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Michael Desmond

Biography

Michael Desmond worked at the National Portrait Gallery first as Senior Curator from 2006 to 2011 then as Deputy Director until 2012.

The Gladiators (Norm Provan and Arthur Summons), 1963 (printed 1970s) John O'Gready

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'.

Study for self-portrait, 1963

Inside outside

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

Michael Desmond explores the portraiture of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

In the Lounge, 2006 by North Sullivan

Seduce, Amuse, Entertain NPPP 2007 exhibition essay

General content

Michael Desmond, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2007 Prize.

The hunting lodge, 2007

Seduce Amuse Entertain

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond profiles a handful of the entrants in first National Photographic Portrait Prize and notes emerging themes and categories.

Lauren in Red, 2003

Is the truth of portraiture vested exclusively in likeness?

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

Curator Michael Desmond introduces the exhibition Truth and Likeness, an investigation of the importance of likeness to portraiture.

Facing Australia, Composite portrait: Facing St Lucia, 2003

Conflicting images

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2008

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

Vanity Fair, April, 2004

International issue

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond looks at the history of the Vanity Fair magazine in conjunction with the exhibition Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008

Aung San Suu, 2009 by Shepard Fairey

OBEY Shepard Fairey Posters

Previous exhibition, 2009

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

Damon, singer, 2000 by Julian Opie

Movement is my radar

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2015

Michael Desmond charts the path of portraiture, arriving at Julian Opie’s digital realm.

Staffordshire bull terrier belonging to the Rev. John Gower, 1851

Essential portraiture

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond in conversation with University of Houston professor of philosophy Cynthia Freeland.

Lucy, 2001

Technical terminology

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

Michael Desmond introduces some of the ideas behind the exhibition Present Tense: An imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital age.

Lucy, 2001

Present Tense An Imagined Grammar of Portraiture in the Digital Age

Previous exhibition, 2010

Technology has been a major influence on art since the invention of the camera, particularly in the field of portraiture.

Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

Photography is the most pervasive and popular medium for portraiture and makes a natural fit with the Gallery, being a natural extension of the Gallery's longstanding commitment to photography as a contemporary portrait medium.

Dr Peter Farrell, 2001 Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Giving and getting

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

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

Elizabeth (Murray) 2000

Extremely generous and incredibly close

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

Michael Desmond examines the daguerreotype portraits created by American artist Chuck Close.

Guns and roses, 2006

Obey

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond investigates the street art of Shepard Fairey, who was catapulted to fame during the 2008 presidential election with his resonant image of Barack Obama.

Martin Schoeller 2008

The God-shaped hole

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

Exploring the photographs of Martin Schoeller, Michael Desmond delves into the uneasy pact that exists between celebrity and the camera.

Daniel Whitechurch and Laura McKellar, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, 2009 by Nikki Toole

Skater Portraits by Nikki Toole

Previous exhibition, 2012

Nikki Toole has travelled the world to photograph skateboarders.

Portrait of Truganini, daughter of the Chief of Bruny Island, Van Diemens Land, c. 1835

Black and white history

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

English artist Benjamin Duterrau took up the cause of the Indigenous peoples of Tasmania with his detailed and sympathetic renderings.

Potters' Portrait Pot, 2009 Hermannsburg Potters

Of human clay

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

The first collaborative commission has arrived. It's a self portrait, it's ceramic and it's from Hermannsburg.

Frame from Self portrait, 2008

I walk the line

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

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

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.

Alexander Pearce
executed for murder
July 19th 1824

Public hanging

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2008

As a convict Thomas Bock was required to sketch executed murders for science; as a free man, fashionable society portraits.

Self Portrait with fruit, 2004

Tender tragedies

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

George Foxhill's self portraits were the subject of a small focus display at the National Portrait Gallery in 2006.

Neil Murray, 2008 Peter Hudson

True fella

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond profiles the Australian songwriter and performer Neil Murray and his contribution to Australian music.

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton

Where the wild things are

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond explores the complex portrait of Dr Bob Brown by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

Edward Paine Butler, c. 1845 Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Poison pen

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2010

Michael Desmond examines the career of the eighteenth-century suspected poisoner and portrait artist Thomas Griffiths Wainewright.

Nicole Kidman, New York, 2003 Irving Penn

Penn on paper

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond discusses Irving Penn's photographic portrait of Nicole Kidman.

Irina Baronova (handing on the baton), 2007 Jenny Sages

Handing on the baton

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond explores the life of ballerina Irina Baranova through the portrait by Australian artist Jenny Sages.

Senator Bonner, 1990 Robert Campbell Jnr

Black tie or wombat: How formal should I go?

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2008

Michael Desmond discusses the portrait of Senator Neville Bonner by Robert Campbell Jnr.

Blue Mountain, Owner, Trainer, Jockey, James Scobie, 1887 Frederick Woodhouse

Sure thing

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Blue Mountain, Owner, Trainer, Jockey, James Scobie 1887 by Frederick Woodhouse Snr. is a portrait of James Scobie, well known jockey and eminent horse trainer.

Frank Fenner AC CMG MBE, 2007 Jude Rae

The highest honour

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Bringing eminent scientist Frank Fenner and artist Jude Rae together for the National Portrait Gallery commission was like matchmaking.

The last of England 1855

Pre-Raphaelite Profile

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

In 2006 the National Portrait Gallery acquired a splendid portrait of Victoria's first governor, Lieutenant Governor Charles Joseph La Trobe by Thomas Woolner.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2006

The painter and the princess

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

Michael Desmond interviews Ralph Heimans about his portrait of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Bee Miles, 1976 Roderick Shaw

Good, bad and the ugly

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond explores what makes a portrait subject significant.

