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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.

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Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford
Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford
Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford

Robert Dessaix, 1998 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd

Robert Hannaford, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Tim Flannery, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Professor Tim Flannery 2016
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tim Flannery by Robert Hannaford video: 3 minutes and 21 seconds

Tim Flannery by Robert Hannaford 'The space around'

Portrait story

Tim Flannery and artist Robert Hannaford discuss the creation of Tim's portrait.

Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford
Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford
Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford

Alexander Maurice Ramsay, 1978 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Janet, Andrew, Kathryn and Eleanor Ramsay, daughters and son of Alexander Maurice Ramsay and Amy Jane Ramsay

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford
Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds donated by BHP Billiton Limited, Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund, Newmont Australia Limited, Reconciliation Australia, Hon Paul Keating and Hon Fred Chaney 2006

Lowitja O'Donoghue, 2006 Robert Hannaford

Anatomist's eye

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2016

Robert Hannaford has completed around 400 portraits over the span of his career. 

Lowitja O'Donoghue by Robert Hannaford video: 4 minutes and 5 seconds

Lowitja O'Donoghue and Robert Hannaford 'I'm going to wear everything red, black, and yellow'

Portrait story

Lowitja O'Donoghue discusses her life and portrait by Robert Hannaford.

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford
Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Dame Joan Sutherland, c. 1977 Robert Hannaford

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of William Bowmore AO OBE 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Sidney Nolan and Robert Helpmann at Bonython Gallery, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton
Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton
Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton

Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire (Hobart), 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Robert Dunkarton

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis
Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis
Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis

Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Robert Hunter, July 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Robert Rooney, self portrait December 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Rooney, self portrait December 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Robert Rooney, self portrait December 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Robert Rooney, self portrait December 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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Mr Robert Oatley AO

Biography

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

Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding

Robert Drewe In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1977

Poet Robert Adamson at Parsely Bay, 2008 Juno Gemes

Robert Adamson In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1975

Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel

Robert Helpmann In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1964

Robert Klippel, 1979 David Moore

Robert Klippel In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1965

The girls, 2017 by Tamara Dean

Snap decisions

Magazine article by Robert Cook, 2018

NPPP judge Robert Cook provides irreverent insight into this year’s fare, and having to be a bit judgemental.

Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain
Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain
Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain

Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner
Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner
Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner

Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner

Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Emeritus Professor Colin A Hughes 2015

Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain
Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain
Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain

Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill

Portrait, steel engraving with later hand-colouring on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring
James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring
James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring

James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the descendants of James Robert Millar Robertson 2011

Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall
Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall
Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall

Sir Robert Garran, 1922 Bernard Hall

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Robert Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM
Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM
Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM

Portrait of Robert Klippel, 1980 Yvonne Audette AM

Portrait, oil on composition board

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

Robert 'Twogun' Rosen, 1994 Lewis Morley
Robert 'Twogun' Rosen, 1994 Lewis Morley
Robert 'Twogun' Rosen, 1994 Lewis Morley

Robert 'Twogun' Rosen, 1994 Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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, 1993 Greg Weight
Robert Klippel, 1993 Greg Weight
Robert Klippel, 1993 Greg Weight

Robert Klippel, 1993 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.

Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel
Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel
Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel

Sir Robert Helpmann, c. 1965 (printed 2015) Jozef Vissel

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jozef Vissel 2015

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

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

Sir Robert May AC Kt, 1999 Polly Borland
Sir Robert May AC Kt, 1999 Polly Borland
Sir Robert May AC Kt, 1999 Polly Borland

Sir Robert May AC Kt, 1999 Polly Borland

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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Robert Edwards, 2009 John Elliott

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain
Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain
Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain

Robert Emerson Curtis, 1943 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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

Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan

Robert Hughes, 1962 Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan
Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan

Robert Hughes, late 1970s Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding
Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding
Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding

Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell
Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell
Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell

Sketch for Prime Minister Robert Menzies, 1960 William Dobell

Portrait, watercolour and gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 1999

Sir Robert Gibson, 1934 Paul Montford
Sir Robert Gibson, 1934 Paul Montford
Sir Robert Gibson, 1934 Paul Montford

Sir Robert Gibson, 1934 Paul Montford

Portrait, cast bronze on granite base

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of The Australian Industry Group 2012

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical, 2001 Bill Leak
Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical, 2001 Bill Leak
Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical, 2001 Bill Leak

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical, 2001 Bill Leak

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Robert Di Pierdomenico "Dipper", 1986 Rennie Ellis
Robert Di Pierdomenico "Dipper", 1986 Rennie Ellis
Robert Di Pierdomenico "Dipper", 1986 Rennie Ellis

Robert Di Pierdomenico "Dipper", 1986 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Ming Vase (Sir Robert Menzies), c. 1970 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren
Ming Vase (Sir Robert Menzies), c. 1970 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren
Ming Vase (Sir Robert Menzies), c. 1970 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren

Ming Vase (Sir Robert Menzies), c. 1970 Les Tanner, Gus McLaren

Portrait, glazed ceramic

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

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
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh
Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh

Rt Hon. Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1962 Victor Greenhalgh

Portrait, cast bronze

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

Robert Carter, c. 1910 William Johnson
Robert Carter, c. 1910 William Johnson
Robert Carter, c. 1910 William Johnson

Robert Carter, c. 1910 William Johnson

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on grey cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of FW Macpherson 2012

Sir Robert Menzies Louis Kahan
Sir Robert Menzies Louis Kahan
Sir Robert Menzies Louis Kahan

Sir Robert Menzies, 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

Robert Gray, 1978 Christine Godden
Robert Gray, 1978 Christine Godden
Robert Gray, 1978 Christine Godden

Robert Gray, 1978 Christine Godden

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017

Robert Dessaix, 2004 Julian Kingma
Robert Dessaix, 2004 Julian Kingma
Robert Dessaix, 2004 Julian Kingma

Robert Dessaix, 2004 Julian Kingma

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Robert Grieve Louis Kahan
Robert Grieve Louis Kahan
Robert Grieve Louis Kahan

Robert Grieve, Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

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

Robert Manne, 2012 Dave Tacon
Robert Manne, 2012 Dave Tacon
Robert Manne, 2012 Dave Tacon

Robert Manne, 2012 Dave Tacon

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Robert Fitzgerald, c. 1860s (printed c. 1890s) an unknown artist
Robert Fitzgerald, c. 1860s (printed c. 1890s) an unknown artist
Robert Fitzgerald, c. 1860s (printed c. 1890s) an unknown artist

Robert Fitzgerald, c. 1860s (printed c. 1890s) an unknown artist

Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift in memory of Richard Kelynack Evans 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Robert Klippel, c. 1990 Rosemary Madigan
Robert Klippel, c. 1990 Rosemary Madigan
Robert Klippel, c. 1990 Rosemary Madigan

Robert Klippel, c. 1990 Rosemary Madigan

Portrait, pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1963-64 an unknown artist
Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1963-64 an unknown artist
Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1963-64 an unknown artist

Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1963-64 an unknown artist

Portrait, colour process lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Robert Holmes a Court, c. 1984 Joe Greenberg
Robert Holmes a Court, c. 1984 Joe Greenberg
Robert Holmes a Court, c. 1984 Joe Greenberg

Robert Holmes a Court, c. 1984 Joe Greenberg

Portrait, offset lithograph on mountboard/card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

"Poet of the Hawkesbury" Robert Adamson, 2012 Geoffrey Dyer
"Poet of the Hawkesbury" Robert Adamson, 2012 Geoffrey Dyer
"Poet of the Hawkesbury" Robert Adamson, 2012 Geoffrey Dyer

"Poet of the Hawkesbury" Robert Adamson, 2012 Geoffrey Dyer

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Robert Lowe (Viscount Sherbrooke), n.d. Sem
Robert Lowe (Viscount Sherbrooke), n.d. Sem
Robert Lowe (Viscount Sherbrooke), n.d. Sem

Robert Lowe (Viscount Sherbrooke), n.d. Sem

Portrait, watercolour on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Poet Robert Adamson at Parsely Bay, 2008 Juno Gemes
Poet Robert Adamson at Parsely Bay, 2008 Juno Gemes
Poet Robert Adamson at Parsely Bay, 2008 Juno Gemes

Poet Robert Adamson at Parsely Bay, 2008 Juno Gemes

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Dale Hickey 2, March 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Dale Hickey 2, March 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Dale Hickey 2, March 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Dale Hickey 2, March 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Bruce Pollard 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Bruce Pollard 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Bruce Pollard 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Bruce Pollard 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Paul Taylor 1, 1984, 1984 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Paul Taylor 1, 1984, 1984 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Paul Taylor 1, 1984, 1984 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Paul Taylor 1, 1984, 1984 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Gary Catalano 2, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Gary Catalano 2, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Gary Catalano 2, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Gary Catalano 2, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Kiffy Rubbo 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Kiffy Rubbo 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Kiffy Rubbo 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Kiffy Rubbo 2, 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Paul Partos 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Paul Partos 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Paul Partos 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Paul Partos 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Peter Booth 3, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Peter Booth 3, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Peter Booth 3, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Peter Booth 3, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Janine Burke, c. 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Janine Burke, c. 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Janine Burke, c. 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Janine Burke, c. 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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

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

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Meredith Rogers, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Meredith Rogers, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Meredith Rogers, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Meredith Rogers, September 1978, 1978 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Jenny Watson 4, February 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Jenny Watson 4, February 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Jenny Watson 4, February 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Jenny Watson 4, February 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Judy Annear, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Judy Annear, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Judy Annear, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Judy Annear, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Charles Perkins on a bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Charles Perkins on a bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Charles Perkins on a bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Charles Perkins on a bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

John Newcombe, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Gordon Chater, c. 1993 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gordon Chater, c. 1993 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gordon Chater, c. 1993 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Gordon Chater, c. 1993 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Esben Storm, 1989 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Esben Storm, 1989 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Esben Storm, 1989 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Esben Storm, 1989 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

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

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

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Christine Stead, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Christine Stead, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Christine Stead, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Christine Stead, 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Katharine Brisbane, 1982 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Katharine Brisbane, 1982 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Katharine Brisbane, 1982 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Katharine Brisbane, 1982 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Moffatt Oxenbould, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Moffatt Oxenbould, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Moffatt Oxenbould, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Moffatt Oxenbould, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Greta Scacchi, 1992 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Marilyn Rowe, c. 1975 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Marilyn Rowe, c. 1975 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Marilyn Rowe, c. 1975 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Marilyn Rowe, c. 1975 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Mary Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling
Mary Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling
Mary Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling

Mary Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling

Portrait, oil on canvas on board

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

Howard Arkley 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Howard Arkley 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Howard Arkley 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Howard Arkley 1, 1980, 1980 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Kate Fitzpatrick, 1978 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Robert Klippel, 1979 David Moore

A bond of friendship

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

Australia's major abstract painter Yvonne Audette discusses her portrait of sculptor Robert Kippel.

Bob Croll of the AAA Vic., 1916 David Low
Bob Croll of the AAA Vic., 1916 David Low
Bob Croll of the AAA Vic., 1916 David Low

Bob Croll of the AAA Vic., 1916 David Low

Portrait, pencil, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Lloyd Rees, 1973 Robert Walker
Lloyd Rees, 1973 Robert Walker
Lloyd Rees, 1973 Robert Walker

Lloyd Rees, 1973 Robert Walker

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane
Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane
Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane

Robyn Archer, 1982 Robert McFarlane

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Charles Perkins on bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane
Charles Perkins on bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane
Charles Perkins on bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane

Charles Perkins on bus to Tranby Aboriginal College, Glebe, c. 1964 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2013
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

Nick Enright, c. 1976 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane
Nick Enright, c. 1976 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane
Nick Enright, c. 1976 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane

Nick Enright, c. 1976 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Glenn Murcutt, 1980 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Glenn Murcutt, 1980 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Glenn Murcutt, 1980 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Glenn Murcutt, 1980 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Jeff Carter with his dog Annie Rose at Foxground NSW, 2000 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Jeff Carter with his dog Annie Rose at Foxground NSW, 2000 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Jeff Carter with his dog Annie Rose at Foxground NSW, 2000 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Jeff Carter with his dog Annie Rose at Foxground NSW, 2000 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Bruce Beresford on location, c. 1981 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane
Bruce Beresford on location, c. 1981 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane
Bruce Beresford on location, c. 1981 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane

Bruce Beresford on location, c. 1981 (printed 2004) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Barrie Kosky, Sydney Opera House, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Barrie Kosky, Sydney Opera House, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Barrie Kosky, Sydney Opera House, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Barrie Kosky, Sydney Opera House, c. 1997 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd
Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd
Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd

Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd

Portrait, aquatint engraving on paper

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

Part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the boats, 1790 Robert Dodd
Part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the boats, 1790 Robert Dodd
Part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the boats, 1790 Robert Dodd

Part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the boats, 1790 Robert Dodd

Portrait, aquatint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Jeremiah Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling
Jeremiah Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling
Jeremiah Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling

Jeremiah Ware, c. 1854 Robert Dowling

Portrait, oil on board

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

Robert Drew by Nicholas Harding video: 3 minutes

Robert Drewe An interview with Nicholas Harding

Portrait story

Artist Nicholas Harding talks about what was captured in his portrait of Robert Drewe.

