Dowie part one

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1960

Hans Heysen

John Dowie part two

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1960

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt
Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt
Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt

Album of cartes de visite and cabinet card photograph including a portrait of John Tebbutt, c. 1870s

Various
Portrait, leather-bound album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards, 46 page book, featuring 156 photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mike MacPhail 2010

Jacki Weaver

In Conversation

MEL to LAX
Event, Thursday 4 November

Join us in first class as Exhibitions Curator, Penny Grist catches up with photographer John Tsiavis to reflect on his career and how his creative practice has changed during the global pandemic.

Tan Le
Tan Le
Tan Le

Tan Le, 2018

John Tsiavis
Portrait, transparency between mirror substrates in LED lightbox

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, c. 1948

John Brack
Portrait, conté crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2010

Self-portrait with bowler hat, 1885–6 by Paul Cézanne

Hail Cézanne

Magazine article by John Elderfield, 2017

John Elderfield lauds the portraiture of Paul Cézanne, the artist described by both Matisse and Picasso as ‘the father of us all’.

Jim Cobb at Chroma factory Mt Kuring-gai, NSW, 2017 by Mark Mohell

The alchemist’s profile

Magazine article by John Zubrzycki, 2017

John Zubrzycki meets Australian paint pioneer Jim Cobb.

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.

John Tjakamarra
John Tjakamarra
John Tjakamarra

John Tjakamarra, 1974 (printed 2000)

Jon Rhodes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

John Hamilton
John Hamilton
John Hamilton

John Hamilton, 1969

Meg Padgham
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir John Hay
Sir John Hay
Sir John Hay

Sir John Hay, 1887

Freeman Brothers
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

John Mawurndjul
John Mawurndjul
John Mawurndjul

John Mawurndjul, 1986

Martin van der Wal
Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

John Bulunbulun
John Bulunbulun
John Bulunbulun

John Bulunbulun, 1986

Martin van der Wal
Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Mr John Eason
Mr John Eason
Mr John Eason

Mr John Eason, 1838

W. B. Gould
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2013

Tan Le

'So many stars'
Portrait story

Tech entrepreneur Tan Le and photographer John Tsiavis.

Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu

Dr John Yu, 2014

Gary Grealy
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Dr Gene Sherman AM and Patrick Corrigan AM 2016

John Mawurndjul
John Mawurndjul
John Mawurndjul

John Mawurndjul, 2005

R. Ian Lloyd
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of R. Ian Lloyd 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Allan
John Allan
John Allan

John Allan, 1923

Tom Glover
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Sumner
John Sumner
John Sumner

John Sumner, 1976

Jim Paterson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint and dry pigment on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jim Paterson 2004

John Dease
John Dease
John Dease

John Dease, 1941

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Landy
John Landy
John Landy

John Landy, 1960

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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John Laws on a Harley, 1994 (printed 2012)

Jim Rolon
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Elliott, IXL - Elders
John Elliott, IXL - Elders
John Elliott, IXL - Elders

John Elliott, IXL - Elders,

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil, gouache and fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship
John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship
John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship

John Spalvin, Adelaide Steamship,

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil and fibre-tipped pen on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers
John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers
John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers

John David, Davids Holdings, Largest Grocery Wholesalers,

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil, fibre-tipped pen and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Bopping Bob McTavish
Bopping Bob McTavish
Bopping Bob McTavish

Bopping Bob McTavish, c. 1965 (printed 2012)

John Witzig
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Macca (Ian McNamara)
Macca (Ian McNamara)
Macca (Ian McNamara)

Macca (Ian McNamara), 2007

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Nat in Hawaii
Nat in Hawaii
Nat in Hawaii

Nat in Hawaii, 1967

John Witzig
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2008

Ita Buttrose
Ita Buttrose
Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose, 1981

John Williams
Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Jimmy Little, Sydney
Jimmy Little, Sydney
Jimmy Little, Sydney

Jimmy Little, Sydney, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2005

Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW
Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW
Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW

Pro Hart, Broken Hill, NSW, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra
Al Grassby and Penny Dent, Community Relations Commission, Canberra

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

John Williams
Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT
Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT
Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT

Ted Egan, Alice Springs, NT, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Jim Ferrier
Jim Ferrier
Jim Ferrier

Jim Ferrier, n.d.

John Frith
Portrait, cast printer's metal

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2013

Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap
Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap
Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap

Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap, 1963-1966

John Brack
Portrait, oil on canvas (diptych)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Kym Bonython AC DFC AFC 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Luke Scibberas, Hill End NSW, 2004

Artists' space

Magazine article by John McDonald, 2007

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd presents 61 of some of Australia’s most respected and significant painters working in the studio environment.

Thomas White, midshipman
Thomas White, midshipman
Thomas White, midshipman

Thomas White, midshipman, c. 1838

John Kay
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

George Mealmaker
George Mealmaker
George Mealmaker

George Mealmaker, 1798 (printed c. 1838)

John Kay
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Thomas Muir of Huntershill
Thomas Muir of Huntershill
Thomas Muir of Huntershill

Thomas Muir of Huntershill, 1838

John Kay
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

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R. M. Williams, 1982 (printed 2005)

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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Portrait of Les Tanner, 1984

John Spooner
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

John Fairfax
John Fairfax
John Fairfax

John Fairfax, mid to late 19th century

Achille Simonetti
Portrait, carrara marble on scagliola column

Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Fairfax
John Fairfax
John Fairfax

John Fairfax, 1873

Charles Summers
Portrait, carrara marble

Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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

John Burton
John Burton
John Burton

John Burton, 1951

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr and Mrs John Burton 2007

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014

Evert Ploeg
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Harold Mitchell AC

John Shirlow
John Shirlow
John Shirlow

John Shirlow, c. 1937

Julian Smith
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

John Levi at Puckapunyal
John Levi at Puckapunyal
John Levi at Puckapunyal

John Levi at Puckapunyal, 1953

Barry Humphries
Portrait, pastel and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rabbi John Levi AC 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Newcombe
John Newcombe
John Newcombe

John Newcombe, 2006

Robin Sellick
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

John Bell
John Bell
John Bell

John Bell, c. 1968

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Olsen - En plein air
John Olsen - En plein air
John Olsen - En plein air

John Olsen - En plein air, 1996

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Waters
John Waters
John Waters

John Waters, 2013

George Fetting
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2015

John Connell
John Connell
John Connell

John Connell, c. 1830

Richard Read Jnr
Portrait, watercolour on paper laid on cardboard

Gift of Eleanor Thornton 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth
Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth
Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth

Portrait of Dr John Hawkesworth, c. 1770

unknown artist after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2018

John Fairfax
John Fairfax
John Fairfax

John Fairfax, c. 1860

Edwin Dalton
Portrait, pastel on paper laid on canvas

Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Coburn
John Coburn
John Coburn

John Coburn, 1974

Vaike Liibus
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Liibus family 2015

Study for John Bell as King Lear
Study for John Bell as King Lear
Study for John Bell as King Lear

Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001

Nicholas Harding
Portrait, ink, charcoal and conté on paper

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

Sir John Eccles
Sir John Eccles
Sir John Eccles

Sir John Eccles, 1959

Pam MacFarlane
Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of an anonymous donor 2007

John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators'
John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators'
John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators'

John Perceval painting 'Veronica and the Conspirators', 1967

Mark Strizic
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Sir John Young
Sir John Young
Sir John Young

Sir John Young, c. 1862

Freeman Brothers
Portrait, albumen paper photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

John Knatchbull
John Knatchbull
John Knatchbull

John Knatchbull, c. 1844

an unknown artist
Portrait, lithograph on paper

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

Sir John Franklin
Sir John Franklin
Sir John Franklin

Sir John Franklin, c. 1845

E P. Hardy, D F. Murphy
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

John Farnham
John Farnham
John Farnham

John Farnham, 1996

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

John Perceval
John Perceval
John Perceval

John Perceval, 1985

Rick Amor
Portrait, black conte on paper

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

John Perceval
John Perceval
John Perceval

John Perceval, 1985

Rick Amor
Portrait, black conte on paper

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

John O'Shanassy
John O'Shanassy
John O'Shanassy

John O'Shanassy, c. 1860

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Reverend John Williams
Reverend John Williams
Reverend John Williams

Reverend John Williams, c. 1837

George Baxter
Portrait, wood engraving (Baxter print) on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Senator John Button
Senator John Button
Senator John Button

Senator John Button, 1987

Andrew Sibley
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

John Newcombe and family
John Newcombe and family
John Newcombe and family

John Newcombe and family, 1973

Lewis Morley
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sir John Cornforth
Sir John Cornforth
Sir John Cornforth

Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003)

Nick Sinclair
Portrait, bromide print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

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John Perceval, 1999

Thomas de Kessler
Portrait, ink, coloured pencil, gouache, crayon and fibre-tipped pen on single mount board with gold coloured ink border

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Thomas de Kessler 2001

John Bell
John Bell
John Bell

John Bell, 1962 (printed 2006)

Jozef Vissel
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Study for portrait of Senator John Button
Study for portrait of Senator John Button
Study for portrait of Senator John Button

Study for portrait of Senator John Button, 1992

Andrew Sibley
Portrait, pencil on paper

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

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

John Wolseley
John Wolseley
John Wolseley

John Wolseley, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1993

Robin Sellick
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

John Perceval
John Perceval
John Perceval

John Perceval, 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

Professor John Shine
Professor John Shine
Professor John Shine

Professor John Shine, 2011

Jozef Vissel
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Jozef Vissel 2015

John Richard Tindale
John Richard Tindale
John Richard Tindale

John Richard Tindale, 1841

Maurice Felton
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

John Newcombe
John Newcombe
John Newcombe

John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1979

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Coburn
John Coburn
John Coburn

John Coburn, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Coburn
John Coburn
John Coburn

John Coburn, 1987

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Konrads
John Konrads
John Konrads