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Painting mates

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

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

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

Therese Desmond, 1919-20 James Burnside

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Madeleine Howell 2013

The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878) an unknown artist
The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878) an unknown artist
The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878) an unknown artist

The Bushranger Tragedy (from The Australasian Sketcher, 23 November 1878), 1878 an unknown artist

Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Self portrait, 1981 Michael Shannon
Self portrait, 1981 Michael Shannon
Self portrait, 1981 Michael Shannon

Self portrait, 1981 Michael Shannon

Portrait, pastel on paper

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

One hundred days at 7pm 2015 by Fiona McMonagle

Self-effacing

Magazine article by Michael Wardell, 2016

Michael Wardell samples the fare in the University of Queensland National Self-portrait Prize.

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.

Homework, 2014
 Michael Zavros

Observation point

Magazine article by Michael Zavros, 2017

Michael Zavros on when a portrait is not really a portrait.

Michael Wardell – Country of birth: Ireland 2014 by Jacques van der Merwe

Look who's coming to dinner

Magazine article by Michael Wardell, 2016

Michael Wardell’s personal insight into Jacques van der Merwe’s New Arrivals.

ORA - Homesickness Project 2015 by Chrys Zantis

Food for thought

Magazine article by Michael Wardell, 2016

Michael Wardell on Chrys Zantis’ Ora.

Michael Leunig video: 6 minutes 27 seconds

Michael Leunig 'Drawing the human spirit'

Portrait story
Philosopher, cartoonist and national treasure, Michael Leunig discusses his art.
 
Michael Klim, 1999 Anderson & Low
Michael Klim, 1999 Anderson & Low
Michael Klim, 1999 Anderson & Low

Michael Klim, 1999 Anderson & Low

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000 with the assistance of staff of Old Parliament House and the National Portrait Gallery, in memory of Matthew Guy Hinder (1967-1999)

Dr Ray Marginson AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Dr Ray Marginson AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Dr Ray Marginson AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Dr Ray Marginson AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Beauty and strength Portraits by Michael Riley

Previous exhibition, 2014

Influential Indigenous Australian artist Michael Riley (1960 - 2004) created these portrait photographs between 1984 and 1990 - they stand as an intricately connected group portrait of the vibrant urban-based Indigenous arts community in Sydney's inner-west at a formative moment.

Interview with Harry Borden video: 2 minutes

Michael Hutchence by Harry Borden

Portrait story

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

Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Dorothy, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Darrell, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Telphia, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Delores, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Kristina, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Avril and Miya, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Maria, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Michael Hutchence, 1997 Polly Borland
Michael Hutchence, 1997 Polly Borland
Michael Hutchence, 1997 Polly Borland

Michael Hutchence, 1997 Polly Borland

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Michael Chaney, 2005 Ingvar Kenne
Michael Chaney, 2005 Ingvar Kenne
Michael Chaney, 2005 Ingvar Kenne

Michael Chaney, 2005 Ingvar Kenne

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Michael Kelly, 1998 Rick Amor
Michael Kelly, 1998 Rick Amor
Michael Kelly, 1998 Rick Amor

Michael Kelly, 1998 Rick Amor

Portrait, softground etching on paper

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

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman
Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman
Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Michael Hutchence, 1997 Harry Borden
Michael Hutchence, 1997 Harry Borden
Michael Hutchence, 1997 Harry Borden

Michael Hutchence, 1997 Harry Borden

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Michael Snape, 1991 Greg Weight
Michael Snape, 1991 Greg Weight
Michael Snape, 1991 Greg Weight

Michael Snape, 1991 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Michael O'Loughlin, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Michael O'Loughlin, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Michael O'Loughlin, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Michael O'Loughlin, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

Michael Johnson, 1988 Greg Weight
Michael Johnson, 1988 Greg Weight
Michael Johnson, 1988 Greg Weight

Michael Johnson, 1988 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Michael Milton, 2012 Dave Tacon
Michael Milton, 2012 Dave Tacon
Michael Milton, 2012 Dave Tacon

Michael Milton, 2012 Dave Tacon

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson
Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson
Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson

Michael with beetroot sprouting, 2008 Janet Dawson

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

George Michael Prendergast, 1926 Tom Glover
George Michael Prendergast, 1926 Tom Glover
George Michael Prendergast, 1926 Tom Glover

George Michael Prendergast, 1926 Tom Glover

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Summer 1986 Janet Dawson
Summer 1986 Janet Dawson
Summer 1986 Janet Dawson

Summer 1986, 1986 Janet Dawson

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000, part gift of Michael Boddy

Geoffrey Parsons, 1972 Michael Shannon
Geoffrey Parsons, 1972 Michael Shannon
Geoffrey Parsons, 1972 Michael Shannon

Geoffrey Parsons, 1972 Michael Shannon

Portrait, pastel on paper

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

Ellis Stones, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Ellis Stones, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Ellis Stones, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Ellis Stones, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Tracey, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Sophisticated and glamorous

Magazine article by Amanda Rowell, 2015

Michael Riley’s early portraits by Amanda Rowell.

Michael Leunig, 2004 Jacqueline Mitelman

The Philosophy of Teapots and Ducks

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

Cartoonist Michael Leunig's insights into the human condition and current affairs have become famous Australia-wide.