"Fetteresso" Sir Robert Duff  (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1883 Francois Verheyden
"Fetteresso" Sir Robert Duff  (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1883 Francois Verheyden
"Fetteresso" Sir Robert Duff  (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1883 Francois Verheyden

"Fetteresso" Sir Robert Duff (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1883 Francois Verheyden

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Robert Brown, 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire
Robert Brown, 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire
Robert Brown, 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire

Robert Brown, 1850 Thomas Herbert Maguire

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke, 1870 Elliott and Fry
Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke, 1870 Elliott and Fry
Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke, 1870 Elliott and Fry

Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke, 1870 Elliott and Fry

Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane
Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane
Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane

Professor John Bishop, c. 1963 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

June Dally Watkins, c. 1968 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, c. 1976 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Mr and Mrs R.T. Carter, c. 1863 Milligan Bros. (Studio)
Mr and Mrs R.T. Carter, c. 1863 Milligan Bros. (Studio)
Mr and Mrs R.T. Carter, c. 1863 Milligan Bros. (Studio)

Mr and Mrs R.T. Carter, c. 1863 Milligan Bros. (Studio)

Portrait, ambrotype, hand-coloured on glass plate with black paint backing

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mr and Mrs James Bain 2000
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook, Membre de la Société Royale des Londres, c. 1778 Robert Bénard
Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook, Membre de la Société Royale des Londres, c. 1778 Robert Bénard
Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook, Membre de la Société Royale des Londres, c. 1778 Robert Bénard

Le Cap.ne Jacques Cook, Membre de la Société Royale des Londres, c. 1778 Robert Bénard

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gina and Ted Gregg 2010

A County Court Judge "Sober as a Judge" [Judge Pohlman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A County Court Judge "Sober as a Judge" [Judge Pohlman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times
A County Court Judge "Sober as a Judge" [Judge Pohlman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

A County Court Judge "Sober as a Judge" [Judge Pohlman] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen
Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen
Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen

Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen

Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

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

Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds
Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds
Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds

Robert Henderson Croll, 1927 Frederick George Reynolds

Portrait, oil on canvas on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Grietje Croll in memory of her late husband Robert Devereaux Croll and with the endorsement of his daughter Helen Croll 2013
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co
Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co
Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co

Robert O'Hara Burke, c. 1860 Melbourne and Sydney Photographic Co

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, c. 1944 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Robert Brown, c. 1835 Dario Castellini after Carlo Liverati
Robert Brown, c. 1835 Dario Castellini after Carlo Liverati
Robert Brown, c. 1835 Dario Castellini after Carlo Liverati

Robert Brown, c. 1835 Dario Castellini after Carlo Liverati

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

"Small Holdings"  The Earl Carrington Baron Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1907 Sir Leslie Ward
"Small Holdings"  The Earl Carrington Baron Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1907 Sir Leslie Ward
"Small Holdings"  The Earl Carrington Baron Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1907 Sir Leslie Ward

"Small Holdings" The Earl Carrington Baron Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1907 Sir Leslie Ward

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ronald Walker 2002

Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd
Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

Robert O'Hara Burke, Leader of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

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

Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d. John Cochran after Henry Room
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d. John Cochran after Henry Room
Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d. John Cochran after Henry Room

Reverend Robert Ross MD, Sydney, New South Wales, n.d. John Cochran after Henry Room

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini
Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini
Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini
Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini
Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, colour lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leo Schofield AM 2005

"Charlie" Lord Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1874 Carlo Pellegrini
"Charlie" Lord Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1874 Carlo Pellegrini
"Charlie" Lord Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1874 Carlo Pellegrini

"Charlie" Lord Charles Robert Carrington (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1874 Carlo Pellegrini

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Maria Kozic and Philip Brophy 1, 1981, 1981 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Maria Kozic and Philip Brophy 1, 1981, 1981 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Maria Kozic and Philip Brophy 1, 1981, 1981 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Maria Kozic and Philip Brophy 1, 1981, 1981 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Norman O'Neill and Bill Lawry coming out to bat for Australia vs South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 1964 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane
Norman O'Neill and Bill Lawry coming out to bat for Australia vs South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 1964 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane
Norman O'Neill and Bill Lawry coming out to bat for Australia vs South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 1964 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane

Norman O'Neill and Bill Lawry coming out to bat for Australia vs South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 1964 (printed 2018) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Sidney Nolan and Patrick White, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Sidney Nolan and Patrick White, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane
Sidney Nolan and Patrick White, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Sidney Nolan and Patrick White, Adelaide Arts Festival, c. 1964 (printed 2015) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, River Kwai, Thailand, c. 1987 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane
Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, River Kwai, Thailand, c. 1987 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane
Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, River Kwai, Thailand, c. 1987 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane

Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, River Kwai, Thailand, c. 1987 (printed 2003) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical, 2001 Bill Leak

Heart of Darkness

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2002

Magda Keaney talks with Bill Leak about his bold new portrait of Robert Hughes in the National Portrait Gallery collection.

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.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Cook in context

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

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

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

The Quiet Australian

Magazine article by Brian Dale, 2001

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

Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley
Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley

Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1842 Robert Frain, Frederick Bromley

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

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

Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran
Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran

Captain R.C. Morgan, Missionary ship 'John Williams', n.d. Henry Room, John Cochran

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gina and Ted Gregg 2010

Viscount Robert Lowe (Image plate from Vanity Fair Magazine), 1869 Carlo Pellegrini

Meeting by Murder

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

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

Charles Summers, (late 1860s) Batchelder & Co. Photo

The importance of being bearded

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2012

Joanna Gilmour discovers that the beards of the ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills were as epic as their expedition to traverse Australia from south to north.

Australia v England, 1887 Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, George Barrable, Goupil & Cie
Australia v England, 1887 Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, George Barrable, Goupil & Cie
Australia v England, 1887 Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, George Barrable, Goupil & Cie

Australia v England, 1887 Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, George Barrable, Goupil & Cie

Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, 1827 Charles Turner after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, 1827 Charles Turner after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, 1827 Charles Turner after Sir Thomas Lawrence

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, 1827 Charles Turner after Sir Thomas Lawrence

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson

Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson

Portrait, oil on canvas board (triptych)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck
The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck
The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck

The Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 Thomas Foster Chuck

Portrait, albumen paper photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, c. 1890 Charles Troedel after Robert Wendel
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, c. 1890 Charles Troedel after Robert Wendel
Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, c. 1890 Charles Troedel after Robert Wendel

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, c. 1890 Charles Troedel after Robert Wendel

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

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.

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

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

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

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

Cultural kaleidoscope

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

The complex connections between four creative Australians; Patrick White, Sidney Nolan, Robert Helpmann and Peter Sculthorpe.

Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp
Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp
Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp

Rt. Honourable Lord Hawkesbury, 1808 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Scriven, J.B.Ball & J. DeCamp

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker
Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker
Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker

Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies
The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies
The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies

The Rt Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh, MRIA & FRS, 1814 Sir Thomas Lawrence, William Evans, Henry Meyer, T. Cadell & W. Davies

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Stephen and Russell Page, 1993 (printed 2011) Robert Rosen
Stephen and Russell Page, 1993 (printed 2011) Robert Rosen
Stephen and Russell Page, 1993 (printed 2011) Robert Rosen

Stephen and Russell Page, 1993 (printed 2011) Robert Rosen

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Robert Rosen 2012

Dame Mary Gilmore, c. 1938 Lyall Trindall

Painting writing

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow explores the portraits of writers held in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.