John Konrads, c. 1965

Jozef Vissel
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2015

John Dunn
John Dunn
John Dunn

John Dunn, c. 1880s

an unknown artist
Portrait, opalotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

John Cobley
John Cobley
John Cobley

John Cobley, 1944

Nora Heysen AM
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1996

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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

John Darling
John Darling
John Darling

John Darling, 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

John Passmore
John Passmore
John Passmore

John Passmore, c. 1970

Kerry Dundas
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

John Wolseley
John Wolseley
John Wolseley

John Wolseley, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Spooner
John Spooner
John Spooner

John Spooner, 2001 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

John Beard
John Beard
John Beard

John Beard, 2003

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Clarke
John Clarke
John Clarke

John Clarke, 2004

Julian Kingma
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

John Hinde
John Hinde
John Hinde

John Hinde, 1990 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

John Marsden
John Marsden
John Marsden

John Marsden, 1998

Peter Wegner
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

John Olsen AO, CBE
John Olsen AO, CBE
John Olsen AO, CBE

John Olsen AO, CBE, 2017

Nicholas Harding
Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2019
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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

John Perceval painting
John Perceval painting
John Perceval painting

John Perceval painting, 1958

Fred Williams
Portrait, drypoint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of James Mollison AO 2007

Professor John Le Gay Brereton
Professor John Le Gay Brereton
Professor John Le Gay Brereton

Professor John Le Gay Brereton, c. 1930

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Windeyer family 2012

John Nixon 1, January 1979
John Nixon 1, January 1979
John Nixon 1, January 1979

John Nixon 1, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012)

Robert Rooney
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Life mask of John Bell
Life mask of John Bell
Life mask of John Bell

Life mask of John Bell, c. 1980

an unknown artist
Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Roslyn Lawson 2013

John Foster Dulles, Washington
John Foster Dulles, Washington
John Foster Dulles, Washington

John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (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.

Fred Dagg (John Clarke)
Fred Dagg (John Clarke)
Fred Dagg (John Clarke)

Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

image not online

The Last of the Angry Penguins - John Perceval, 1999

Thomas de Kessler
Portrait, ink, coloured pencil, gouache, crayon and fibre-tipped pen on double layer mount board with gold coloured ink border

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Thomas de Kessler 2001

John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney
John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney
John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney

John Olsen, Woollahra, Sydney, 1962 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

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.

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

Sarony & Co.
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson
Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson
Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson

Portrait of a young man, held to be John Robertson, c. 1852

an unknown artist
Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (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.

John Clarke

Humour’s warm refuge

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2017

Angus Trumble pays tribute to John Clarke.

Bud Tingwell
Bud Tingwell
Bud Tingwell

Bud Tingwell, 2005

John Tsiavis
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Peter Skrzynecki
Peter Skrzynecki
Peter Skrzynecki

Peter Skrzynecki, 2012

John Slaytor
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Christos Tsiolkas
Christos Tsiolkas
Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009)

John Tsiavis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Christos Tsiolkas
Christos Tsiolkas
Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009)

John Tsiavis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA
Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA
Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA

Richard Woldendorp, Perth, WA, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Edna Jessop, Mt Isa
Edna Jessop, Mt Isa
Edna Jessop, Mt Isa

Edna Jessop, Mt Isa, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Hans Heysen
Hans Heysen
Hans Heysen

Hans Heysen, 1960 (cast 2004)

John Dowie AM
Portrait, cast bronze

Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996

John Citizen
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 1999

Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver, 2018

John Tsiavis
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2018

Dr John Yu

Clay, water, fire

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2005

Ah Xian's porcelain portrait of paediatrician Dr. John Yu reflects Yu's heritage and interests.

Mark Richards
Mark Richards
Mark Richards

Mark Richards, 1976

John Witzig
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Smoky Dawson, Sydney
Smoky Dawson, Sydney
Smoky Dawson, Sydney

Smoky Dawson, Sydney, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld
Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld

Kelly Dixon, Tent Hill, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Self portrait 1955

Portrait of the artist as a young man

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the early life and career of John Brack.

Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld
Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld

Chad Morgan, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach
Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach
Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach

Midget Farrelly at Palm Beach, 1964

John Witzig
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld
Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld
Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine

Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015

John Gollings
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Kasey Chambers, Sydney
Kasey Chambers, Sydney
Kasey Chambers, Sydney

Kasey Chambers, Sydney, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA
Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA
Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA

Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Rick Carey, WA
Rick Carey, WA
Rick Carey, WA

Rick Carey, WA, 1998 (printed 2004)

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney
Rev. Fred Nile, Festival of Light, Sydney

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

John Williams
Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Galley
Purchased 1999

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW
Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW
Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW, 1994 (printed 2004)

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC
Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC
Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC

Neil Murray, Bolac, VIC, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Frank Beaurepaire
Frank Beaurepaire
Frank Beaurepaire

Frank Beaurepaire, n.d.

John Frith
Portrait, cast printer's metal

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2013

Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA
Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA
Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA

Slim Dusty at Carlton Hill Station, WA, 1993

John Elliott
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

Jack Purtell
Jack Purtell
Jack Purtell

Jack Purtell, n.d.

John Frith
Portrait, plasticine maquette

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2013

Joan Croll
Joan Croll
Joan Croll

Joan Croll, 1976

John Brack
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Frank Croll and Dr Joan Croll AO 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Dick Smith, Sydney
Dick Smith, Sydney
Dick Smith, Sydney

Dick Smith, Sydney, 2000 (printed 2004)

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Creator versus character - Chris Lilley
Creator versus character - Chris Lilley
Creator versus character - Chris Lilley

Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009

John Tsiavis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2011

Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT
Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT
Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT

Mandawuy Yunupingu, NT, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Study for portrait of Joan Croll
Study for portrait of Joan Croll
Study for portrait of Joan Croll

Study for portrait of Joan Croll, 1976

John Brack
Portrait, conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Joan Croll AO 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Howard Taylor
Howard Taylor
Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001)

John Austin
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Howard Taylor
Howard Taylor
Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor, 1988 (printed 2001)

John Austin
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Study for
Study for
Study for

Study for "Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage", 1969

John Brack
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Timothy Fairfax AC 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of a Man (Fred Williams), 1958

Head, hand, heart

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

An extensive selection of portraits by John Brack were on display at the National Portrait Gallery in late 2007.

William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman'
William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman'
William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman'

William Francis King, 'The Flying Pieman', c. 1869

John Davis
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of FW Macpherson 2010

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Robert Edwards, 2009

John Elliott
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Art Exhibitions Australia 2009

Prince Alfred
Prince Alfred
Prince Alfred

Prince Alfred, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Captain Franklin RN
Captain Franklin RN
Captain Franklin RN

Captain Franklin RN, 1825

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

J M Coetzee
J M Coetzee
J M Coetzee

J M Coetzee, 2012

Dave Tacon
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

George Barrington
George Barrington
George Barrington

George Barrington, 1820

John Chapman
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

H.R.H. The Prince Arthur
H.R.H. The Prince Arthur
H.R.H. The Prince Arthur

H.R.H. The Prince Arthur, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Prince Albert
Prince Albert
Prince Albert

Prince Albert, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Prince Arthur
Prince Arthur
Prince Arthur

Prince Arthur, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph, hand-coloured on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Her Majesty seated
Her Majesty seated
Her Majesty seated

Her Majesty seated, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Lieutenant Shortland
Lieutenant Shortland
Lieutenant Shortland

Lieutenant Shortland, 1789

S Shelley, W Sherwin
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

H.R.H. The Prince Alfred
H.R.H. The Prince Alfred
H.R.H. The Prince Alfred

H.R.H. The Prince Alfred, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Ned Hogan
Ned Hogan
Ned Hogan

Ned Hogan, 1925

Tom Glover
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

William Bligh
William Bligh
William Bligh

William Bligh, c. 1776

John Webber
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2015

Her Majesty
Her Majesty
Her Majesty

Her Majesty, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Admiral Bligh
Admiral Bligh
Admiral Bligh

Admiral Bligh, 1801

John Chapman
Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Purchased 2010

The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria
The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

The latest portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, c. 1896

John Thomson
Portrait, albumen silver cabinet card photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

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Desiderius Orban (at 101 years of age), 1985

John Caldwell
Portrait, mixed media on archival mount board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017

Princess Alice
Princess Alice
Princess Alice

Princess Alice, 1860

John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

C.J. Cerutty
C.J. Cerutty
C.J. Cerutty

C.J. Cerutty, 1926

Tom Glover
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Jack Lang

Jack Lang

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1967

Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John, 1978 (printed 2017)

Gary Heery
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

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John Thornett, 1966

Lesley Moline
Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John and Vivien Thornett 2014

John Passmore AC
John Passmore AC
John Passmore AC

John Passmore AC, 1973

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Doris Passmore 2003

John Bertrand
John Bertrand
John Bertrand

John Bertrand, 2019

Betina Fauvel-Ogden
Portrait, oil on linen

Purchased with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2020

John Pascoe Fawkner
John Pascoe Fawkner
John Pascoe Fawkner

John Pascoe Fawkner, c. 1867

Batchelder & Co. Photo
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Professor John Mulvaney
Professor John Mulvaney
Professor John Mulvaney

Professor John Mulvaney, 1984

Janenne Eaton
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John and Jean Mulvaney 2000

John Gorton
John Gorton
John Gorton

John Gorton, 1970

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, terracotta

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir John Gorton
Sir John Gorton
Sir John Gorton

Sir John Gorton, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

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

John Gorton
John Gorton
John Gorton

John Gorton, 1997

Nathan Kelly
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Portrait of Dr John Bradfield
Portrait of Dr John Bradfield
Portrait of Dr John Bradfield

Portrait of Dr John Bradfield, c. 1920-1924

Reginald Jerrold-Nathan
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of Dr J J C Bradfield 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Firth-Smith
John Firth-Smith
John Firth-Smith

John Firth-Smith, 1974

Lewis Morley
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen

Sir John McEwen, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

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

Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen
Sir John McEwen

Sir John McEwen, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

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

Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales
Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales
Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales

Captain John Hunter, Governor New South Wales, 1801

William Ridley
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

John Gorton
John Gorton
John Gorton

John Gorton, 1970 (cast 1999)

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Cast 1999 from terracotta donated by Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999

Portrait of Captain John Hunter
Portrait of Captain John Hunter
Portrait of Captain John Hunter

Portrait of Captain John Hunter, 1792

Daniel Orme
Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2008

The Member of the Upper House
The Member of the Upper House
The Member of the Upper House

The Member of the Upper House "One of the Olden Time" [The Hon. John Alston Wallace M.L.C.], 1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

A Vanquished Knight
A Vanquished Knight
A Vanquished Knight

A Vanquished Knight "Wroth with Kilmore" [The Hon. John O'Shanassy, K.C.M.G.], 1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Captain John Lort Stokes
Captain John Lort Stokes
Captain John Lort Stokes

Captain John Lort Stokes, c. 1841

an unknown artist
Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

"International Penny Postage" Mr John Henniker Heaton MP (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1887

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald Walker 2002

Captain Cook

'The photojournalists of their time'
Portrait story

An exploration of the role of artists such as John Webber who, whilst a member of Cook’s crew over many voyages, created paintings and drawings of the situations and people the explorers encountered.

Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon

Arcadia

Sound of the sea
Previous exhibition, 2014

An exhibition of photographs by John Witzig, drawings by Nicholas Harding and film footage by Albe Falzon, expressive of the free-spirited, hot-blooded energy of Australian surfers under the cloud of conscription to Vietnam.

John Frost
John Frost
John Frost

John Frost, 1839

an unknown artist, W Read
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sir John Gorton
Sir John Gorton
Sir John Gorton

Sir John Gorton, c. 1968-1971

Louis Kahan
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Captain John Hunter
Captain John Hunter
Captain John Hunter

Captain John Hunter, 1801

William Ridley
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins
Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins
Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922

Tom Glover
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Professor John Bishop
Professor John Bishop
Professor John Bishop

Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

John Firth Smith
John Firth Smith
John Firth Smith

John Firth Smith, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom, n.d.

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom
Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom

Sir Edward John Lees Hallstrom, n.d.

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

A Suburban Member.
A Suburban Member.
A Suburban Member.

A Suburban Member. "Poetry and Politics" [John Whiteman], 1875

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

"As straight as a reed" Henry John Rous (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1870

Alfred Thompson
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Ben Chifley
Ben Chifley
Ben Chifley

Ben Chifley, 1951

John Frith
Portrait, cast plaster, patinated and bronze powder coated pipe

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Frith family 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

"Men of the Day No.27 "La Reyne le veult" Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1871

Carlo Pellegrini
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Sir Percy Spender
Sir Percy Spender
Sir Percy Spender

Sir Percy Spender, 1955

John Peisley
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Spender QC 2015

Portrait of Kym Bonython/Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap

Somewhere to hang your cap

Magazine article by Beatrice Thompson, 2007

A pair of portraits by John Brack; Portrait of Kym Bonython and Portrait of Mr Bonython's speedway cap combine to create a quirky depiction of their subject.

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

J.C. Williamson, c. 1913

John Longstaff
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish)
Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish)
Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish)

Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish), 1969 (reprinted 2011)

John Witzig
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2011

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782

John Webber
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000 by the Commonwealth Government with the generous assistance of Robert Oatley AO and John Schaeffer AO 2000

Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane
Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane
Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane

Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Edward John Eyre

Hearts of Darkness

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2006

The National Portrait Gallery's acquisition of the portrait of Edward John Eyre by pioneering English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales

H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, c. 1863

John & Charles Watkins
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

The Hon. James Whyte
The Hon. James Whyte
The Hon. James Whyte

The Hon. James Whyte, c. 1874

John Hubert Newman
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

A Head Master
A Head Master
A Head Master

A Head Master"Beyond the Grave" [Rev. J.E. Bromby], 1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Master Molteno
Master Molteno
Master Molteno

Master Molteno, c. 1866

Townsend Duryea
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

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

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN

The hand of Captain Cook

Google Arts and Culture
Learning resources

Take a close look at a portrait with a hidden message in its hands. For Year 7 – 9 students.

Jack Lang
Jack Lang
Jack Lang

Jack Lang, 1931

Tom Glover
Portrait, pencil, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

William Lyne
William Lyne
William Lyne

William Lyne, late 1860s

Charles Woolley
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

John Monash
John Monash
John Monash

John Monash, 1919

James Quinn
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Colin Monash Bennett 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, c. 1774

Valentine Green after Johann Zoffany
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre, 1867

Julia Margaret Cameron
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Presented by Sir Roy Strong and the late Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman in memory of their friendship with Gordon Darling and Marilyn Darling 2006

John Kerr
John Kerr
John Kerr

John Kerr, 1976

Frank Hinder
Portrait, pencil on paper

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

William John Wills
William John Wills
William John Wills

William John Wills, c. 1861

De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sir John Franklin
Sir John Franklin
Sir John Franklin

Sir John Franklin, c. 1846

Theresa Walker after David D'Angers
Portrait, cast wax

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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

William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition
William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition
William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition

William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition, 1860

Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by
Ross A Field 2007

Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval
Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval
Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval

Sketch of Clifton Pugh painting John Perceval, 1985

Rick Amor
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2016

John Hawkesworth LLD
John Hawkesworth LLD
John Hawkesworth LLD

John Hawkesworth LLD, c. 1850 (originally 1776)

James Watson after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

John Gould
John Gould
John Gould

John Gould, 1849

Thomas Herbert Maguire, M & N Hanhart
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre, 1865

Ferdinand Jean Joubert
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Governor General Sir John Kerr
Governor General Sir John Kerr
Governor General Sir John Kerr

Governor General Sir John Kerr, 1976

Frank Hinder
Portrait, fibre-tipped pen, watercolour, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of HOTA (Home of the Arts), Gold Coast 2019 with the encouragement of Patrick Corrigan AM

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969

Mark Strizic
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

"W.A" (Sir John Forrest) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1897

Julius Mendes Price
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay
John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay
John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay

John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay, c. 1897

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

David Collins Esq
David Collins Esq
David Collins Esq

David Collins Esq, 1804

Anthony Cardon after John T. Barber
Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993
Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993, 1993

John Elliott
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt.
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt.
Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt.

Opening of the First Legislative Council of Victoria, by Governor Charles Joseph LaTrobe, at St Patrick's Hall, Bourke Street West, Melbourne. November 13th 1851. From sketches taken at the time by William Strutt., 1883

John Noone after William Strutt
Portrait, photolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

John Bell as King Lear oil on Belgian linen, 2001 by Nicholas Harding

Lear unbuttoned

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

Sarah Engledow steps up to the footlights and applauds the storyline behind Nicholas Harding's portraits of actor John Bell.

Joan Croll

String of Pearls

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2001

Andrew Sayers discusses the portrait of Dr Joan Croll AO by the Australian artist John Brack.

Jack Lang
Jack Lang
Jack Lang

Jack Lang, 1970

Adam Martin
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Elsie Martin 2000

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Jack Lang, life mask, n.d.

Arthur Murch
Portrait, fibreglass and resin

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

The people's champion, Mr Lang
The people's champion, Mr Lang
The people's champion, Mr Lang

The people's champion, Mr Lang, c. 1927

an unknown artist
Portrait, cast plaster, painted

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons)
The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons)
The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons)

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s)

John O'Gready
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c.
Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c.
Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c.

Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838

John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

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.

Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales

Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d.

John Cochran after Henry Room
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Duke of Wellington
Duke of Wellington
Duke of Wellington

Duke of Wellington, 1841

John Lucas
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales
Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales
Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales

Captain Cook's Tablet at Cape Solander, Botany Bay, New South Wales, 1839

G E. Madeley after John Lhotsky
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Sir Edward Hallstrom
Sir Edward Hallstrom
Sir Edward Hallstrom

Sir Edward Hallstrom, c. 1960

Esme Bell
Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Musgrave Family 2018

Bert Hinkler
Bert Hinkler
Bert Hinkler

Bert Hinkler, 1930s

Nison Tregor
Portrait, cast metal with gold finish

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Alan Foulkes in memory of Mark Graham Cleghorn 2012

Jack Lang
Jack Lang
Jack Lang

Jack Lang, c. 1930-1940

George Finey
Portrait, collage of coloured paper, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Edward Telford Simpson
Edward Telford Simpson
Edward Telford Simpson

Edward Telford Simpson, 1919

John St Helier Lander
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Admiral Earl Howe
Admiral Earl Howe
Admiral Earl Howe

Admiral Earl Howe, n.d.

John Singleton Copley, R Cooper
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Lord John Russell
Lord John Russell
Lord John Russell

Lord John Russell, 1844

Samuel Bellin after Thomas Heathfield Carrick
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845
Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845
Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845

Captain Sir John Franklin, Kt, KCH, KRG, DCL, FRS & c. Commander of the Arctic Expedition, 1845, c. 1847

Thomas Phillips, an unknown artist, D Bogue
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Reverend William Bedford junior
Reverend William Bedford junior
Reverend William Bedford junior

Reverend William Bedford junior, c. 1846

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2013

The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland
The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland
The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland

The Aboriginal community of Lake Tyers, Gippsland, c. 1890

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook)
View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook)
View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook)

View of Owhyhee in the Sandwich Islands in the south Seas (The Death of Cook), 1787-1788

John Cleveley, Francis Jukes
Portrait, aquatint, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family 2012

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN

Capturing Cook

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2003

In focussing on the importance of gifts in the building of the collection, prominence must be given to the most spectacular of the National Portrait Gallery's acquisitions; the portrait of Captain James Cook RN by John Webber R.A.

Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales

Arthur Phillip Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in & over the territory of New South Wales, 1789

W Sherwin, John Stockdale after Francis Wheatley
Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Sir Joseph Banks
Sir Joseph Banks
Sir Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks, c. 1788

Benjamin West, John Raphael Smith
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams'
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams'
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams'

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

Gough and John
Gough and John
Gough and John

Gough and John, 1981

Peter van der Veer
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

"The Lord Chamberlain" Earl of Hopetoun John Adrian Louis Hope (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1900

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr Ronald Walker 2001

Professor John Passmore
Professor John Passmore
Professor John Passmore

Professor John Passmore, 1996

Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Dianne Fogwell
Portrait, ink

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2000
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope
Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope
Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope

Portrait of the Seventh Earl of Hopetoun, the Rt Hon. John Hope, 1901

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine)

Meeting by Murder

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

The story behind two colonial portraits; a lithograph of captain and convict John Knatchbull and newspaper illustration of Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke.

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.

The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster
The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster
The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster

The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788

John Murphy after George Romney
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick
Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick
Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick

Painter John Brack with Professor Alex Mitchell and Sir Garfield Barwick, c. 1977

Jozef Vissel
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Jozef Vissel 2015

The Death of Captain Cook
The Death of Captain Cook
The Death of Captain Cook

The Death of Captain Cook, 1784

Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne after John Webber
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane

General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1850 (published)

James Faed, W Wilding after John Watson Gordon
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2008

Part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the boats

South-bound and down

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour recounts the story of ill-fated sea voyages in the early stages of the Antipodean colony.

The Burke and Wills Monument
The Burke and Wills Monument
The Burke and Wills Monument

The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869

Thomas Foster Chuck
Portrait, albumen paper photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, 1860-1865

Post Office Photographic Studio, Melbourne after John J. Mayall
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite photograph on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

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

Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party
Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party
Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party

Governor Sir Robert Duff with Lady Duff, Lord Hopetoun and Vice-Regal Party, 1893

Kerry & Co
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron
Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron
Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron

Sir George Young Kt, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1814

John Smart, Blood, Joyce Gold Naval Chronicle Office
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

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

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.

Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr
Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr
Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr

Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr, c. 1913

an unknown artist
Portrait, toned gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's
Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's
Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's

Michael Leunig, Barry Humphries and John Clarke at Mietta's, 1989 (printed 2013)

Helga Leunig
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helga Leunig 2013

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

Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains
Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains
Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains

Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains, 1824

John Lewin, Moses Griffith
Portrait, copper engraving, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Kate Hattam

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.

William Macleay
William Macleay
William Macleay

William Macleay, 1885

William Macleod after Freeman Brothers
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Woburn Sheepshearing
Woburn Sheepshearing
Woburn Sheepshearing

Woburn Sheepshearing, 1811

Thomas Morris, M N. Bates, Joseph C. Stadler after George Garrard
Portrait, aquatint with stipple and etching and engraving, hand-coloured on chine colle on paper laid down on cotton stretched over wooden strainer

Purchased 2018

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol, 1867

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on laid down on a section cut from a nineteenth century album page

Purchased 2019

John Howard and Janette Howard
John Howard and Janette Howard
John Howard and Janette Howard

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000

Josonia Palaitis
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided by the Founding Patron, L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2000

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.

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John Hearder

Colin Madigan and Robert Hughes, Canberra

Three Dimensional

Magazine article by Kate Gollings, 2004

Kate Gollings describes an encounter between three generations of Australian photographers; David Moore, Max Dupain and John Gollings.

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld

Thousand mile stare

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

John Elliott talks about his photographic portrait practice, including his iconic image of Slim Dusty arm-in-arm with Dame Edna Everage.

Mary Ann Lawrence, 1841

Fits of delicacy and despair

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Henry Mundy's portraits flesh out notions of propriety and good taste in a convict colony.

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes
Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes

Olly's Trolly, Freddie's Brushes, 1989

Murray Walker
Portrait, monoprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869

Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

John Schank Esq. RN
John Schank Esq. RN
John Schank Esq. RN

John Schank Esq. RN, 1805

an unknown artist, an unknown artist, J Asperne
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882
'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882
'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882

'The Australian Cricketers' from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News June 1882, 1882

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper (2 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

MacKenzie family silhouette
MacKenzie family silhouette
MacKenzie family silhouette

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846

Samuel Metford
Portrait, brush and ink, pen and ink, stencil cut-out with watercolour highlights on paper

Gift of the Estate of Nancy Wiseman 2007

12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3)
12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3)
12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3)

12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990

Mike Parr, John Loane
Portrait, drypoint on 12 sheets of paper, unique state prints on paper

Gift of Sara Kelly 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated, 1891

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper (4 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Charles John Fairfax
Charles John Fairfax
Charles John Fairfax

Charles John Fairfax, c. 1860

Edwin Dalton
Portrait, pastel on paper laid on canvas

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

Portrait of Tam Purves

John Brack's Portraiture

Google Arts and Culture
Learning resources

Learn about artist John Brack, who said that portraits involve three people: the painter, the sitter and the viewer. For Year 6 – 8 students.

David Campese II

Inspiration + Realisation: John Singer Sargent

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2006

Katherine Russell examines the art of Australian artist Paul Newton, referencing the portraiture of John Singer Sargent.

Stan Coster, Manilla, NSW

Thousand Mile Stare

Portrait photography by John Elliott
Previous exhibition, 2004

Thousand mile stare provides a unique portrait of people of rural Australia

Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver, 2018

by John Tsiavis
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2018

Tan Le

Tan Le, 2018

by John Tsiavis
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1')
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1')
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1')

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-1841

Robert Neill
Portrait, steel engraving with later hand-colouring on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney

Heads of the People

A Portrait of Colonial Australia
Previous exhibition, 2000

For Tom Roberts - Australia's best nineteenth-century portrait painter - neither a proto-national portrait gallery nor more popular collections of portrait heads, were sufficient public celebrations for the notables of Australian history

Jane Franklin

Jane’s conviction

Devotion

Stand by your man

Portrait of Mrs Fairfax
Portrait of Mrs Fairfax
Portrait of Mrs Fairfax

Portrait of Mrs Fairfax, n.d.

an unknown artist
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Sir James Reading Fairfax
Sir James Reading Fairfax
Sir James Reading Fairfax

Sir James Reading Fairfax, 1898

Tom Roberts
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Portrait of Margaret Olley in her Paddington studio, 2011 by John McRae

John McRae

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Porter, Charing Cross, 1824 by John Dempsey

John Dempsey folio

General content

View the full collection of portraits in the exhibition.

Copeman, gardener, Great Yarmouth by John Dempsey

Dempsey's people

A folio of British street portraits 1824–1844
Previous exhibition, 2017

Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824–1844 is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century.

"Dan" (Sir Daniel Cooper) (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1890s

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald A Walker 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

William Bligh by John Webber video: 2 minutes

William Bligh

by John Webber
Portrait story

Twice rebelled against, and twice vindicated, William Bligh occupies an ambivalent space in Australian history. Angus Trumble, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, explains.

Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis
Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis
Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis

Jeff Fenech and trainer, John Lewis, 1986

Graham McCarter
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784

Francesco Bartolozzi
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams'
Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams'
Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams'

Judy Davis with director John Duigan in 'Winter of our Dreams', 1981 (printed 2017)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

A Wool Merchant
A Wool Merchant
A Wool Merchant

A Wool Merchant "Colonial John Bull" [Mr Richard Goldsbrough], 1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

"Australian Cricket" George John Bonnor (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1884

Carlo Pellegrini
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Lee Kernaghan near Broken Hill

Top of the pops to golden guitars

General content

The Seekers, John Farnham and Lee Kernaghan

Sir Vincent Fairfax
Sir Vincent Fairfax
Sir Vincent Fairfax

Sir Vincent 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

After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais)
After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais)
After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais)

After Ophelia: Fiona Foley at Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island (Referencing Ophelia by John Everett Millais), 1994

Juno Gemes
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol

The last bushrangers

It's Complicated

Brothers in harms

Gaby Kennard
Gaby Kennard
Gaby Kennard

Gaby Kennard, 2020

Lisa Tomasetti
Portrait, archival pigment print on paper

Purchased with funds provided by Joan Connery OAM 2020

Joan Croll

Portrait story

An interview with the indomitable Joan Croll, subject of John Brack's portrait.

Steve Kilbey
Steve Kilbey
Steve Kilbey

Steve Kilbey, 1981 (printed 2018)

Gary Ede
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

, 1984

Grant Matthews
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of John McLean 2008

James Oswald Fairfax
James Oswald Fairfax
James Oswald Fairfax

James Oswald Fairfax, c. 1991

Bryan Westwood
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida]
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida]
William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida]

William and Martha Mary Robertson and their children [William St Leonards, Eliza, John, William St Leonards on a horse, Beatrice and Ida], 1860s-1870s

Various
Portrait, eight carte de visites, hand-coloured, contained in a red leather presentation case

Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Newcombe and family

Dream date delivers destiny

Passion

The perfect match

Emily Fairfax
Emily Fairfax
Emily Fairfax

Emily Fairfax, 1870

William Macleod
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

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

Portrait 49

Winter 2015
Magazine

This issue features Jude Rae, Arthur Boyd, Darren McDonald, John Singer Sargent, Tom Wills the 'inventor' of Australian Rules Football and more.

Portrait 45

Winter 2013
Magazine

This issue features Paul Kelly, Rineke Dijkstra, John Brack, the National Photographic Portrait Prize and more.

Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax
Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax
Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax

Portrait of Sir James Oswald Fairfax, 1929

W.A. Bowring
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Kym Bonython

'The man and his cap'
Portrait story

Former National Portrait Gallery Director, Andrew Sayers, describes John Brack's portrait of Kym Bonython.

Portrait 24

June - August 2007
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Robert Hannaford, Walter Lindrum, John Brack, judicial portraits, Vincent Lingiari and more.