Sir Bernard Heinze AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Sir Bernard Heinze AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Sir Bernard Heinze AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Sir Bernard Heinze AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Quentin Bryce, 2016 Michael Zavros
Quentin Bryce, 2016 Michael Zavros
Quentin Bryce, 2016 Michael Zavros

Quentin Bryce, 2016 Michael Zavros

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2016

Portrait of Alex Dimitriades, 2005 Michael Zavros
Portrait of Alex Dimitriades, 2005 Michael Zavros
Portrait of Alex Dimitriades, 2005 Michael Zavros

Portrait of Alex Dimitriades, 2005 Michael Zavros

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Radical Restraint  
Justice Michael Kirby, 1998 Ralph Heimans
Radical Restraint  
Justice Michael Kirby, 1998 Ralph Heimans
Radical Restraint  
Justice Michael Kirby, 1998 Ralph Heimans

Radical Restraint
Justice Michael Kirby, 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Linda and Binni, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1984 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Archbishop Michael Kelly, c.1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch
Archbishop Michael Kelly, c.1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch
Archbishop Michael Kelly, c.1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch

Archbishop Michael Kelly, c.1924 (cast 2010) Arthur Murch

Portrait, cast bronze on black granite plinth

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil, watercolour and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil, watercolour, gouache and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil, watercolour and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil and crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil and crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil and crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil, watercolour, gouache and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil and crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby", 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil and crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

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Study "Radical Restraint: A Portrait of Michael Kirby" recto 'Head Study' and verso 'Hand Study', 1998 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, pencil and crayon on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Quentin Bryce video: 4 minutes 47 seconds

Quentin Bryce 'To change the world'

Portrait story

Australia's 25th Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, discusses her childhood, career paths and her portrait by Michael Zavros.

Professor Carrick Chambers AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Professor Carrick Chambers AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Professor Carrick Chambers AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Professor Carrick Chambers AM, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Sir Kenneth Myer DSC AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Sir Kenneth Myer DSC AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros
Sir Kenneth Myer DSC AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Sir Kenneth Myer DSC AC, 1985 Michael Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Portrait of David Gonski AC, 2012 Paul Newton
Portrait of David Gonski AC, 2012 Paul Newton
Portrait of David Gonski AC, 2012 Paul Newton

Portrait of David Gonski AC, 2012 Paul Newton

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2013
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover
Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover
Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover

Sir John 'Bawra' Higgins, 1922 Tom Glover

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Interview with Michael Kirby and Ralph Heimans video: 5 minutes

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG 'Radical Restraint'

Portrait story

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG interviews the artist who painted his portrait, Ralph Heimans.

Janet Dawson, 2016 by Mark Mohell

Janet Dawson

Explore The Popular Pet Show

When soulmates Janet Dawson and Michael Boddy moved from Sydney to a property, Boddy was clear about why: ‘Our marriage is one long conversation - we moved to the bush so we could talk to each other without so many interruptions.’

The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson, 1981 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson, 1981 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson, 1981 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes

The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson, 1981 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Michael Riley's portraits video: 4 mins

Michael Riley's portraits

Portrait story

Linda Burney, Brenda Croft and Darrell Sibosado share memories of Michael Riley and his photographic practice.

Radical Restraint  
Justice Michael Kirby, 1998 Ralph Heimans

Judicial portraits

Magazine article by Leslie Moran, 2007

Leslie Moran investigates the portraits of judges in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

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

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

Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Joe and Brenda, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Charles and Adam, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Michael Leunig, 1995 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig
Michael Leunig, 1995 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig
Michael Leunig, 1995 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig

Michael Leunig, 1995 (printed 2013) Helga Leunig

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Helga Leunig 2013

Recruit (Self Portrait in the image of my son), 2012 by Michael Peck

Michael Peck

More about In the flesh artists

Born in Melbourne in 1977, Michael Peck has a Bachelor of Fine Art (honours) (Painting) from Monash University. He has exhibited as a solo artist since 1998, when he won the National Gallery of Victoria’s Trustees Award.

Michael Kimmelman

Magazine article by Pamela Gray, 2002

Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art Critic of The New York Times and author of Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere, presented the National Portrait Gallery Third Anniversary Lecture on 2 March 2002. He was generously brought to Australia by the Gordon Darling Foundation and Qantas.

Errol Flynn, 1938 (printed 2008) George Hurrell
Errol Flynn, 1938 (printed 2008) George Hurrell
Errol Flynn, 1938 (printed 2008) George Hurrell

Errol Flynn, 1938 (printed 2008) George Hurrell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Michael Desmond 2012
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Self Portrait with fruit, 2004

George Foxhill Self Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2006

Foxhill's portraits are more concerned with describing an emotional and psychological state than the surface topography of the human face.

"The determined" Self_portrait, 2002 George Foxhill
"The determined" Self_portrait, 2002 George Foxhill
"The determined" Self_portrait, 2002 George Foxhill

"The determined" Self_portrait, 2002 George Foxhill

Portrait, oil and resin on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2007

Summer 1986 Janet Dawson

Janet Dawson’s painting of Michael Boddy gives paws for thought The Australian, 26 November 2016

General content

Bronwyn Watson writes about Summer 1986 for the Popular Pet Show.

Portrait 47 Spring/Summer 2014

Magazine

This issue features Michael Riley, TextaQueen, Thea Proctor, Jean Appleton, In the flesh, digital identity and more.

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.

Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks

In the flesh

Previous exhibition, 2014

In the flesh is an enthralling and immersive experience of contemporary art that confronts the concept of humanness and the experiences of consciousness and emotion. Featuring ten Australian artists including Jan Nelson, Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Michael Peck, the exhibition explores themes of intimacy, empathy, transience, transition, vulnerability, alienation, restlessness, reflection, mortality and acceptance.

The Reorientalist, 2013 by Juan Ford

Reflection

More about In the flesh

A coincidence of intense self-reflection and the motif of the play-weapon occurs in the work of Melbourne artists Juan Ford and Michael Peck.

The Delltones, 1964 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
The Delltones, 1964 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
The Delltones, 1964 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

The Delltones, 1964 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2019

Little Pattie, 1966 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Little Pattie, 1966 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Little Pattie, 1966 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Little Pattie, 1966 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2019

Portrait 17 September - November 2005

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features conservationists Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis, Michael Leunig, legendary photographer Cecil Beaton and more.