Mary Ann Lawrence, 1841

Fits of delicacy and despair

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

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

Portrait 24 June - August 2007

Magazine

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

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

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

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson

Immediately, there was a crackle

It's Complicated

A meeting of minds

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.

Gloria Petyarre by R. Ian Lloyd

Studio Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd

Previous exhibition, 2007

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R

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

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

Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Spencer 2016, by Warwick Baker

Tough & Tender

Previous exhibition, 2016

Art by Warwick Baker, Chris Burden, Larry Clark, Rozalind Drummond, Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Collier Schorr explores personal relations, individual expression and fluid identity.

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!

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.

Sir Walter Crocker, 1995 Meredith Russell
Sir Walter Crocker, 1995 Meredith Russell
Sir Walter Crocker, 1995 Meredith Russell

Sir Walter Crocker, 1995 Meredith Russell

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Robert Crocker 2003

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.

Glenn Murcutt, 2006 Anthony Browell
Glenn Murcutt, 2006 Anthony Browell
Glenn Murcutt, 2006 Anthony Browell

Glenn Murcutt, 2006 Anthony Browell

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rosemary and Robert Walsh 2006

Mary, Botany Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mary, Botany Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mary, Botany Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Mary, Botany 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

Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Mickie, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle 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

Toby, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Toby, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Toby, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Toby, 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

Tommy, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Tommy, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Tommy, Broken Bay tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Tommy, 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

Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Cullabaa, native of Lake George, Five Islands 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

Bill Worrall, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Bill Worrall, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Bill Worrall, Five Islands tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Bill Worrall, Five Islands 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

Jemmy, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Jemmy, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough
Jemmy, Newcastle tribe, 1836 William Fernyhough

Jemmy, Newcastle 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

Robert H. Black MD, c. 1950 Nora Heysen

The artist and the doctor

Lust

Art, war, scandal

Robert Klippel, 1993 Greg Weight

Hearts and craft

Passion

The long game

Portrait 5 September - November 2002

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Bill Leak's portrait of Robert Hughes, Polly Borland's photographs, Bill Brandt, Andy Thomas, Tracey Moffatt and more.

Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co

Of Burke, Wills ... and wills

It's Complicated

Infatuation and (ill-fated) exploration

The Boss, Ross Wilson, 2009 Chris Budgeon
The Boss, Ross Wilson, 2009 Chris Budgeon
The Boss, Ross Wilson, 2009 Chris Budgeon

The Boss, Ross Wilson, 2009 Chris Budgeon

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portriat Gallery
Gift of the artist 2011

Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley

All the world's a stage

General content

Joan Sutherland, Robert Helpmann and Raigh Roe

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Previous exhibition, 2018

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Eagle Ross (Ross Wilson), 2005 Tessa Jones
Eagle Ross (Ross Wilson), 2005 Tessa Jones
Eagle Ross (Ross Wilson), 2005 Tessa Jones

Eagle Ross (Ross Wilson), 2005 Tessa Jones

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo
The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo
The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo

The Royal Society medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, 1784 Lewis Pingo

Portrait, silver medal

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

Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy
Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Martha Kermode, c. 1840 Henry Mundy

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Elizabeth Henrietta Fitzgerald (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Henrietta Fitzgerald (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist
Elizabeth Henrietta Fitzgerald (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist

Elizabeth Henrietta Fitzgerald (née Rouse), c. 1850 an unknown artist

Portrait, hand-coloured photograph

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

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

'awk' (Bob Hawke), 1972 Frank Hinder
'awk' (Bob Hawke), 1972 Frank Hinder
'awk' (Bob Hawke), 1972 Frank Hinder

'awk' (Bob Hawke), 1972 Frank Hinder

Portrait, fibre-tipped pen on paper

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

Spencer 2016, by Warwick Baker

Tough & Tender Media Release 14 July 2016

Archived media releases 2016

Photographs from internationally acclaimed artists Robert Mapplethorpe, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, Collier Schorr and Chris Burden along with contemporary Australian artists, Rozalind Drummond and Warwick Baker will call the National Portrait Gallery home during our extraordinary winter exhibition Tough and Tender.

Elle Macpherson, 2000 Polly Borland

Polly Borland Australians

Previous exhibition, 2001

Polly Borland: Australians, is an exhibition of 54 new portraits of significant Australians who have made a contribution to British life and who have largely made their home or based their professional life in the UK

Self portrait, 1645

The considered life

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2010

Andrew Sayers asks whether a portrait can truly be the examination of a life.

Portrait 53 Winter 2016

Magazine

Experience the art of rock music; attend to the neglected aspects of Lord Kitchener's work; and say farewell to the inimitable Bob Ellis.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

In the National Interest

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

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

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

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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

Sir Robert Strong

All you can eat

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2003

In February 2003 the National Portrait Gallery Circle of Friends brought Sir Robert Strong to Australia to present a series of lectures entitled The Artists & The Banquet- A History of Dining, which focused on the links between gardens and table decoration from the Renaissance to the Victorian Era.

Mel Gibson, 1982 William Yang

POL Portrait of a Generation

Previous exhibition, 2003

POL was a magazine that ran from 1969 to 1986

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

Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts
Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts
Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts

Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe
Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe
Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe

Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937 Barbara Tribe

Portrait, cast bronze, patinated

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of the late Barbara Tribe 2009

William Barak at work on a drawing at Coranderrk, 1902 Johannes Heyer

The Reflecting Eye Portraits of Australian Visual Artists

Touring exhibition, 1996

As the first National Portrait Gallery travelling exhibition, The reflecting eye: portraits of Australian visual artists represents an important milestone in the history of Australia's National Portrait Gallery.

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Captain James Cook, engraving after John Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Portrait 59 Autumn 2018

Magazine

NPG Washington director Kim Sajet on the Obama portraits, Sarah Ball’s Immigrants, judging the NPPP, Frances Hodgkins, and Picnic at Hanging Rock.

