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

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

3 Mordants, 2011 Adam Cullen
3 Mordants, 2011 Adam Cullen
3 Mordants, 2011 Adam Cullen

3 Mordants, 2011 Adam Cullen

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

Listening to Light, Simon Mordant, 2015 Chloe Vallance
Listening to Light, Simon Mordant, 2015 Chloe Vallance
Listening to Light, Simon Mordant, 2015 Chloe Vallance

Listening to Light, Simon Mordant, 2015 Chloe Vallance

Portrait, mixed media (synthetic polymer paint, gouache, water, coloured pencils and ink) on plywood

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mordant Family Collection
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program 2016

Angus Trumble

Angus Trumble

Biography

Angus Trumble was born and raised in Melbourne. He studied Fine Arts and History at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1986.

Geo Face Distributor, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor, 2009 James Angus

Geo Face Distributor, 2009 James Angus

Portrait, enamel paint on cast aluminium

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds donated by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Cathy Freeman, 1994 Montalbetti+Campbell

Australian Portraits Radio National Books and Arts

Learning resources

In this ten-part series on Australian portraits, Angus Trumble and Fiona Gruber hold a wide-ranging, thought-provoking and often unexpected face-off with history and culture.

William Bligh, c. 1776 John Webber

Old Blighty

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble ponders the many faces of William Bligh.

Dame Mabel Brookes, c.1955 William Dargie

The hands have it

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble treats the gallery’s collection with a dab hand.

Mrs NR Mackintosh (Anne) by Ruth Hollick

Natural, artistic and unselfconscious

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble gazes at the once bright star of photographer Ruth Hollick.

Acacius (Stigmata) - portrait of Tony Carden, 1991 AñA Wojak

Stigma stigmata

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2015

Angus Trumble provides poignant context for Aña Wojak’s portrait of Tony Carden.

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.

Angus Young, AC/DC, LA, 1978 Rennie Ellis
Angus Young, AC/DC, LA, 1978 Rennie Ellis
Angus Young, AC/DC, LA, 1978 Rennie Ellis

Angus Young, AC/DC, LA, 1978 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Angus Young, 2003 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne
Angus Young, 2003 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne
Angus Young, 2003 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne

Angus Young, 2003 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

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

Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Previous exhibition, 2015

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 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.

Geo Face Distributor, 2009 James Angus

Abstraction and figuration

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

James Angus discusses his major sculpture commission Geo Face Distributor with Christopher Chapman.

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

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