Darby McCarthy, c. 1969 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Darby McCarthy, c. 1969 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Darby McCarthy, c. 1969 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Darby McCarthy, c. 1969 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2019

Portrait 44 Summer 2012/2013

Magazine

This issue features The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee portrait, Nicholas Harding, Ingvar Kenne, Laura Moore, Michael Rosen and more.

Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan
Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Arthur Beetson, 1968 (printed 2019) Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2019

Professor Allan Snyder, 2000 David Moore
Professor Allan Snyder, 2000 David Moore
Professor Allan Snyder, 2000 David Moore

Professor Allan Snyder, 2000 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Walking in tall grass, Lucy, 2010 by Jan Nelson

More about In the flesh artists

General content

The exhibition features work from Jan Nelson, Natasha Bieniek, Patricia Piccinini, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Ron Mueck, Yanni Floros, Sam Jinks, Michael Peck and Robin Eley.

Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Janet Dawson, Paddington, Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Sugarcane cutter, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sugarcane cutter, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sugarcane cutter, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Sugarcane cutter, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Tim Riley, Santa Teresa Mission, near Alice Springs, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Tim Riley, Santa Teresa Mission, near Alice Springs, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Tim Riley, Santa Teresa Mission, near Alice Springs, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Tim Riley, Santa Teresa Mission, near Alice Springs, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore
Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore
Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore

Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Toby Wilson, Murwillumbah, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Toby Wilson, Murwillumbah, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Toby Wilson, Murwillumbah, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Toby Wilson, Murwillumbah, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Rolling Stones fans, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Rolling Stones fans, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Rolling Stones fans, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Rolling Stones fans, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Rudy Komon and Leonard French, Beaumaris, Melbourne, 1967 (printed 2000) David Moore
Rudy Komon and Leonard French, Beaumaris, Melbourne, 1967 (printed 2000) David Moore
Rudy Komon and Leonard French, Beaumaris, Melbourne, 1967 (printed 2000) David Moore

Rudy Komon and Leonard French, Beaumaris, Melbourne, 1967 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bar, Betoota races, Queensland, 1961 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bar, Betoota races, Queensland, 1961 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bar, Betoota races, Queensland, 1961 (printed 2000) David Moore

Bar, Betoota races, Queensland, 1961 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Laurie Chow, engineer, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Laurie Chow, engineer, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Laurie Chow, engineer, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Laurie Chow, engineer, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore

John Braine, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mick Scully, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Scully, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Scully, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Mick Scully, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Joshua Smith, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore
Joshua Smith, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore
Joshua Smith, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore

Joshua Smith, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Hal Porter, Port Fairy, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Hal Porter, Port Fairy, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Hal Porter, Port Fairy, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Hal Porter, Port Fairy, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Anthony Eden, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Anthony Eden, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Anthony Eden, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Anthony Eden, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nuns at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
Nuns at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
Nuns at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore

Nuns at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Philip Noyce on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
Philip Noyce on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
Philip Noyce on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

Philip Noyce on the set of 'Heatwave', Sydney, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Matthew Moore with pergola shadows, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1978 (printed 2000) David Moore
Matthew Moore with pergola shadows, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1978 (printed 2000) David Moore
Matthew Moore with pergola shadows, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1978 (printed 2000) David Moore

Matthew Moore with pergola shadows, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1978 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Migrants arriving in Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Migrants arriving in Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
Migrants arriving in Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Migrants arriving in Sydney, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Chelsea Flower Show, London, c. 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chelsea Flower Show, London, c. 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chelsea Flower Show, London, c. 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Chelsea Flower Show, London, c. 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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

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

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs

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

Sydney pedestrian, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sydney pedestrian, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sydney pedestrian, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Sydney pedestrian, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Georgi Malenkov, Russian Embassy, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Georgi Malenkov, Russian Embassy, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Georgi Malenkov, Russian Embassy, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Georgi Malenkov, Russian Embassy, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Priest at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
Priest at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore
Priest at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore

Priest at Lourdes Centenary, France, 1958 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Dean Dixon, Chatswood, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Dean Dixon, Chatswood, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Dean Dixon, Chatswood, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Dean Dixon, Chatswood, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bar Billiards, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bar Billiards, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bar Billiards, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Bar Billiards, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Kofeinu Matavesi, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1994 (printed 2000) David Moore
Kofeinu Matavesi, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1994 (printed 2000) David Moore
Kofeinu Matavesi, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1994 (printed 2000) David Moore

Kofeinu Matavesi, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1994 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bruce Dawe, Melbourne, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bruce Dawe, Melbourne, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bruce Dawe, Melbourne, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Bruce Dawe, Melbourne, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, c. 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore
Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, c. 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore
Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, c. 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore

Henry Moore, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, c. 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

André Kertész, New York, USA, 1975 (printed 2000) David Moore
André Kertész, New York, USA, 1975 (printed 2000) David Moore
André Kertész, New York, USA, 1975 (printed 2000) David Moore

André Kertész, New York, USA, 1975 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Baseball fans, Yankee Stadium, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Baseball fans, Yankee Stadium, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Baseball fans, Yankee Stadium, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Baseball fans, Yankee Stadium, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Cray fishermen, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Cray fishermen, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Cray fishermen, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Cray fishermen, Lancelin, Western Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Lord Goddard, White City Stadium, London, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Henry Figueira, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