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

Shifting the definition

Nearest & Dearest

Defiant commitment

Barry Humphries, 1962 Lewis Morley

Lewis Morley Myself and Eye

Previous exhibition, 2003

Lewis Morley has a great eye for a shot and a sharp ear for a pun

Dion G Boucicault Tom Roberts
Dion G Boucicault Tom Roberts
Dion G Boucicault Tom Roberts

Dion G Boucicault, Tom Roberts

Portrait, oil on wood panel

Beleura - The Trustees of The Tallis Foundation, Mornington, Victoria

Senator Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE, 1958 Ivor Hele
Senator Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE, 1958 Ivor Hele
Senator Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE, 1958 Ivor Hele

Senator Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE, 1958 Ivor Hele

Portrait, oil on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Senator Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist
John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist
John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist

John Knatchbull, c. 1844 an unknown artist

Portrait, lithograph on paper

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

John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith
John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith
John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith

John Shirlow, c. 1937 Julian Smith

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by the Founding Patron, L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2000

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney
The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney
The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney

The Right Honourable Charles Lord Hawkesbury, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, 1788 John Murphy after George Romney

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore
David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore

David Potts reflected in a magazine page, c. 1949 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Norman Lindsay, 1936 Max Dupain

Max Dupain The Vintage Years

Previous exhibition, 2003

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

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

Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney, 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

William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain
William Dobell, 1943 Max Dupain

William Dobell, 1943 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

William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)
William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

William John Wills, c. 1861 De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers)

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Anna Pavlova, 1926 Harold Cazneaux
Anna Pavlova, 1926 Harold Cazneaux
Anna Pavlova, 1926 Harold Cazneaux

Anna Pavlova, 1926 Harold Cazneaux

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

The Merioola Group, 1940s Alec Murray
The Merioola Group, 1940s Alec Murray
The Merioola Group, 1940s Alec Murray

The Merioola Group, 1940s Alec Murray

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Professor Peter Doherty, 2001 Rick Amor

Australia and the Nobel Prize

Previous exhibition, 2003

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

The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne
The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne
The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne

The Death of Captain Cook, 1784 John Webber, Francesco Bartolozzi, William Byrne

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Stephen, Russell and David Page, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie

Bangarra brothers: songman, storyteller, dancer

Passion

Creative kin

Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair
Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair
Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair

Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003) Nick Sinclair

Portrait, bromide print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

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

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

Portrait, lithograph on paper

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

Gamaliel Butler, c. 1824 an unknown artist
Gamaliel Butler, c. 1824 an unknown artist
Gamaliel Butler, c. 1824 an unknown artist

Gamaliel Butler, c. 1824 an unknown artist

Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Merv Shearman 2012

Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994 Francis Reiss and June Orford

Honour board

Support your Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges and thanks all its supporters.

Harold Holt, 1969 Victor Greenhalgh
Harold Holt, 1969 Victor Greenhalgh
Harold Holt, 1969 Victor Greenhalgh

Harold Holt, 1969 Victor Greenhalgh

Portrait, cast bronze on granite base

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

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark, 2000 Peter Wegner

Inspiration + Realisation: Peter Wegner

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2006

Peter Wegner's approach to portraiture could be considered a visual record of the rapport, the dynamic space between artist and subject.

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
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Annette Kellerman, c. 1907 (printed 2003) H. Walter Barnett

Indecent exposure Annette Kellerman

Previous exhibition, 2011

'Diving Venus' and 'the perfect woman' are two of the numerous descriptions applied to Annette Kellerman, who achieved international fame during the early decades of the twentieth century.

Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi
Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Captain James King, engraving after Webber, 1784 Francesco Bartolozzi

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

William Dobell, 1942 Max Dupain

A Tribute to William Dobell

Previous exhibition, 1999

Adapted from A Tribute to William Dobell an exhibition presented by the Australian National University's Drill Hall Gallery in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, The National Gallery of Australia, and the Australian War Memorial. Dobell is of course, celebrated for his achievements in portraiture, winning the Archibald prize (1943, 1948 and 1959), the Wynne Prize (1948), and representing Australia at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Curator Mary Eagle concludes her essay in the catalogue of the exhibition thus, "Overall I see a dissonance in Dobell’s art and life

Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance
Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance
Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance

Sir Joseph Banks, 1811 William Daniell after George Dance

Portrait, soft ground etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 Greg Weight
John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 Greg Weight
John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 Greg Weight

John Olsen - En plein air, 1996 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

Cate Blanchett and Ernie Dingo, 1994 Juno Gemes
Cate Blanchett and Ernie Dingo, 1994 Juno Gemes
Cate Blanchett and Ernie Dingo, 1994 Juno Gemes

Cate Blanchett and Ernie Dingo, 1994 Juno Gemes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross, 1970-71 Rennie Ellis

Rennie Ellis Aussies All

Previous exhibition, 2006

Rennie Ellis: Aussies All is a celebration of the life and work of the late Australian photographer Rennie Ellis.

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg
John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist, 2014 Evert Ploeg

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Omai, A Native of Ulaietea, 1774 Nathaniel Dance, Francesco Bartolozzi
Omai, A Native of Ulaietea, 1774 Nathaniel Dance, Francesco Bartolozzi
Omai, A Native of Ulaietea, 1774 Nathaniel Dance, Francesco Bartolozzi

Omai, A Native of Ulaietea, 1774 Nathaniel Dance, Francesco Bartolozzi

Portrait, engraving on paper

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

Thomas Sutcliffe Mort and his wife Theresa, c. 1847 an unknown artist, Thomas Warton

Husbands and Wives Photographic Portraits from 19th Century Australia

Previous exhibition, 2010

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

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

Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant
Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant
Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant

Arthur Boyd, 1962 Axel Poignant

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley
Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley

Jasperware medallion of Captain James Cook, 1779 Wedgwood and Bentley

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

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

Dame Elizabeth Couchman, n.d. Aileen Dent
Dame Elizabeth Couchman, n.d. Aileen Dent
Dame Elizabeth Couchman, n.d. Aileen Dent

Dame Elizabeth Couchman, n.d. Aileen Dent

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Susan Webster, step-granddaughter 2015

Janet Holmes á Court, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
Janet Holmes á Court, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham
Janet Holmes á Court, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Janet Holmes á Court, 2001 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

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

Margaret Dodd, 2002 Greg Weight
Margaret Dodd, 2002 Greg Weight
Margaret Dodd, 2002 Greg Weight

Margaret Dodd, 2002 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

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
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

John Waters, 2013 George Fetting
John Waters, 2013 George Fetting
John Waters, 2013 George Fetting

John Waters, 2013 George Fetting

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of George Fetting 2015

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

Portrait, hand-cut acetate stencil, aerosol enamel on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Daddy Cool, Melbourne, 1974 Rennie Ellis

Now Listen...

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2005

Artist Tessa Jones recalls creating her portrait of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock singer and music producer, Ross Wilson.

Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding

Undercurrent

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Dr Sarah Engledow writes about the portraiture of Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

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.

Sir James Martin, c. 1880s Henry Samuel Sadd
Sir James Martin, c. 1880s Henry Samuel Sadd
Sir James Martin, c. 1880s Henry Samuel Sadd

Sir James Martin, c. 1880s Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Jon Lewis, 1990 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Jon Lewis, 1990 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley
Jon Lewis, 1990 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Jon Lewis, 1990 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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.

Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough
Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough
Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 1836 William Fernyhough

Gooseberry, widow of King Bungaree, 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

Hugo at home (Hugo Weaving), 2011 Nicholas Harding

Nicholas Harding 28 Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2017

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

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

James Ford, 1979 by Robert Mapplethorpe

Apollo's breath

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2016

Christopher Chapman delights in the intimacy of Robert Mapplethorpe's photography

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.

Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie
Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie
Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie

Dame Mabel Brookes, c. 1955 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rodney Davidson AO OBE 2014
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 winner announced 23 March 2018

Archived media releases 2018

Finalists have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Winner and Highly Commended for the National Photographic Portrait Prize since December. It is our pleasure to announce the Winner for 2018 is Lee Grant for her portrait titled Charlie and Highly Commended has been awarded to Filomena Rizzo for her portrait titled My Olivia.

Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish

Primed Some Prime Ministers

Previous exhibition, 2019

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

National Portrait Gallery

History

About us

How the National Portrait Gallery and its unique collection came to be

Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman
Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Alan Goldberg, 2014 Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Betty Burstall, 1945 Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

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

Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley
Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley
Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley

Joan Sutherland, (printed 1992) Lewis Morley

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Self Portrait (Textanude) by Arlene TextaQueen

Animated Self Portraits Online

Previous exhibition, 2008

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

Adams Apple, 2013 by Petrina Hicks

Alienation

More about In the flesh

Segregated from their fellow humans in cellophane prisons, reference points are removed, so it is not certain whether these naked figures could be unwrapped, are about to be subsumed, or will forever be suspended in a plastic stasis.

Senator Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE, 1958 Ivor Hele

A Pioneering Life

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2005

During her time in Australian politics, Dame Nancy Buttfield was an impressive advocate for equality for women and was responsible for ending the marriage bar for women in the Public Service.

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.

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.

The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence

Oz Punk Sends a permanent shiver down my spine

General content

In 1976, without having been blooded on the Sydney or Melbourne pub circuit, The Saints recorded a single – ‘(I’m) Stranded’ – earning them the distinction of releasing a punk single before The Sex Pistols did.

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.

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.

Lee Kernaghan near Broken Hill, 2005 Ian Jennings

Australian of the Year Inspiring a Nation

Previous exhibition, 2010

The Australian of the Year Awards have often provoked controversy about who is selected and whether their achievements are remarkable.

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

Portrait of a patron

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

A new painting by Jiawei Shen captures the vision and resolve of the Gallery's founder, L. Gordon Darling AC CMG.

Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist
Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist
Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist

Mary Windeyer, 1850s an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour and gouache on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Windeyer family 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Nick Cave, 1994 Bleddyn Butcher
Nick Cave, 1994 Bleddyn Butcher
Nick Cave, 1994 Bleddyn Butcher

Nick Cave, 1994 Bleddyn Butcher

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

The 70 year old jetty jumper, 2011 by Alex Frayne

Alex Frayne

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

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.

Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries
Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries
Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries

Self portrait, 2002 Barry Humphries

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 2003

Jessie Street, 1929 Jerrold Nathan

First Ladies Significant Australian Women 1913–2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

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

Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen
Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen
Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen

Self portrait, 1934 Nora Heysen

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

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.

Cate Blanchett, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Australians in Hollywood

Previous exhibition, 2003

Although perceived to be a recent phenomenon, the 'Aussie invasion' of Hollywood can actually be traced as far back as the early 1900s

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Donald Friend at Owl Creek, 1983 Lawrence Daws

Portrait, ink and charcoal on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lawrence Daws 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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Donald Friend, 1987 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

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell
Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell
Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell

Portrait, oil on composition board

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

Kevin Rudd

An Australian story

Magazine article by Hon. Kevin Rudd, 2009

In his speech launching the new National Portrait Gallery building on 3 December 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd set the Gallery in a national and historical context.

Peter Wilmoth, age 12, with copies of Our World 1974 Courtesy of the author

Paper, boy

Magazine article by Peter Wilmoth, 2016

Peter Wilmoth’s boy-journalist toolkit for antagonising an Australian political giant.

Miss Alesandra, 2010

The more things change

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

National Photographic Portrait Prize curator, Sarah Engledow, finds reward in a difficult task and ultimately uncovers the essence of portraiture.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios
Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios
Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios

Sarah Bernhardt, 1891 Falk Studios

Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

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.

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

Songman, portrait of Kev Carmody, 2006 Peter Hudson

Protest! How can we dance when our earth is turning?

General content

Rock’s raw potency made it the ideal medium for fomenting protest. The 1970s, 80s and onwards saw calls for social and environmental justice ring out through song.

At the bus stop, 2011 by Brenton McGeachie

Brenton McGeachie

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co
Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co
Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co

Julia Matthews, c. 1862 Davies & Co

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist
Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist
Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist

Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, c. 1830 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leo Schofield AM 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Mr Mortimer Lewis, c. 1828 an unknown artist
Mr Mortimer Lewis, c. 1828 an unknown artist
Mr Mortimer Lewis, c. 1828 an unknown artist

Mr Mortimer Lewis, c. 1828 an unknown artist

Portrait, watercolour on ivory

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leo Schofield AM 2002. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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

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.

Portrait of Kenneth Rowell, 1967 David Strachan
Portrait of Kenneth Rowell, 1967 David Strachan
Portrait of Kenneth Rowell, 1967 David Strachan

Portrait of Kenneth Rowell, 1967 David Strachan

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Transferred from the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Gift of Margaret Olley 2002

Soffritto di Lucio, 2009 Garry Shead and Adrienne Levenson
Soffritto di Lucio, 2009 Garry Shead and Adrienne Levenson
Soffritto di Lucio, 2009 Garry Shead and Adrienne Levenson

Soffritto di Lucio, 2009 Garry Shead and Adrienne Levenson

Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lucio Galletto OAM 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell
Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell

Study for Portrait of W S Robinson, 1952 William Dobell

Portrait, oil on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2003

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.

Mr Mortimer Lewis, c. 1828 an unknown artist

Little treasures

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2002

The acquisition of the ivory miniatures of Mortimer and Mrs Lewis.

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

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

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

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.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber
Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Reg Richardson AM, 2014 Mitch Cairns

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.

Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Martha Mary Robertson, 1866 Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

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

Ben Roberts-Smith, 2017 Julian Kingma

Ben Roberts-Smith, 2018 by Julian Kingma

General content

Commissioned in 2018 with funds raised through the 2020 project

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 Penelope Grist, 2016

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

William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill
William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill
William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill

William Robertson, 1866 Thomas Adams Hill

Portrait, albumen paper carte de visite

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

The uncertain recovery, 2012 by Arianne McNaught

Arianne McNaught

Finalist interviews
David Williamson, 1974 (printed 2001) Gordon Glenn

The Story So Far...

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2002

A reflection on the National Portrait Gallery's first four years.

The National Portrait Gallery

In the galleries

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

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

Creator versus character - Chris Lilley, 2009 John Tsiavis

How to be a boy

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Christopher Chapman profiles Chris Lilley, actor and creator of Angry Boys.

Barack Obama, 2018 by Kehinde Wiley

The Obama effect

Magazine article by Kim Sajet, 2018

Kim Sajet reflects on two portraits with a power that extends beyond gallery walls.

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

Welcome home, Captain Bligh 27 March 2015

Archived media releases 2015

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

Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 8 March 2018

Archived media releases 2018

Images for media use will be available from 8 March 2018.

