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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Neville Bonner Louis Kahan
Neville Bonner Louis Kahan
Neville Bonner Louis Kahan

Neville Bonner, Louis Kahan

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

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

Senator Bonner, 1990 Robert Campbell Jnr
Senator Bonner, 1990 Robert Campbell Jnr
Senator Bonner, 1990 Robert Campbell Jnr

Senator Bonner, 1990 Robert Campbell Jnr

Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2008

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.

Neville Amadio Max Dupain
Neville Amadio Max Dupain
Neville Amadio Max Dupain

Neville Amadio, Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Hell's mouth, 2019 Cam Neville

Facing the inferno

About Face article

Tara James speaks to Cam Neville about his portrait series, Firefighters.

Neville Jeffress, 1987 Judy Cassab
Neville Jeffress, 1987 Judy Cassab
Neville Jeffress, 1987 Judy Cassab

Neville Jeffress, 1987 Judy Cassab

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Eileen M. Jeffress 2018

Portrait of Jill Neville, 1967 (completed 1997) Reginald Gray
Portrait of Jill Neville, 1967 (completed 1997) Reginald Gray
Portrait of Jill Neville, 1967 (completed 1997) Reginald Gray

Portrait of Jill Neville, 1967 (completed 1997) Reginald Gray

Portrait, oil and egg tempera on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith
Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith
Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith

Neville Gruzman, 1968 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson
Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson
Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson

Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson

Portrait, oil on canvas (diptych)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Kate Hodgkinson
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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

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

Portrait, engraving on paper (2 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Mandawuy Yunupingu, 1991 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Resilience Indigenous leadership

General content

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

Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith
Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith
Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith

Richard Divall OBE in the church mantle of the Order of Malta, 1999 Eric Smith

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Bequest of Richard Divall AO OBE 2017

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight

Martin Sharp, c. 1974 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

King Edward VII, 1910 by George Lambert

Of Kings and men Celebrating 100 years of the Historic Memorials Collection

Previous exhibition, 2011

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

Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Boardman, Lake Macquarie tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithographic print on paper

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

Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead
Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead
Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead

Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall and York, May 9, 1901, 1903 by Tom Roberts

Empire records

Magazine article by Kylie Scroope, 2011

Celebrates the centenary of the first national art collection, the Historic Memorials Collection, housed at Australia's Parliament House.

Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Punch, wife of Cullabaa, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Portrait, lithograph on paper

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

Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney, 1836 William Fernyhough

Heads of the People A Portrait of Colonial Australia

Previous exhibition, 2000

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

Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang

POL Portrait of a Generation

Previous exhibition, 2003

POL was a magazine that ran from 1969 to 1986

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

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

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead

Oz and beyond

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

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

James McClelland, 1946 Nancy Borlase
James McClelland, 1946 Nancy Borlase
James McClelland, 1946 Nancy Borlase

James McClelland, 1946 Nancy Borlase

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gillian Appleton (McClelland) 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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.

John Monash, 1919 James Quinn

Lauded legacy

Magazine article by Karl James, 2015

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

Adrian Rawlins, 1977 David Campbell

Earth to earth

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow discusses the recent gift of works by David Campbell.

Self portrait, c. 1849 Charles Rodius

The Dissecting Room

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

Joanna Gilmour accounts for Australia’s deliciously ghoulish nineteenth century criminal portraiture. 

A woman of New South Wales, c. 1840

More cash than dash

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2011

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

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation Lecture, 28 May 2011

General content

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

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.