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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.

Paddy Jaminji
Paddy Jaminji
Paddy Jaminji

Paddy Jaminji, 1986

Martin van der Wal
Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Paddy Dhathangu
Paddy Dhathangu
Paddy Dhathangu

Paddy Dhathangu, 1986

Martin van der Wal
Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Paddy Bedford
Paddy Bedford
Paddy Bedford

Paddy Bedford, 2003

Jim Anderson
Portrait, inkjet print on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2013
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait of Paddy Japaljarrii Stewart
Portrait of Paddy Japaljarrii Stewart
Portrait of Paddy Japaljarrii Stewart

Portrait of Paddy Japaljarrii Stewart, 2004

Francis Reiss
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

Paddy's lunch: Paddy Stewart at Yuendumu
Paddy's lunch: Paddy Stewart at Yuendumu
Paddy's lunch: Paddy Stewart at Yuendumu

Paddy's lunch: Paddy Stewart at Yuendumu, 2003

Francis Reiss
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2007

Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri
Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri
Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri

Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri, 2007

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya
Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya
Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya

Dinny Nolan Tjamitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi - Papunya, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Wainburranga (Paddy Fordham)
Wainburranga (Paddy Fordham)
Wainburranga (Paddy Fordham)

Wainburranga (Paddy Fordham), 1986

Martin van der Wal
Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Wainburranga (Paddy Fordham)

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.

Reg Richardson AM

2015-17 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

From 2015 to 2017 the Acquisition Fund was focussed on Reg Richardson AM by Mitch Cairns, a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2014, and a great example of minimalist portraiture.

Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Previous exhibition, 2009

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

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark

Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

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

Senator Bonner

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.

The Art Lovers - Megan, 2013 by Gary Grealy

Everybody, look serious

NPPP 2014 exhibition essay
General content

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

Patrick Ryan, 1968 by Mark Strizic

The silent partner

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

One half of the team that was Eltham Films left scarcely a trace in the written historical record, but survives in a vivid portrait.

Trevor Jamieson, 2016 by Brett Canet-Gibson

The more things change...

NPPP 2017 exhibition essay
General content

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

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