Jørn Utzon, 2000 Ole Haupt

With a Little Help from my Friends

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

The story behind the acquisition of the portrait of Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Francis Russell Nixon, c. 1845-55 George Richmond

Sketches and sermons

Magazine article by Jessica Smith, 2009

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

"Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?", 1956

Pop goes the preconception

Magazine article by Paul Moorhouse, 2007

A National Portrait Gallery, London exhibition redefines portraiture, shifting the focus towards a new perspective on Pop Art.

Revd Dr Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, c.1795 by Sir Henry Raeburn

Great Scots

Magazine article by Diana O'Neil, 2017

Diana O’Neil samples the tartan treats on offer in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG 31 August 2015

Archived media releases 2015

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

Thomas Woolner, c. 1865 an unknown artist

The 1850s to the 1880s

Mo and beard timeline

The restrained and cultivated facial hair fashions evident through the first decades of the 1800s were on the wane by the middle of the century, when hirsute faces became mainstream.

Jean-Paul Sartre, 1946

Insightful

Magazine article by Robert McFarlane, 2004

Henri-Cartier-Bresson invented the grammar for photographing life in the 20th century.

Barry Gibb, 1970-71 Rennie Ellis

The 1950s to the present day

Mo and beard timeline

Certain European leaders (needless to name) had the effect of making certain styles of facial hair decidedly undesirable in the years immediately after World War 2.

Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath
Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath
Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath

Portrait of Captain Edward Riou, 1801 Samuel Shelley, James Heath

Portrait, stipple engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 Robert Dodd

High & Bligh

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008

Joanna Gilmour explores the 1790 portrait of William Bligh by Robert Dodd.

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

John McRae

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Self portrait, 1786 by John Kay

Alternative virtue

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

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

Part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Guardian endeavouring to escape in the boats, 1790 Robert Dodd

South-bound and down

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

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

Karen Gillan, 2010

Hot Scots

Magazine article by Christopher Baker, 2013

James Holloway describes the first portraits you encounter when entering the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Portrait Donors Listed by year

Honour board
Kinky Night. Impressions Club, 1987

Aussies all

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2006

The exhibition Aussies all features the ecclectic portrait photography of Rennie Ellis which captures Australian life during the 70s and 80s.

Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

NPPP 2009 exhibition essay

General content

Dr Christopher Chapman, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2009 Prize.

Karl Robert, Count Nesselrode, 1818 by Sir Thomas Lawrence

The Lawrence lustre

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2019

Angus Trumble salutes the glorious portraiture of Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Commander Skyring, Gang-gang cockatoo by Leila Jeffreys

A real tweet

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2016

Sarah Engledow plays wingman to Leila Jeffreys.

Margaret Whitlam, 2005 Sahlan Hayes

Glossy too

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2005

The Glossy 2 exhibition highlights the integral role magazine photography plays in illustrating and shaping our contemporary culture.

Hardtmuth 'Hottie' Lahm, 1973 Nora Heysen

Hottie's Snifter to port

Magazine article by Peter Jeffrey, 2016

Peter Jeffrey trips the hound nostalgic.

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

A guy from Paris

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2018

Sarah Engledow on a foundational gallery figure who was quick on the draw.

Benny (42nd Street Series), 1979–80 by Larry Clark

City boys

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2016

Christopher Chapman immerses himself in Larry Clark’s field of vision.

David Marr, 2011 by Nicholas Harding

Through thick and thin

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2017

Sarah Engledow likes the manifold mediums of Nicholas Harding’s portraiture.

Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett, c. 1950 (cast 1955-56) Daphne Mayo

In the round

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2009

Andrew Sayers outlines the highlights of the National Portrait Gallery's display of portrait sculpture.

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. 

Camouflage self portrait, 1986

Hide/Seek

Magazine article by David Ward, 2010

David Ward writes about the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture on display at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington.

Self-portrait in black jumper, 2017 Graeme Drendel

Be frank

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2020

Close encounters are the genesis for Graeme Drendel’s enticing portraiture.

Jim Conway, 2006 Greg Warburton

Selfhood transcended

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders and Dr Christopher Chapman, 2018

Anne Sanders and Christopher Chapman bring passionate characterisation to Express Yourself, the Portrait Gallery collection exhibition celebrating iconoclastic Australians.

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.

A Goldfields Member "The Dove of Ararat" [The Hon. William McLellan M.L.A] from the series "Masks and Faces", 1874 Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Showing character

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2016

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

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.

Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864 J. Walch & Sons
Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864 J. Walch & Sons
Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864 J. Walch & Sons

Sir Thomas Gore-Browne, 1864 J. Walch & Sons

Portrait, tinted lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Billy Hughes paperweight, n.d. an unknown artist

Mugshots

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

A toast to the acquisition of an unconventional new portrait of former Prime Minister, Stanley Melbourne Bruce.

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.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Unbuttoning uniforms

Magazine article by Sharon Peoples, 2017

Sharon Peoples contemplates costumes and the construction of identity.

Self portrait, 1988 Sidney Nolan

Me Myself I

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2001

Andrew Sayers explores the self-portraits created by Australian artist Sidney Nolan.

Eden, 2011 by Arianne McNaught

Arianne McNaught

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Untitled, Conductors, Tramways series, 1990 © Matt Nettheim

Back track

About Face article

Penelope Grist finds photographer Matt Nettheim re-visiting a formative and fulfilling career tram stop.

Rupert Murdoch, c. 1986 Joe Greenberg

Corporate Characters

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

A collection of thirty-seven caricatures by the artist Joe Greenberg capture the heroes and villians of Australian business in the 1980s.

Miss Robertson of Colac (Dolly), 1885-86

Brothers on farms

Magazine article by Malcolm Robertson, 2011

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

The Jester (self portrait), 1923 Lionel Lindsay

Bloodlines

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Michelle Fracaro describes Lionel Lindsay's woodcut The Jester (self-portrait).

Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, 1951 William Dobell

Home and away

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Sir William Dobell painted the portraits of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones and Sir Hudson Fysh, who did much to promote the image of Australia in this country and abroad.

Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka, 1936-37 Max Dupain

Vintage Max

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2003

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

Self-portrait, 1973 by Noel Counihan

Of jumpers and river gums, red

Magazine article by Diana O'Neil, 2016

Diana O’Neil on Noel Counihan’s vivid 1971 portrait of Alan Marshall.

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.

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Talking heads

About Face article

In their own words lead researcher Louise Maher on the novel project that lets the Gallery’s portraits speak for themselves.

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.

Sam and the Perfect World, 2005

The news from Washington

Magazine article by Lauretta Morton, 2006

Australia's former Cultural Attache to the USA, Ron Ramsey, describes the mood at the opening week of the revitalised American National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait of Florence Broadhurst, 1968 Joshua Smith

Be bold

Magazine article by Katherine Russell, 2007

The name of Florence Broadhurst, one of Australia’s most significant wallpaper and textile designers, is now firmly cemented in the canon of Australian art and design.