John Foster Dulles, Washington, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Len Howard, Surrey, 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Len Howard, Surrey, 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Len Howard, Surrey, 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Len Howard, Surrey, 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Averell Harriman, New York State, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Averell Harriman, New York State, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Averell Harriman, New York State, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Averell Harriman, New York State, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Dublin Horse Show spectators, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Dublin Horse Show spectators, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Dublin Horse Show spectators, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Dublin Horse Show spectators, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Mick Jagger, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Pitjantjatjara schoolboy, Ernabella, South Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Pitjantjatjara schoolboy, Ernabella, South Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Pitjantjatjara schoolboy, Ernabella, South Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Pitjantjatjara schoolboy, Ernabella, South Australia, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Chris Chataway, White City Stadium, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Ivan Carapina, Glebe Island Bridge, Sydney, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Colin McCahon, Auckland, New Zealand, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Colin McCahon, Auckland, New Zealand, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Colin McCahon, Auckland, New Zealand, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Colin McCahon, Auckland, New Zealand, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mary McCarthy, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mary McCarthy, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Mary McCarthy, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Mary McCarthy, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Aboriginal couple, Finniss Springs Mission, South Australia, 1959 (printed 2000) David Moore
Aboriginal couple, Finniss Springs Mission, South Australia, 1959 (printed 2000) David Moore
Aboriginal couple, Finniss Springs Mission, South Australia, 1959 (printed 2000) David Moore

Aboriginal couple, Finniss Springs Mission, South Australia, 1959 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore
Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Nelson Mandela, Sydney, 2000 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Les Blakebrough, Mittagong, New South Wales, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore
Les Blakebrough, Mittagong, New South Wales, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore
Les Blakebrough, Mittagong, New South Wales, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore

Les Blakebrough, Mittagong, New South Wales, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Russian oarsmen at Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russian oarsmen at Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russian oarsmen at Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore

Russian oarsmen at Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, 1955 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Michael Klim, 1999 Anderson & Low

The Athlete An exhibition of sporting photographs by Anderson & Low

Previous exhibition, 2000
The Athlete explores the sporting life well beyond the superficial image of the human physique
Layne Beachley, 2008 Petrina Hicks

Everybody's heard about the bird

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Two professionals; Australian surfer Layne Beachley and photographer Petrina Hicks, combine their strengths to achieve a remarkable portrait.

Interview with Chrissy Amphlett video: 2 minutes

Chrissy Amphlett 'I was never submissive'

Portrait story

An interview with the iconic Australian rocker Chrissy Amphlett.

Pat and Richard Larter, Luddenham, 1970s

Pin-ups

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008

Christopher Chapman describes the art and life of Australian artist Richard Larter.

Sir David (Albert Cherbury) Rivett KCMG FRS, 1985 Andor Meszaros
Sir David (Albert Cherbury) Rivett KCMG FRS, 1985 Andor Meszaros
Sir David (Albert Cherbury) Rivett KCMG FRS, 1985 Andor Meszaros

Sir David (Albert Cherbury) Rivett KCMG FRS, 1985 Andor Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Portrait 54 Spring 2016

Magazine

Explore an Indian treasure trove, photography by Robert McFarlane and Nan Goldin, Michael Taylor's expressionist paintings, the Great War portraits, and more!

Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks

In the Flesh 15 October 2014

Archived media releases 2014

Press releases and image downloads for media.

Self Portrait (Textanude) by Arlene TextaQueen

Animated Self Portraits Online

Previous exhibition, 2008

Animated is the National Portrait Gallery's first online exhibition.

Portrait 56 Autumn 2017

Magazine

Browse the history of the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Cayce Zavaglia's embroidered portraiture, and modern wedding photography!

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

Fred Williams, 1969 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Naseby 2001

Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Study for portrait of Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Portrait, charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of David Naseby 2001

Russell Drysdale, Woollahra, Sydney, 1964 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russell Drysdale, Woollahra, Sydney, 1964 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russell Drysdale, Woollahra, Sydney, 1964 (printed 2000) David Moore

Russell Drysdale, Woollahra, Sydney, 1964 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Dawn Fraser, 1998 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan
Dawn Fraser, 1998 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan
Dawn Fraser, 1998 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan

Dawn Fraser, 1998 (printed 2001) Peter Brew-Bevan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Russell Drysdale, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russell Drysdale, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russell Drysdale, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Russell Drysdale, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Gordon Andrews, Lovett Bay, Sydney, 1987 (printed 2000) David Moore
Gordon Andrews, Lovett Bay, Sydney, 1987 (printed 2000) David Moore
Gordon Andrews, Lovett Bay, Sydney, 1987 (printed 2000) David Moore

Gordon Andrews, Lovett Bay, Sydney, 1987 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Peter Sculthorpe, c. 1969 David Moore
Peter Sculthorpe, c. 1969 David Moore
Peter Sculthorpe, c. 1969 David Moore

Peter Sculthorpe, c. 1969 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Lloyd Rees at 90, Northwood, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore
Lloyd Rees at 90, Northwood, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore
Lloyd Rees at 90, Northwood, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore

Lloyd Rees at 90, Northwood, Sydney, 1985 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Robert Klippel, 1979 David Moore
Robert Klippel, 1979 David Moore
Robert Klippel, 1979 David Moore

Robert Klippel, 1979 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Robert Klippel, Birchgrove, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Robert Klippel, Birchgrove, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Robert Klippel, Birchgrove, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Robert Klippel, Birchgrove, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

The Sculling Match at Sydney for the Championship of the World [Edward Trickett] (from the Australasian Sketcher, 4 August 1877) an unknown artist
The Sculling Match at Sydney for the Championship of the World [Edward Trickett] (from the Australasian Sketcher, 4 August 1877) an unknown artist
The Sculling Match at Sydney for the Championship of the World [Edward Trickett] (from the Australasian Sketcher, 4 August 1877) an unknown artist

The Sculling Match at Sydney for the Championship of the World [Edward Trickett] (from the Australasian Sketcher, 4 August 1877), 1877 an unknown artist

Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

Favourite books of our Friends

Circle of Friends

A list of books our Friends nominated as their favourite

Sir Robert Menzies, 1985 Andor Meszaros
Sir Robert Menzies, 1985 Andor Meszaros
Sir Robert Menzies, 1985 Andor Meszaros

Sir Robert Menzies, 1985 Andor Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Y-erran-gou-la-ga, 1807 Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger
Y-erran-gou-la-ga, 1807 Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger
Y-erran-gou-la-ga, 1807 Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger

Y-erran-gou-la-ga, 1807 Nicolas-Martin Petit after Barthélemy Roger

Portrait, engraving, hand-coloured on paper

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

William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000) David Moore
William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000) David Moore
William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000) David Moore

William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Beach painting, 1966 by Michael Taylor

Living landscape

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2016

Gillian Raymond ponders landscapes as self-portraiture in Michael Taylor’s intimate expressionism.

Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore
Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore
Yvonne Audette, Vaucluse, Sydney, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore

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 by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Robert Menzies, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Robert Menzies, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Robert Menzies, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Robert Menzies, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Marea Gazzard, Paddington, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Marea Gazzard, Paddington, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Marea Gazzard, Paddington, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Marea Gazzard, Paddington, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore
President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt at Canberra Airport, 1966 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Arthur Boyd, Bundanon, New South Wales, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Arthur Boyd, Bundanon, New South Wales, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore
Arthur Boyd, Bundanon, New South Wales, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Arthur Boyd, Bundanon, New South Wales, 1995 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Robert Helpmann, 1969 David Moore
Robert Helpmann, 1969 David Moore
Robert Helpmann, 1969 David Moore

Robert Helpmann, 1969 David Moore

Portrait, montage of gelatin silver photographs on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland

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.

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Patrick White, Castle Hill, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Patrick White, Castle Hill, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Patrick White, Castle Hill, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Patrick White, Castle Hill, Sydney, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Leonard French, Heathcote, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Leonard French, Heathcote, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Leonard French, Heathcote, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Leonard French, Heathcote, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

David Campese II, 2000 Paul Newton

Sporting Archibald

Previous exhibition, 2000
Celebrating the focus on sport during 2000, this special exhibition features our national sporting heroes and heroines immortalised on canvas
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.

Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore
Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore
Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore

Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, 1968 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Russell Drysdale and Peter Sculthorpe, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russell Drysdale and Peter Sculthorpe, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Russell Drysdale and Peter Sculthorpe, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Russell Drysdale and Peter Sculthorpe, Tallow Beach, New South Wales, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA, 1985 Andor Meszaros
Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA, 1985 Andor Meszaros
Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA, 1985 Andor Meszaros

Sir Howard Florey OM KBE FRS FAA, 1985 Andor Meszaros

Portrait, cast bronze medallion on wood plaque

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Colin Madigan and Robert Hughes, Canberra, 1982 (printed 2000) David Moore
Colin Madigan and Robert Hughes, Canberra, 1982 (printed 2000) David Moore
Colin Madigan and Robert Hughes, Canberra, 1982 (printed 2000) David Moore

Colin Madigan and Robert Hughes, Canberra, 1982 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross
Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross
Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross

Roslyn, 2016 Sally Ross

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Mick Dodson, 2010 Ricky Maynard
Mick Dodson, 2010 Ricky Maynard
Mick Dodson, 2010 Ricky Maynard

Mick Dodson, 2010 Ricky Maynard

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2010

Baz Luhrmann, 2005 Ingvar Kenne

Glossy 2 Faces, Magazines, Now

Previous exhibition, 2005

Following the success of Glossy: Faces, Magazines, Now in 1999 the National Portrait Gallery again highlights the huge array of contemporary portraiture in the pages of magazines.

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts, 1910 Tom Roberts

2013-14 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

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

Ken Catchpole, 2014 Gary Grealy

Rugby great unveiled 1 December 2014

Archived media releases 2014

A new portrait commission of Australian Rugby great, Ken Catchpole OAM by Gary Grealy will be officially unveiled on 3 December.

David Malouf, 2012 Rick Amor

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.

Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby
Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

The Bathers, 1989

Hall of Mirrors Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987-2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

Hall of Mirrors: Anne Zahalka Portraits 1987-2007 explores the thread of portraiture through the artist's prolific career, now spanning more than 20 years.

David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

David Gulpilil, Arnhem Land, 1981 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Wes Stacey, Kurnell, Sydney, 1973 (printed 2000) David Moore
Wes Stacey, Kurnell, Sydney, 1973 (printed 2000) David Moore
Wes Stacey, Kurnell, Sydney, 1973 (printed 2000) David Moore

Wes Stacey, Kurnell, Sydney, 1973 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore
Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore
Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore

Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2011 Ralph Heimans
The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2011 Ralph Heimans
The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2011 Ralph Heimans

The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2011 Ralph Heimans

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Michael Crouch AC and Shanny Crouch 2017

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam

2014-15 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

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

Bob Ellis, 1999 David Naseby

Tribute Bob Ellis

Magazine article, 2016

Bob Ellis (1942–2016) was a journalist, columnist, screenwriter, film director, playwright, speechwriter and critic.

Robert Menzies, Lancaster House, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Robert Menzies, Lancaster House, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Robert Menzies, Lancaster House, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Robert Menzies, Lancaster House, London, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore

Sidney Nolan, Western Australia, 1962 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman

Portrait, oil and ink on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Peter Weiss AO 2018

Paul Kelly, 2004 Jon Campbell

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

Ian Thorpe, 2002 James Houston

Collection: Icons Volume Two

Previous exhibition, 2018

The second instalment of a display featuring bold contemporary portraits drawn from the collection. For the Gallery’s 20th birthday this display brings together a group contemporary photographic portraits of inspiring women and men.

The Last Picture Show (Lewis Morley and Henry Talbot), 1999 Lewis Morley

Reveries Photography and mortality

Previous exhibition, 2007

Featuring works by Australian and New Zealand photographers from the late 1970s up to the present day Reveries focuses on images made in the presence of or consciousness of death.

Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-2004 Terry Eichler
Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-2004 Terry Eichler
Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-2004 Terry Eichler

Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-2004 Terry Eichler

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Akira Isogawa, 2001 Peter Brew-Bevan

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

Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson
Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson
Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson

Self portrait, c. 1952 Janet Dawson

Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2000

Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore
Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Ed Murrow, New York, 1956 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mandawuy Yunupingu, 1991 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Resilience Indigenous leadership

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Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Neville Bonner, Lowitja O'Donoghue, Mandawuy Yunupingu and Adam Goodes

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010) Rennie Ellis
Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010) Rennie Ellis
Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010) Rennie Ellis

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010) Rennie Ellis

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Mick Fanning at Snapper Rock, 2010 Andrew Maccoll
Mick Fanning at Snapper Rock, 2010 Andrew Maccoll
Mick Fanning at Snapper Rock, 2010 Andrew Maccoll

Mick Fanning at Snapper Rock, 2010 Andrew Maccoll

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010) Rennie Ellis

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.

William Johnson (1873—1948) by Percy Leason

Recognition Percy Leason's Aboriginal Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

Originally conceived as an anthropological record, Percy Leason’s powerful 1934 portraits of Victorian Aboriginal people are today considered to be a highlight of 20th century Australian portraiture

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Open Air Portraits in the Landscape

Previous exhibition, 2008

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

Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Masters of Fare Chefs, winemakers, providores

Previous exhibition, 2004

Masters of fare: chefs, winemakers, providores celebrates men and women who have championed the unique culinary characteristics and produce of Australia, enriching our lives with new ideas and new flavours over the past forty years.

Still Life (Pieta), 2007 by Sam Jinks

More about In the flesh

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In the flesh is realised through moments of intimacy, empathy, transitions in life and the transience of life, vulnerability, alienation, restlessness, self-reflection, mortality and acceptance.

Layne Beachley, 2008 Petrina Hicks

Collection: Icons Volume One

Previous exhibition, 2018

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

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

Vanity Fair Portraits Photographs 1913-2008

Previous exhibition, 2009

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

Mick Molloy, 2009 Andrew Maccoll

A serious man

Magazine article by Alistair McGhie, 2010

Alistair McGhie discusses Andrew MacColl's portrait photograph of Australian comedian Mick Molloy.

Radical Restraint  
Justice Michael Kirby, 1998 Ralph Heimans

A gift from the heart

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2003

Lauren Dalla examines the life of Basil Bressler, the art patron responsible for one of the NPG's most important bequests.

Dawn Fraser, 1963 David Moore
Dawn Fraser, 1963 David Moore
Dawn Fraser, 1963 David Moore

Dawn Fraser, 1963 David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Ian Thorpe, 2002 James Houston
Ian Thorpe, 2002 James Houston
Ian Thorpe, 2002 James Houston

Ian Thorpe, 2002 James Houston

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips
Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips
Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips

Ellen Stirling, c. 1828 Thomas Phillips

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

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

Thousand Mile Stare Portrait photography by John Elliott

Previous exhibition, 2004

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

Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland

Australian Visit

Previous exhibition, 2006

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

Clive James, 1999 Polly Borland

Golden Jubilee

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2002

Polly Borland's photograph of The Queen was commissioned by Buckingham Palace as part of a series of high profile celebrations to mark the Golden Jubilee.

In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker

Depth of Field Portrait Photography from the Collection

Previous exhibition, 2004

Over the last five years the National Portrait Gallery has developed a collection of portrait photographs that reflects both the strength and diversity of Australian achievement as well as the talents of our photographers.

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner

Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

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

Self portrait with glove, 1939 Herbert Badham

To Look Within Self Portraits in Australia

Previous exhibition, 2004

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

The Architecture of Music (Vladimir Ashkenazy), 2011 Ralph Heimans

Observation point

Magazine article by Ralph Heimans, 2018

As I prepared for my recent retrospective at Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark’s National Portrait Gallery, I was struck with the feeling of looking back at a visual diary of the past 30 years.

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

Sideshow Alley Infamy, the macabre & the portrait

Previous exhibition, 2015

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

Finalists announced for National Photographic Portrait Prize 14 November 2018

Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery would like to congratulate the forty finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019.

The Textiles Scientist, 2018 by Kate Atkinson

Textiles Scientist Voted the People’s Favourite 27 March 2019

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The black and white portrait of an elderly woman with sidelong glance and irreverent, contemplative smile has taken out the people’s choice award in this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Johnny O'Keefe "A little bit louder now...", 1999 Ivan Durrant

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

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

Electric! Portraits that pop!

Previous exhibition, 2018

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

Andy Thomas, 2002 Montalbetti+Campbell

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.

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman

Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 by Louise Hearman

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Commissioned with funds provided by Peter Weiss AO 2018

Christos Tsiolkas, 1998 (printed 2009) John Tsiavis

Intense identity

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

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

Nancy Wake - The White Mouse, 2001 Melissa Beowulf

Capturing the Mouse

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2004

Nancy Wake AC (b. 1912), one of the most­ decorated women of World War 2, earned the name the 'White Mouse' for her maddening ability to evade the Gestapo.

Margaret Seares, 2018 Cherry Hood

Margaret Seares, 2018 by Cherry Hood

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

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.

Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon
Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon
Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon

Catholic clergymen from the Diocese of Adelaide, c.1862 Stephen Edward Nixon

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Scott Redford: Introducing
Reinhardt Dammn

Surfer artist rockstar

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Christopher Chapman talks with Scott Redford about his character Reinhardt Dammn.

Quentin Bryce, 2016 Michael Zavros

In bloom

Magazine article by Susi Muddiman, 2017

Susi Muddiman delights in Michael Zavros’ stunning portrait of the honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO.