Nat Young
Nat Young
Nat Young

Nat Young, c. 1968

Albert Falzon
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Witzig 2006

Portrait 14

December 2004 - February 2005
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the exhibition Masters of Fare, Greg Weight's photographic collection, John Elliott, Barbara Blackman and more.

Portrait of Elioth Gruner
Portrait of Elioth Gruner
Portrait of Elioth Gruner

Portrait of Elioth Gruner, c. 1922

Norman Lindsay
Portrait, pencil on paper laid down on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Vincent Day and John Bradley 2017

Portrait 38

December 2010 - February 2011
Magazine

This issue features Martin Schoeller, Bess Norriss Tait, Emanuel Solomon and the sisters of St Joseph, Rennie Ellis and AC/DC, John Brack and more.

Portrait 27

March - May 2008
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine feature Lucian Frued, John Witzig, colonial death portraits, William Kinghorne, Henry Crock, and more.

Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax
Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax
Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax

Portrait of Mr Geoffrey E. Fairfax, 1929

W.A. Bowring
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Slim Dusty and Dame Edna Everage, Carlton Hill Station, WA, 10 July 1993

Rarely Everage

The Lives of Barry Humphries
Previous exhibition, 2002

The exhibition begins with Barry's childhood in Camberwell, Melbourne and chronicles his days as a struggling actor in Australia and England, his creation of characters including Barry McKenzie, Dame Edna Everage, Sandy Stone and Sir Les Patterson

John and Lottie’s wedding, early 1970s Unknown artist

Shifting the definition

Nearest & Dearest

Defiant commitment

Portrait 2

December 2001 - February 2002
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features David Moore, Midnight Oil, Dr Joan Croll by John Brack, the acquisition of the Captain Cook portrait, and more.

Portrait 15

March - May 2005
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the exhibition The world of Thea Proctor, porcelain sculpture of Dr. John Yu, Pat Mackie, the Kylie Minogue exhibition and more.

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I think of my Culture, 1989

Jeffrey Samuels
Portrait, watercolour, pen & ink, brush & ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Lane 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 58

Summer 2017-18
Magazine

Paul Cézanne, Bill Henson and Simone Young, Australian cinema’s iconic women, and feminist portraits by Kate Just.

Frances (Fanny) Cato
Frances (Fanny) Cato
Frances (Fanny) Cato

Frances (Fanny) Cato, 1933

an unknown artist
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift in memory of Frederick John Cato Kumm 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 31

March - May 2009
Magazine

This issue features the new National Portrait Gallery building, James Cook and John Banks, Cate Blanchett, Irina Baranova, Annette Kellerman, Shepard Fairey and more.

Yousuf Karsh by George O'Neill

Karsh

Faces of the Twentieth Century
Previous exhibition, 1998

Yousuf Karsh - the most famous portrait photographer in the world - has photographed the statesmen, artists, literary and scientific figures who have defined the 20th century and shaped our lives, In this, his 90th year, the National Portrait Gallery is thrilled to present an exhibition of Karsh's photography of 20th century figures.

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.

The photographers

General content

The eight photographers represent diverse styles, specialities and career paths. Abigail Varney, Peter Brew-Bevan, Martin Philbey, John Tsiavis, Michelle Day, Julian Kingma, and Giovanni Lovisetto.

Portrait 41

October - November 2011
Magazine

This issue features Kate Beynon, Philosopher Cynthia Freeland, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, John Tsiavis & Chris Lilley, UK's BP Portrait Award, Purchasing power in colonial Sydney and more.

Portrait of Mrs 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.

Sir Bernard Katz
Sir Bernard Katz
Sir Bernard Katz

Sir Bernard Katz, 1993 (printed 2003)

Nick Sinclair
Portrait, bromide print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St Leonards Robertson
Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St Leonards Robertson
Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St Leonards Robertson

Martha Mary Robertson with her child William St Leonards Robertson, c. 1865

an unknown artist
Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson, c. 1855

an unknown artist
Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Fanny Jane Marlay

All at sea

Devotion

Tiny token, big love

Rudy Komon
Rudy Komon
Rudy Komon

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

Sir Warwick Fairfax
Sir Warwick Fairfax
Sir Warwick Fairfax

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

Portrait of Denton Corker Marshall, 2009 by John Gollings

Denton Corker Marshall

General content

Denton Corker Marshall is based in Melbourne with offices in London and Jakarta.

William Bligh

Welcome home, Captain Bligh

27 March 2015
Archived media releases 2015

The National Portrait Gallery will, next Tuesday, unveil an exciting new acquisition of irrefutable importance to all Australians. Portrait of William Bligh, in master’s uniform c. 1776, attributed to John Webber, is one of the earliest portraits of the contentious, historical figure, and extends the Gallery’s remarkable collection of early colonial portraits.

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Previous exhibition, 2017

The 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.

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.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, c. 1849

Charles Rodius
Portrait, pastel with ink wash on paper

Purchased 2009

Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales

Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales, 1820

Walter Preston
Portrait, engraving, hand-coloured on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Convict love token from J. Waldon, 1832

To coin a (farewell) phrase

Devotion

A penny for their thoughts

Self portrait

Buoyant Brack brood breeds inspiration

Nearest & Dearest

Domesticity’s creative maelstrom

Ryder Jack Susman in a Williamstown hairdresser by Abigail Varney

PROMO

Portraits from prime time
Previous exhibition, 2014

This exhibition goes behind-the-scenes and into the spotlight with professional photographers and the stars of Australian television, music and comedy. Whether negotiating the logistics of a big publicity shoot or quietly capturing moments on set during filming, the photographers' stories are intriguing and compelling.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN

The Quiet Australian

Magazine article by Brian Dale, 2001

Robert Oatley talks about the repatriation of the John Webber portrait of Captain James Cook.

George Andronicus
George Andronicus
George Andronicus

George Andronicus, 1985 (printed 2018)

Gary Ede
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Professor Peter Doherty

Australia and the Nobel Prize

Previous exhibition, 2003

This unique exhibition will give an insight into the private lives, pursuits and work of all the Nobel laureates associated with Australia

Blue Easel with Jack Drawing, 1996-1999

The man behind the art

Magazine article by Giles Auty, 2002

Giles Auty introduces British painter John Wonnacott who will talk at the National Portrait Gallery on 2 November 2002.

The chase
The chase
The chase

The chase, 1952

Charles Blackman OBE
Portrait, tempera on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rob and Paula McLean 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Fiona Stanley

Lifelines

Medical advocates
General content

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

Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor

Noah Taylor, 1994 (printed 2010)

Ross Honeysett
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax
Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax
Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax

Portrait of Mrs Sarah Fairfax, c. 1864

Edwin Dalton
Portrait, pastel on paper laid on canvas

Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Barbara Blackman
Barbara Blackman
Barbara Blackman

Barbara Blackman, 2008

Gorgi Dimcevski
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Blackman 2009

Lady Barkly

Carte-o-mania!

Previous exhibition, 2018

Drawn from the NPG’s burgeoning collection of cartes de visite, Carte-o-mania! celebrates the wit, style and substance of the pocket-sized portraits that were taken and collected like crazy in post-goldrush Australia.

Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling]
Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling]
Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling]

Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling], c. 1859

an unknown artist
Portrait, ambrotype

Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Dr Joseph Brown with Two Typists
Dr Joseph Brown with Two Typists
Dr Joseph Brown with Two Typists

Dr Joseph Brown with Two Typists, 1996

Noel McKenna
Portrait, enamel on canvas

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan

Australian Love stories

Family, friends, fanatics and foes (and everything in between!)
Previous exhibition, 2021

Reconnect and reflect with our new major exhibition, Australian Love Stories (in real life!) as we explore love, affection and connection in all its guises.

William Robertson
William Robertson
William Robertson

William Robertson, c. 1852

Thomas Bock
Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Kylie, 2004

Kylie

An Exhibition
Previous exhibition, 2005

Kylie Minogue, one of Australia's most famous cultural exports is now the subject of her own exhibition.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN

In the National Interest

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

In focussing on the importance of gifts in the building of the collection, prominence must be given to the most spectacular of the National Portrait Gallery's acquisitions; the portrait of Captain James Cook RN by John Webber R.A.

Sid Myer AM

Foundation members announced

18 May 2015
Archived media releases 2015

The newly-established National Portrait Gallery Foundation met for its inaugural meeting last Friday 15 May in Canberra.

Ben Chifley
Ben Chifley
Ben Chifley

Ben Chifley, n.d.

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Patrick White

Top of their game

Nobel Laureates
General content

Macfarlane Burnet and Patrick White

Bride, 2015 by Abdul Abdullah

Observation point

Magazine article by Abdul Abdullah, 2015

I wanted to be a journalist. I was very idealistic and I had a big chip on my shoulder. I wanted to investigate the human condition, drawing attention to those in need with the hope of someday effecting positive change.

Self portrait

Nolan Heads

Previous exhibition, 2001

Nolan Heads will focus on the portraiture of one of Australia's most original painters and one of the few to have achieved an international reputation

Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon

Arcadia media information

31 July 2014
Archived media releases 2014

Press releases and image downloads for media.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

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.

A woman of New South Wales, c. 1840

More cash than dash

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2011

Joanna Gilmour describes how colonial portraitists found the perfect market among social status seeking Sydneysiders.

The Dipper

The Dipper

Moustaches

One of the versions of thick, macho moustache strongly associated in the Australian visual lexicon with sportsmen of the 1970s and 80s.

Study of Louis Nowra
Study of Louis Nowra
Study of Louis Nowra

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018

Imants Tillers
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint, gouache on 64 canvas boards (nos. 108101-108164)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Bednall, Jillian Broadbent AC, John Kaldor AO and Naomi Milgrom AO 2018

Self portrait

Mysterious eyes

Arthur Boyd portraits from 1945
Previous exhibition, 2016

Boyd’s self-portrait at age 25 is joined by his equally emotive portraits of those around him.

Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer
Fred Hilmer

Fred Hilmer, 2018

Evert Ploeg
Portrait, oil on linen

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

Andy Thomas

'When I grow up I want to be an astronaut'
Portrait story

An interview with Australian astronaut, Dr. Andy Thomas, who describes the experience of space travel.

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Annual Appeal

Listed by year
Honour board

Inner Worlds

Portraits and Psychology
Previous exhibition, 2011

Portraits of Australia’s pioneering psychologists and artworks by artists fascinated by the subconscious mind.

Robert O'Hara Burke
Robert O'Hara Burke
Robert O'Hara Burke

Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860

Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, cast bronze

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lady Bunting in honour of Sir John Bunting and the Menzies Foundation 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse)
Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse)
Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse)

Eleanor Wingate (née Rouse), c. 1850

an unknown artist
Portrait, hand-coloured photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Pamela Glasson 2009
Collected by Leila Haigh (nee Rouse)

Charles Summers
Charles Summers
Charles Summers

Charles Summers, late 1860s

Batchelder & Co. Photo
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

Self portrait

Elegance in exile

Portrait drawings from colonial Australia
Previous exhibition, 2012

Elegance in exile is an exhibition surveying the work of Richard Read senior, Thomas Bock, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and Charles Rodius: four artists who, though exiled to Australia as convicts, created many of the most significant and elegant portraits of the colonial period.

Arcadia learning resource

Learning resources

A great addition to themes such as Australian History, Sport, Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, English and Visual Arts. For Year 9 – 12 students.

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

Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane

Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842

Frederick Bromley after Robert Frain
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2008

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c. 1780

Jean Francois Rigaud
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family, the Ian Potter Foundation and John Schaeffer AO 2009

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN

Cook in context

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Robert Oatley's continuing benefaction has helped the National Portrait Gallery acquire works that add another layer to the story of Captain Cook.

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE
Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007

Jude Rae
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Mr Anthony Adair and Ms Karen MacLeod 2007

Richard Henry Horne
Richard Henry Horne
Richard Henry Horne

Richard Henry Horne, mid 1860s

Batchelder & Co. Photo
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

William Robertson
William Robertson
William Robertson

William Robertson, 1866

Thomas Adams Hill
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Fanny Eleanor Lee
Fanny Eleanor Lee
Fanny Eleanor Lee

Fanny Eleanor Lee, c 1855

Joseph Backler
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Courtesy of the Tait family

Terry Snow and China

This airport’s gone to the dogs

Nearest & Dearest

Right-hound man

Christos Tsiolkas

Intense identity

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

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

Sir Ian Potter

Mark Strizic

A Journey in Photography
Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition traces the creative output of nearly 50 years by one of Australia's landmark living photographers.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1971

Thomas de Kessler
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Diana de Kessler 2009

Betty Burstall

Arthur Boyd Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

This is the first in a series of National Portrait Gallery exhibitions to survey the portraits painted by artists who are not thought of, primarily, as portrait painters

The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America
The first Australian first-class cricket team to tour England and North America

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

Sid Myer AM

Foundation Members

Foundation

Chairman Mr Sid Myer AM, Mrs Marilyn Darling AC, Mr Tim Fairfax AC, Mr John Liangis, Dr Helen Nugent AO, Mr Ross Adler AC, Mr Tim Bednall and Nigel Satterley AM.

Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson, c. 1852

an unknown artist
Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson
Margaret Robertson

Margaret Robertson, c. 1863

Batchelder & O'Neill
Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Dorothy
Dorothy
Dorothy

Dorothy, 1990 (printed 2013)

Michael Riley
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2013

Bathing woman, Bridlington, c.1825 by John Dempsey

Allow me to introduce...

General content

These full-length figures in watercolour, gouache and pencil date mostly from the 1820s, and almost all come from the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

John Farnham

Glossy - Faces Magazines Now

Previous exhibition, 1999

Magazines are the portrait galleries of the 90s... Glossy is about magazines. The exhibition presents the work of eight photographers, Australian by birth or long-term residency, who are producing portraits for publication in magazines around the world.

Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940
	 by Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

Portraits
Previous exhibition, 2005

Accomplished illustrator, painter, writer and diarist, set designer and one of the most distinguished photographers of the twentieth century, Cecil Beaton is renowned for his portraits of well known faces from the worlds of fashion, literature, and film.

Professor Peter Doherty

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.

Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported
Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported
Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported

Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported, 1996

Margaret Woodward
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Karmel family in memory of Lena and Peter Karmel 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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.

Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan
Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan, 1964

Axel Poignant
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

Of Kings and men

Celebrating 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection
Previous exhibition, 2011

This display celebrates 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection and its role in commissioning portraits of parliamentary and judicial figures in Australia.

Essington Lewis
Essington Lewis
Essington Lewis

Essington Lewis, 1952

Sir William Dargie CBE
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

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.

Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross

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.

Ellen Stirling
Ellen Stirling
Ellen Stirling

Ellen Stirling, c. 1828

Thomas Phillips
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Ian Potter Foundation 2008

The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler
The Demon Bowler

The Demon Bowler" Frederick Robert Spofforth (image plate from Vanity Fair), 1878

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Roy and HG: John Doyle as Roy Slaven (L) and Grieg Pickhaver as HG Nelson: in studio (radio), c. 1990 Reproduced by permission of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Library Sales. © 1990 ABC

Relationship boundaries breed marathon success

Nearest & Dearest

A bromance in banter

Self portrait, 1970 by Matthew Perceval

Portrait Paintings by Matthew Perceval

Previous exhibition, 2007

From 1967 until 1981 Matthew Perceval lived and painted in France and during those years produced a large body of portrait paintings.

Hugo at home (Hugo Weaving)

Nicholas Harding

28 Portraits
Previous exhibition, 2017

Nicholas Harding: 28 portraits features paintings of Robert Drewe, John Bell and Hugo Weaving alongside gorgeously coloured recent oil portraits, delicate gouaches and bold ink and charcoal drawings.

Abigail Varney

The inside story

General content

The photographers reveal the technical side of their work and reflect on changes in their profession. Now everyone has a camera in their pocket, is everyone a photographer? What is it like to sustain a career as a photographer in the entertainment industry? How do you work with celebrity subjects, negotiate the complex logistics of big shoots, and create captivating portraits under pressure?

Hal Hattam
Hal Hattam
Hal Hattam

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

Gloria Petyarre by R. Ian Lloyd

Studio

Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd
Previous exhibition, 2007

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R

Reputedly Elizabeth Macarthur, 1785-1790 Unknown

The most material advantages

Devotion

A one-in-a-thousand woman

Francis Russell Nixon

Sketches and sermons

Magazine article by Jessica Smith, 2009

Jessica Smith looks at the 'fetching' portrait of Tasmania's first Anglican Bishop, Francis Russell Nixon by George Richmond

Margaret Whitlam

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.

Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis

Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

R O'Hara Burke
R O'Hara Burke
R O'Hara Burke

R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861

De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Portrait of George Selth Coppin
Portrait of George Selth Coppin
Portrait of George Selth Coppin

Portrait of George Selth Coppin, c. 1895-1899

Tom Roberts
Portrait, oil on cedar panel

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds donated by Mary Isabel Murphy 2004

Fanny Jane Marlay
Fanny Jane Marlay
Fanny Jane Marlay

Fanny Jane Marlay, c. 1841

an unknown artist
Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Purchased 2013

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.

Study of Louis Nowra

Study of Louis Nowra, 2018

by Imants Tillers
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Bednall, Jillian Broadbent AO, John Kaldor AO and Naomi Milgrom AO 2018

Jessica Mauboy

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.

Lieutenant King
Lieutenant King
Lieutenant King

Lieutenant King, 1789

J. Wright, William Skelton
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Jane Franklin
Jane Franklin
Jane Franklin

Jane Franklin, c. 1866-1875

an unknown artist after Thomas Bock
Portrait, carved marble relief

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

The rose, 1927

The World of Thea Proctor

Previous exhibition, 2005

The World of Thea Proctor is the Portrait Gallery's second major biographical exhibition - that is, the second exhibition to focus exclusively on the life and work of a single individual

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog

The Streetons’ rich serenade

Passion

If music be the food of love

Terry Snow and China
Terry Snow and China
Terry Snow and China

Terry Snow and China, 2017

Jude Rae
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Justin Garrick and Ms Dharini Ganesan Rasu, Mr Dino Nikias & Mrs Dimitra Nikias, Mr Jim Windeyer, Ms Claudia Hyles, Mrs Sotiria Liangis OAM and Mr John Liangis, Justice Mary Finn, Mr Bill Farmer AO and Mrs Elaine Farmer, Mr Tim Efkarpidis, Mr Bob Nattey and Mrs Charlotte Nattey, Ms Jennifer Bott AO, Mr Keith Bradley, Dr Sam Whittle and Mrs Heather Whittle 2017

Self portrait, c.1900

Reflection

Magazine article by Michael Rosen, 2013

British novelist and poet, Michael Rosen, weaves a tale about his early encounters with creativity and the self-portrait of a childhood friend.

Mel Gibson

POL

Portrait of a Generation
Previous exhibition, 2003

POL was a magazine that ran from 1969 to 1986

Googie Withers
Googie Withers
Googie Withers

Googie Withers, 1962

Don Bachardy
Portrait, pen and ink, brush and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Barry Humphries

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.

Lee Kernaghan near Broken Hill

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.

