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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.

Smalltown Boy (Surfers Paradise)
Smalltown Boy (Surfers Paradise)
Smalltown Boy (Surfers Paradise)

Smalltown Boy (Surfers Paradise), 2018

The Huxleys
Portrait, giclee print on paper

Purchased 2021

Smalltown Boy (Perth)
Smalltown Boy (Perth)
Smalltown Boy (Perth)

Smalltown Boy (Perth), 2018

The Huxleys
Portrait, giclee print on paper

Purchased 2021

Art Handlers' Award 2016

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The winner of our Art Handlers' Award receives $1000 and free return transport for their photograph, courtesy of International Art Services.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1846

George French Angas
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Purchased 1999

Gaby Kennard
Gaby Kennard
Gaby Kennard

Gaby Kennard, 2020

Lisa Tomasetti
Portrait, archival pigment print on paper

Purchased with funds provided by Joan Connery OAM 2020

Sarah Engledow and Acorn, 2016 by Mark Mohell

Explore The Popular Pet Show

The artists and their furry friends
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Curator, Sarah Engledow, introduces the artists and the animals in The Popular Pet Show.

Escape, 2006 by Eddy Collett

Headspace 7

Me and My Place
Previous exhibition, 2006

Headspace 7: Me and My Place, the seventh in the National Portrait Gallery's series of student exhibitions, will be presented at Commonwealth Place. Me and My Place is the curatorial theme for the 2006 exhibition.

Sir Frank Packer KBE

Judy Cassab

The artist's diary
Previous exhibition, 2013

The artist's diary profiles six decades of Cassab's work, from the early portrait commissions of the 1950s to later paintings that have helped confirm her eminent place in the canon of Australian portraiture.

Geoff Cousins
Geoff Cousins
Geoff Cousins

Geoff Cousins, 2017

David Naseby
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Geoff Cousins AM 2007

Nambin (black headed python), 2018 by Shirley Purdie

Skin names

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The first row of paintings depict stories relating to kinship, introducing significant women relatives.

Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver, 2018

John Tsiavis
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2018

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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