Brown form with stripes, 1961

Figurative foundation

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

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

Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson

Face the music

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2005

Drawn from the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Face the Music explores the remarkable talents and achievements of Australian musicians, composers, conductors and celebrities associated with the music industry.

MacKenzie family silhouette, 1846 Samuel Metford

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.

Dr Claire Roberts

References

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About the exhibition curator Claire Roberts, and writers Eugene Wang and Zhang Letian.

Waterfall in Australia, c. 1830 by Augustus Earle

Augustus serendipitous

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2016

The London-born son of an American painter, Augustus Earle ended up in Australia by accident in January 1825. 

The vigil, 2011 by Anthony Anderton

Anthony Anderton

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Mrs Jordan, 1762-1816

One and all

Magazine article by Niamh MacNally, 2007

The current exhibition of portraits at the National Gallery of Ireland Print Gallery investigates just how paper-thin ideas of likeness are.

Wainburranga (Paddy Fordham), 1986 Martin van der Wal

Big shots

Magazine article by Djon Mundine OAM, 2017

Djon Mundine OAM brings poignant memory and context to Martin van der Wal’s 1986 portrait photographs of storied Aboriginal artists.

The Coronation Theatre, Westminster Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2012

Imagination

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow tells the story of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee portrait by Australian artist Ralph Heimans.

Captain W Kinghorne, 1834 Thomas James Lempriere

The bright-eyed Mariner

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008
A new colonial portrait brings a zealous captain near.
Nicole Kidman, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

9 lives of Karin Catt

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2006

Australian photographer Karin Catt has shot across the spectrum of celebrity, her subjects including rock stars, world leaders and actors.

Untitled #21/09 (after Ricci, 1700; featuring Matthew Mitcham), 2009 Ross Watson

Getting bare

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2015

How seven portraits within Bare reveal in a public portrait parts of the body and elements of life usually located in the private sphere.

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force recruits, Maranatha Hall, Honiara by Sean Davey

The art of peace

Magazine article by Sven Knudsen, 2018

Sean Davey captures the portrait of a nation renewed.

The Long Awaited, 2008 by Patricia Piccinini

In the flesh

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2015

An exhibition of humanness in ten themes by Penelope Grist.

Betty Bryant, c. 1939

The life of Bryant

Magazine article by Tenille Hands, 2018

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

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Friends and Acquaintances

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

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

Herb Wharton, Cunnamulla, Qld, 2004 John Elliott

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.

[Self-portrait], 1996

Reveries

Magazine article by Helen Ennis, 2007

The exhibition Reveries: Photography and mortality is a powerful display which brings together images that depict the last phase of people's lives.

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

Hyperversity

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

Dr Sarah Engledow writes about the larger-than-life Australian performance artist, Leigh Bowery.

Dorothy Porter, 2001-02 Rick Amor

Beautiful bones

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

Sarah Engledow reflects on the shared life and writing of Dorothy Porter and Andrea Goldsmith.

Vincent Brady leading anti Bicentenary Protest, Brisbane, 1987 Michael Aird

Activating the space

Magazine article by Sandra Phillips, 2020

Sandra Phillips on portraits of Indigenous activism from Cairns Art Gallery’s 2019 Queen’s Land Blak Portraiture exhibition.

 

Sir Sidney Kidman, 1932 Samuel Woolf

The fat of the land

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Sir Sidney Kidman (1857-1935) is inscribed in Australian legend as the ‘Cattle King’. 

Andrew Sachs (‘Manuel’)

Star signs

Magazine article by Barry York, 2018

Barry York charts the course from childhood request to autographed celebrity portrait anthology.

Me, 1992 Ken Done

Donated duo

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Dr Sarah Engledow writes about the gift of two striking paintings by the Australian artist Ken Done AM.

Director John Duigan and actor Judy Davis on the set of ‘Winter of our Dreams’, Sydney, 1981 by Robert McFarlane

Natural born stiller

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2016

Penelope Grist speaks to Robert McFarlane about shooting for the stars.

Mirka Mora, 2001 Greg Weight

It's a Mora!

Magazine article by Tedi Bills, 2016

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

Jessie Street, 1929 Jerrold Nathan

Australia’s great internationalists

Magazine article by Penny Grist, 2016

Penelope Grist explores the United Nations stories in the Gallery’s collection.

Self-Portrait, 1981 by Don Bachardy

Drawing inspiration

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2017

Christopher Chapman absorbs the gentle touch of Don Bachardy’s portraiture.

The Bare story

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Curator, Penny Grist, reveals how this exhibition came to be

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

To the end of the earth

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

The portrait of Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster from 1780, is one of the oldest in the NPG's collection.

The Art Lovers - Megan, 2013 by Gary Grealy

Everybody, look serious NPPP 2014 exhibition essay

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

Lola Montes, c. 1845 Joseph Karl Stieler

You beauty

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

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

Self portrait, 1999/2005 Tracey Moffatt

Home truths

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Despite once expressing a limited interest in the self portrait, the idea of it has figured strongly in much of Tracey Moffatt's work and has done so in some of her most distinctive and compelling images.

Mick Jagger, Madonna and Tony Curtis, 1997

The Vanity model

Magazine article by David Friend, 2009

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

Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker

NPPP 2016 exhibition essay

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

Jack With Flossy, 2016 by Anna Culliton

Anna Culliton

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

Self portrait, 2005 Rick Amor

Rick Amor: 21 Portraits

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

Trevor Jamieson, 2016 by Brett Canet-Gibson

The more things change... NPPP 2017 exhibition essay

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

The Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen KGAK GCMG GCVO KBE QC, 2006 by Rick Amor

Prima facie

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2019

Sarah Engledow casts a judicious eye over portraits in the Victorian Bar’s Peter O’Callaghan QC Portrait Gallery.

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