Kate Hattam, 1956 Clifton Pugh

Melbourne experience

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Diana Warnes explores the lives of Hal and Katherine 'Kate' Hattam through their portraits painted by Fred Williams and Clifton Pugh.

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.

Mural of Italian/Roman actress Anna Magnani (1908­–1973) with face mask, April 2020 Unknown artist

Of plague and portraits

About Face article

Corinna Cullen on the symbolic power of pandemic-related imagery over the ages.

The Rajah quilt, 1841 by Kezia Hayter

Material culture

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2018

The Rajah Quilt’s narrative promptings are as intriguing as the textile is intricate.

Quong Tart, 1880s

Finest quality

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2010

Joanna Gilmour explores the life of Chinese-Australian businessman and philanthropist Quong Tart.

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.

Amy Johnson wearing a woollen suit from the collection of flight clothes designed by Madame Schiaparelli for her solo flight from London to Cape Town, 1938 unknown photographer

Air wear

Magazine article by Esther Agostino, 2015

Aviation carried women’s roles in society to greater heights – fashion followed suit.

Surfing, Noosa, 1970s Stuart Spence

The play’s the thing

About Face article

Penelope Grist charts an immersive path through Stuart Spence’s photography.

Janice Wakely, 1959 Helmut Newton

Generous Janice

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr Sarah Engledow puts four gifts to the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection in context.

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Uncommon Australians The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling

General content

Sarah Engledow writes about Gordon and Marilyn Darling and their support for the National Portrait Gallery throughout its evolution.

Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould

The shipwright's arms

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour explores the life and times of convict-turned-artist William Buelow Gould.

Ms Anna Burke MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives 2015 by Jude Rae

Hired guns, bounty hunters and horse whisperers

Magazine article by Jude Rae, 2016

Jude Rae contemplates the portrait commission.

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.
Christian Waller with Baldur, Undine and Siren at Fairy Hills, 1932 by Napier Waller

Enigma

Magazine article by Grace Carroll, 2015

Grace Carroll contemplates the curious case of Christian Waller.

George Reid paperweight an unknown artist

Some prime ministers

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Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil de Cavagnial, Marquis de Vaudreuil, ca.1753-55

Canadian identities

Magazine article by Lilly Koltun, 2004

An exploration of national identity in the Canadian context drawn from the symposium Face to Face at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2004.

Ray Lawler, 2006 (printed 2010) Bill McAuley

Diamond Doll

Magazine article by Karen Vickery, 2016

Karen Vickery delights in a thespian thread of the Australian yarn.

Captain James Cook, 1837 Nathaniel Dance, William Holl, Fisher, Son & Co London

Rethinking foundational histories

Magazine article by Kate Fullagar, 2019

A focus on Indigenous-European relationships underpins Facing New Worlds. By Kate Fullagar.

Miles from nowhere, 2008 (printed 2014) from the Games of consequence series 2008 Polixeni Papapetrou

Mother’s muse

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2020

Inga Walton traces the poignant path of photographer Polixeni Papapetrou, revealed in the NGV’s summer retrospective.

Chevalier d’Eon, 1792

All dressed up

Magazine article by Jane Raffan, 2013

Jane Raffan asks do clothes make the portrait, and can the same work with a new title fetch a better price?

Yellow portrait (portrait of Alex Jelinek), 1955 Lina Bryans

Fugue in Yellow

Magazine article by Roger Benjamin, 2015

Roger Benjamin explores the intriguing union of Lina Bryans and Alex Jelinek.

Dr Edward MacMahon, 1959 by William Dobell

Bill and Ted's excellent portrait.

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2016

Sarah Engledow on Messrs Dobell and MacMahon and the art of friendship.

Self portrait, c. 1911 Frank Hurley

Of ice and men

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Frank Hurley's celebrated images document the heroism and minutiae of Australian exploration in Antarctica.

Jessie Street, 1929 Jerrold Nathan

Australia’s great internationalists

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2016

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

David Marr, 2011 by Nicholas Harding

Nicholas Harding: 28 Portraits Exhibition essay

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

The Bare story

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

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

Risky business

Magazine article by John Zubrzycki, 2016

John Zubrzycki lauds the characters of the Australian escapology trade.

‘Untitled’ - Yellow Kangaroo Paw, 2008 by Christian Thompson

The 'I' in Indigenous art

Magazine article by Jane Raffan, 2013

Jane Raffan examines unique styles of Indigenous portraiture that challenge traditional Western concepts of the artform.

Federal Statistican Knibbs, 1919 David Low

The numbers man

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

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

Sydney city (Patrick White and Tom Uren, Hiroshima Day demonstration), 1984

The activist A-list

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

Dr Sarah Engledow examines a number of figures in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery who were pioneers or substantial supporters of the seminal Australian environmental campaigns of the early 1970s and 1980s.

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.

The family, c. 1955 Charles Blackman

Big bouquet of Blackmans

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Dr. Sarah Engledow explores the context surrounding Charles Blackman's portrait of Judith Wright, Jack McKinney and their daughter Meredith.

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

Getting a head

Magazine article by Alexandra Roginski, 2015

Alexandra Roginski gets a feel for phrenology’s fundamentals.

Eileen Dunne in The Hospital for Sick Children, 1940

The incomparable Beaton

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

To accompany the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits, held at the NPG in 2005, this article is drawn from Hugo Vickers's authorised biography, Cecil Beaton (1985).

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.

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. 

Sarah Bernhardt, 1876 by Georges Clairin

Demimonde liaisons

Magazine article by Jane Raffan, 2017

Jane Raffan feasts on modernity’s entrée in the Belle Époque theatre of the demimonde.

Practising the Minuet (Miss Hilda Spong), 1893 Tom Roberts

An actress and her fans

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Dr. Sarah Engledow discovers the amazing life of Ms. Hilda Spong, little remembered star of the stage, who was captured in a portrait by Tom Roberts.

Mary (or Diana) Croker, mat woman, Colchester, 1823 by John Dempsey

Unknown drawer

Magazine article by Dr David Hansen, 2017

Dempsey’s People curator David Hansen chronicles a research tale replete with serendipity, adventure and Tasmanian tigers.

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-86 by 
John Singer Sargent

A feast of friends

Magazine article by Richard Ormond, 2015

John Singer Sargent: a painter at the vanguard of contemporary movements in music, literature and theatre.

Tom Wills, c. 1870 by William Handcock

Secure the shadow ere the substance fade

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

The tragic tale of Tom Wills, the ‘inventor’ of Australian Rules Football.

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 John Webber

Thrown together

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2009

Shipmates for years, James Cook and Joseph Banks each kept a journal but neither man shed light on their relationship.

Helen Blaxland judging flower arrangements, c. 1940s photographer unknown

Petal to the mettle

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2019

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

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.

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.

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation Lecture, 28 May 2011

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

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