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

Carl Cooper
Carl Cooper
Carl Cooper

Carl Cooper, 1945-1946

Arthur Boyd AC OBE
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of Alan Boxer 2014

Lady Franklin
Lady Franklin
Lady Franklin

Lady Franklin, c. 1850

A. & S. Ltd after Amélie Romilly
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Robert Henderson Croll
Robert Henderson Croll
Robert Henderson Croll

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

Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers
Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers
Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers

Buckley discovering himself to the early settlers, 1869

S Calvert, Gibbs, Shallard and Co. after O.R. Campbell
Portrait, colour wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Miss Elizabeth Roberts
Miss Elizabeth Roberts
Miss Elizabeth Roberts

Miss Elizabeth Roberts, 1830

Richard Read Jnr
Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Sydney Ancher
Sydney Ancher
Sydney Ancher

Sydney Ancher, c. 1962

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Rex Dupain 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Damien Parer

Mirror With A Memory

Photographic Portraiture in Australia
Previous exhibition, 2000

This is the first major exhibition to examine photographic portraiture in Australia, from its beginnings in the early 1840s to the present day

Bob Hawke

Primed

Some Prime Ministers
Previous exhibition, 2019

Seventeen of Australia’s thirty prime ministers to date are represented in the contrasting sizes, moods and mediums of these portraits.

Malcolm Fraser
Malcolm Fraser
Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser, 1990 (printed 2010)

Bill McAuley
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Walking in Tall Grass, Marion 2, 2011 by Jan Nelson

Jan Nelson

More about In the flesh artists

Jan Nelson was born in Melbourne. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1983 and has been exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia since that time including at the MCA, Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett
Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett, c. 1908

Florence Ada Fuller
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2005

Reg Richardson AM

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.

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Portrait of Andrew Garran, c 1895

Tom Roberts
Portrait, oil on cedar panel

On loan from the Garran family

George Miller
George Miller
George Miller

George Miller, 2002 (printed 2004)

Karin Catt
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Angus Trumble and David Hansen

National Portrait Gallery Director's tenure ends in triumph

30 November 2018
Archived media releases 2018

National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble is ending his five-year tenure with a flourish, after announcing that Gallery publication Dempsey’s People: A Folio of British Street Portraits 1824-1844 has been awarded the 2018 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.

Arcadia (Wayne Lynch and Bob McTavish)

The soul surfer’s manifesto

Passion

Barrels, bliss and brotherhood

Robert Emerson Curtis
Robert Emerson Curtis
Robert Emerson Curtis

Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Frederick Cato
Frederick Cato
Frederick Cato

Frederick Cato, 1932

W B McInnes
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift in memory of Frederick John Cato Kumm 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Kate Hattam
Kate Hattam
Kate Hattam

Kate Hattam, 1956

Clifton Pugh
Portrait, oil on board

Purchased 2006

Miss Robertson of Colac (Dolly), 1885-86

Brothers on farms

Magazine article by Malcolm Robertson, 2011

Malcolm Robertson tells the family history of one of Australia's earliest patrons of the arts, his Scottish born great great great grandfather, William Robertson.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1988

Sidney Nolan
Portrait, oil on composition board

Gift of Hon RL Hunter QC 2006. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

William Robertson jnr
William Robertson jnr
William Robertson jnr

William Robertson jnr, c. 1852

Thomas Bock
Portrait, daguerreotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)
William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)
William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree)

William Clark Haines, Premier of Victoria (Plate 12 of Sun Pictures of Victoria by Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree), 1857-1858

Antoine Fauchery, Richard Daintree
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

MacKenzie family silhouette

All there in black and white

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

The National Portrait Gallery acquired a beguiling silhouette group portrait by Samuel Metford, an English artist who spent periods of his working life in America.

Sir George Ferguson Bowen
Sir George Ferguson Bowen
Sir George Ferguson Bowen

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

William - Aspendale
William - Aspendale
William - Aspendale

William - Aspendale, 1966 (printed 2015)

Lazar Krum
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2015

Akira Isogawa

Peter Brew-Bevan Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2005

In this exhibition Sydney based photographer Peter Brew-Bevan brings together an intimate collection of works that highlight his passion for the genre of portraiture over the last 10 years

Announcing.... In their own words

24 November 2020
Media

Inspiring Australians tell their own stories in a unique new gallery audio tour, developed in collaboration with the National Library of Australia.

Johnny O'Keefe

Making Portraits

Five Years of National Portrait Gallery Commissions
Previous exhibition, 2004

The considered matching of artist to subject has produced an amazing collection of unique and original works in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery

Ina Gregory
Ina Gregory
Ina Gregory

Ina Gregory, c. 1895

E. Phillips Fox
Portrait, conte crayon, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel)
Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel)
Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel)

Self portrait (Full Length in front of Easel), 1901-1902

Hugh Ramsay
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of John Oswald Wicking 2003

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 Grundy
Reg Grundy
Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy, 1992 (cast 2003)

Nigel Boonham
Portrait, cast bronze on marble base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr John Chambers 2003

Self portrait with glove

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

Sir Robert Garran
Sir Robert Garran
Sir Robert Garran

Sir Robert Garran, 1922

Bernard Hall
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Garran 2019. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Elizabeth Walford
Elizabeth Walford
Elizabeth Walford

Elizabeth Walford, c. 1873

an unknown artist
Portrait, pastel on photographic image on paper on canvas

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

William Walford
William Walford
William Walford

William Walford, c. 1873

an unknown artist
Portrait, pastel on photographic image on paper on canvas

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

Zelman Cowen
Zelman Cowen
Zelman Cowen

Zelman Cowen, c. 1977

Ray Crooke AM
Portrait, pencil and oil on canvas laid on chipboard

Gift of David Crooke 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney
Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney
Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney

Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (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

La Perouse
La Perouse
La Perouse

La Perouse, 1830s

Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Brian Cadd
Brian Cadd
Brian Cadd

Brian Cadd, 1973

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

The Payne family
The Payne family
The Payne family

The Payne family, 1888-1889

A. Flegeltaub
Portrait, albumen photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

Harold Holt
Harold Holt
Harold Holt

Harold Holt, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, graphite on paper

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

Jacques Arago
Jacques Arago
Jacques Arago

Jacques Arago, c. 1830s

Nicolas Maurin, Alexandre Sixdeniers
Portrait, engraving on paper

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser
First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser
First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser

First study for portrait of Malcolm Fraser, 1981

Bryan Westwood
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Captain James King, engraving after Webber
Captain James King, engraving after Webber
Captain James King, engraving after Webber

Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784

Francesco Bartolozzi
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

James Iyuna
James Iyuna
James Iyuna

James Iyuna, 1986

Martin van der Wal
Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Honour board

Support your Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges and thanks all its supporters.

Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard, 2013

Peter Brew-Bevan
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2013

Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen

Sir Zelman Cowen, 1982

Andrew Sibley
Portrait, pencil, brush and ink on paper

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

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown

Australian Love Stories

4 January 2021
Media

A major new exhibition celebrating love in all its guises. Opening 20 March 2021.

Bessie Lee
Bessie Lee
Bessie Lee

Bessie Lee, c. 1890

Yeoman & Co, Melbourne
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on cabinet card

Purchased 2017

Jessie Whyte
Jessie Whyte
Jessie Whyte

Jessie Whyte, c. 1840

Thomas Bock
Portrait, pastel and chalk on paper laid down on cotton over Cedar strainer

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

William Beach
William Beach
William Beach

William Beach, 1888

an unknown artist
Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

The crime writer Shane Maloney
The crime writer Shane Maloney
The crime writer Shane Maloney

The crime writer Shane Maloney, 2004

Rick Amor
Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Roslyn
Roslyn
Roslyn

Roslyn, 2016

Sally Ross
Portrait, oil on linen

Purchased 2017

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa

Husbands and Wives

Photographic Portraits from 19th Century Australia
Previous exhibition, 2010

'I have just been to my dressing case to take a peep at you.

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.

Self portrait with gladioli
Self portrait with gladioli
Self portrait with gladioli

Self portrait with gladioli, 1922

George Lambert
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Schaeffer AO 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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.

John Coburn

101 photographic portraits

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Pat Corrigan's generous gift of 100 photographic portraits by Greg Weight.

Professor Peter Doherty
Professor Peter Doherty
Professor Peter Doherty

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001

Rick Amor
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2002

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
Sir Charles Gavan Duffy

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, c. 1870

Batchelder & Co. Photo
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

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

Grazia Gunn
Grazia Gunn
Grazia Gunn

Grazia Gunn, 2014

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Norman Lindsay

Max Dupain

The Vintage Years
Previous exhibition, 2003

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

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester

Inside Heide’s lives

It's Complicated

Happiness to heartache

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.

Mary Ware
Mary Ware
Mary Ware

Mary Ware, c. 1854

Robert Dowling
Portrait, oil on canvas on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Mary Isabel Murphy and Rosalind Blair Murphy 2014

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia

No shirt, no service

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Bon Scott and Angus Young photographed by Rennie Ellis are part of a display celebrating summer and images of the shirtless male.

Sir James Gobbo
Sir James Gobbo
Sir James Gobbo

Sir James Gobbo, 1983

Paul Fitzgerald
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mercy Health and Aged Care 2006

Nigel Butterley, Composer
Nigel Butterley, Composer
Nigel Butterley, Composer

Nigel Butterley, Composer, 1977 (printed 2021)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, silver gelatin photograph on paper

Purchased with funds provided by Tim Bednall 2021

Study for portrait of Les Murray
Study for portrait of Les Murray
Study for portrait of Les Murray

Study for portrait of Les Murray, 1995

David Naseby
Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Naseby 2001

Lord Florey
Lord Florey
Lord Florey

Lord Florey, n.d.

Louis Kahan
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

George Milpurrurru
George Milpurrurru
George Milpurrurru

George Milpurrurru, 1986

Martin van der Wal
Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Florence Austral
Florence Austral
Florence Austral

Florence Austral, c. 1930

Howard Barron
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the University of Newcastle (Australia) 2007

Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd, 1962

Axel Poignant
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Bruny d'Entrecasteaux
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux
Bruny d'Entrecasteaux

Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, 1837

Antoine Maurin
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779

Wedgwood and Bentley
Portrait, white on blue Jasper Ware in oval shaped wood and gilt frame

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Robert Oatley AO 2007

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

A Goldfields Member

Showing character

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2016

Joanna Gilmour on Tom Durkin playing with Melbourne's manhood.

Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce, 2000 (printed 2004)

Karin Catt
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

William St Leonards Robertson
William St Leonards Robertson
William St Leonards Robertson

William St Leonards Robertson, c. 1865

an unknown artist
Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Fiona Turner (née Robertson) and John Robertson 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Noni Hazlehurst
Noni Hazlehurst
Noni Hazlehurst

Noni Hazlehurst, 1977 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper
Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper
Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper

Portrait of Augustus Leopold Küper, 1823

Johann Paul Georg Fischer
Portrait, watercolour over pencil on artist board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons)

Who's that?

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond discusses the iconic picture of two Rugby League players which became known as 'The Gladiators'.

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.

Tim Fairfax
Tim Fairfax
Tim Fairfax

Tim Fairfax, 2018

Russell Shakespeare
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by The Calvert-Jones Foundation 2018

Sir Frank Packer KBE

Judy Cassab

The artist's diary
Previous exhibition, 2013

The artist's diary profiles six decades of Cassab's work, from the early portrait commissions of the 1950s to later paintings that have helped confirm her eminent place in the canon of Australian portraiture.

Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy
Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy
Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy

Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy, 2010

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2012

George Gregan
George Gregan
George Gregan

George Gregan, 1999 (printed 2001)

Peter Brew-Bevan
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize
Current exhibition

The 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.

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat
Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat

Leigh Bowery in Fur Coat, c. 1983 (printed 2005)

David Gwinnutt
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Sir William Deane 2008
Sir William Deane 2008
Sir William Deane 2008

Sir William Deane 2008, 2008

Merilyn Fairskye
Portrait, single channel moving image, colour, sound, 2 minutes, 47 seconds

Purchased 2011

Kenneth Gillespie
Kenneth Gillespie
Kenneth Gillespie

Kenneth Gillespie, 2005

Dean Beletich
Portrait, silver gelatin photograph, selenium toned on paper

Purchased 2015

Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters

Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008

Gary Grealy
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson, c. 1866

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Study for Aunty Mary King, 2010 by Mathew Lynn

The animating signature

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2019

Joanna Gilmore delights in the affecting drawings of Mathew Lynn.

Dr Peter Farrell

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.

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 by Gary Grealy

Gary Grealy wins National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

31 March 2017
Archived media releases 2017

After months of anticipation, the winner for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been announced with renowned Sydney portrait photographer Gary Grealy taking out the award. George Fetting, guest judge for the 2017 Prize, was entranced with the evocative nature of the winning portrait Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay.

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Two gentlemen celebrating a birthday (Frank Watters and Geoffrey Legge), 1974

Bob Jenyns
Portrait, painted wood, denim, wool, plastic, 10 candles

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Frank Watters OAM 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen

Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000

Wes Walters
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marc Besen AO and Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2000

Barton and Watson
Barton and Watson
Barton and Watson

Barton and Watson, 1902

G. H. Dancey
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Steve Irwin

Crikey!

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

Robin Sellick captured a rare moment of quietude from the late conservation star Steve Irwin.

Roy de Mastre, c. 1930

An Intimate Portrait of an Australian Artist in 1930

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2003

Lauren Dalla examines the life of Australian painter Roy de Maistre and his portrait by Jean Shepeard.

Leigh Bowery
Leigh Bowery
Leigh Bowery

Leigh Bowery, 1984

Robyn Beeche
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of Claudia Hyles, Dr Christiane Lawin-Bruessel, Gwenda Matthews, Gael Newton, Anne O'Hehir, Susan Smith and Dominic Thomas in memory of our friend, Robyn Beeche 2016

Paul Grabowsky

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 TERROIR, 2009 by Brett Boardman

TERROIR

General content

TERROIR directors Gerard Reinmuth, Scott Balmforth and Richard Blythe believe that the practice of architecture is the production of knowledge.

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.

Gloria Petyarre
Gloria Petyarre
Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre, 2005

R. Ian Lloyd
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

David Malouf

2012-13 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

The Circle of Friends Acquisition Fund for 2012 was dedicated to purchasing a portrait of David Malouf by Rick Amor.

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark

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.

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.

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

31 August 2015
Archived media releases 2015

The Chairman, Board, Director and all the Staff of the National Portrait Gallery mourn the loss of our Founding Patron, who died peacefully in Melbourne this morning. He was 94.

Marilyn, Marlene and Kelvin Kong
Marilyn, Marlene and Kelvin Kong
Marilyn, Marlene and Kelvin Kong

Marilyn, Marlene and Kelvin Kong, c. 2000

Penny Tweedie
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2004

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Donors

$10,000 - $49,999
Honour board
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

Creatures of Leisure series (David 'Bird' Twohill)

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.

Joan Kirner
Joan Kirner
Joan Kirner

Joan Kirner, c. 1990

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

George Judah Cohen
George Judah Cohen
George Judah Cohen

George Judah Cohen, 1925

George Lambert
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the National Australia Bank 2002

Parking

Parking

Plan your visit

Parking is available in our underground carpark every day of the week. Fees apply.

Geoff Cousins
Geoff Cousins
Geoff Cousins

Geoff Cousins, 2017

David Naseby
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Geoff Cousins AM 2007

Sir Edward Holden
Sir Edward Holden
Sir Edward Holden

Sir Edward Holden, 1945

Leslie Bowles
Portrait, cast bronze on granite base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of John J Holden 2005

Mary Tindale
Mary Tindale
Mary Tindale

Mary Tindale, 1841

Maurice Felton
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977
Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977
Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977, 2020

Raelene Sharp
Portrait, oil on linen

Commissioned with funds provided by Nigel Satterley AM and Denise Satterley 2020

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Mr Robert Oatley AO

Biography

Robert Oatley AO (1928–2016), businessman, was one of Australia’s most successful wine industry figures.

Fred Hilmer

Fred Hilmer, 2018

by Evert Ploeg
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Dr Helen Nugent AO 2018

Roi de Mestre (Roy de Maistre)
Roi de Mestre (Roy de Maistre)
Roi de Mestre (Roy de Maistre)

Roi de Mestre (Roy de Maistre), c. 1930

Jean Shepeard
Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton
Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton
Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton, 2016

Evert Ploeg
Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with the assistance of funds provided by Janet Whiting AM, Philip Lukies and Antonia Syme 2016

Leo Schofield

Exhibition opening speech

General content

Leo Schofield introduces the exhibition, Masters of fare: chefs, winemakers, providores.

The sisters, 1904

Beguiling impressions

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2012

Sarah Engledow is seduced by the portraits and the connections between the artists and their subjects in the exhibition Impressions: Painting light and life.

Alexander 'Jock' Sturrock

A magnificent rivalry

Australia's America's Cup challengers
General content

Alexander (Jock) Sturrock and Alan Bond

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939

Albert Tucker
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 1999. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Portrait of Robert Klippel
Portrait of Robert Klippel
Portrait of Robert Klippel

Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980

Yvonne Audette AM
Portrait, oil on composition board

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

Francis Russell Nixon
Francis Russell Nixon
Francis Russell Nixon

Francis Russell Nixon, c. 1845-1855

George Richmond
Portrait, copperplate engraving on buff paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Sidney Nolan, Western Australia
Sidney Nolan, Western Australia
Sidney Nolan, Western Australia

Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (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.

Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian
Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian
Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian

Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian, c. 1866

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks
Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks
Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks

Clara Crosbie, aged 12 years, now on exhibition at the Australian Waxworks, c. 1885

Carrington Photo Galleries
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John McPhee 2018

Bern Emmerichs video: 4 minutes

Bern Emmerichs

Contributing artists

Born: 1961, Melbourne
Works: Melbourne

Dr Fiona Wood AM

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.

Nicole Kidman

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.

Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis
Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis
Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis

Portrait of Professors Margaret Gardner and Glyn Davis, 2017

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Jim and Barbara Higgins, Sir Roderick Carnegie AC, Rupert Myer AO and Annabel Myer, Louise and Martyn Myer Foundation, Peter and Ruth McMullin, Diana Carlton, Professor Derek Denton AC, Harold Mitchell AC, Peter Jopling AM QC, Andrew and Liz Mackenzie, Patricia Patten, Tamie Fraser AO, Bruce Parncutt and Robin Campbell, Lauraine Diggins, Steven Skala AO and Lousje Skala 2017

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Supporters

$5,000 - $9,999
Honour board
Michael Leunig
Michael Leunig
Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig, 2004

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Portrait of David Dridan
Portrait of David Dridan
Portrait of David Dridan

Portrait of David Dridan, 1992

Brian Dunlop
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Dridan OAM 2017

Drawing Australia

Drawing power

Magazine article by Eileen Adams, 2006

The National Portrait Gallery joins the Big Draw, a program dedicated to promoting drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.

Untitled#15 (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999)

Oz Elsewhere

Get me outta here
General content

While the blues-inspired hard guitar riffs of Australian pub rock were shaping tastes, a number of artists were developing music primed for success on the international stage.

Copeman, gardener, Great Yarmouth by John Dempsey

Calling all family history buffs

3 July 2017
Archived media releases 2017

The National Portrait Gallery is calling on family history enthusiasts and amateur historians to tell it more about the people in its new show, Dempsey’s People: A folio of British street portraits from 1824-1844.

Trukanini
Trukanini
Trukanini

Trukanini, 1866 (printed 1890s)

Charles Woolley
Portrait, glass plate negative

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Allanah Dopson & Nicholas Heyward 2009

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.

The National Portrait Gallery

In the galleries

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

Christopher Chapman highlights the inaugural hang of the new National Portrait Gallery building which opened in December 2008.

Eric Bana
Eric Bana
Eric Bana

Eric Bana, 2006 (printed 2012)

Andrew Maccoll
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2012

Self portrait, 1786 by John Kay

Alternative virtue

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

Joanna Gilmour presents John Kay’s portraits of a more infamous side of Edinburgh.