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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.

Peter O'Shaughnessy, 1947 Howard Matthews
Peter O'Shaughnessy, 1947 Howard Matthews
Peter O'Shaughnessy, 1947 Howard Matthews

Peter O'Shaughnessy, 1947 Howard Matthews

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan
Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan
Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan

Lord Florey, n.d. Louis Kahan

Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Florence Austral, c. 1930 Howard Barron
Florence Austral, c. 1930 Howard Barron
Florence Austral, c. 1930 Howard Barron

Florence Austral, c. 1930 Howard Barron

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the University of Newcastle (Australia) 2007

Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party), 1983 Bleddyn Butcher
Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party), 1983 Bleddyn Butcher
Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party), 1983 Bleddyn Butcher

Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party), 1983 Bleddyn Butcher

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Interview with Marc de Jong  video: 2 minutes

Nick Cave by Howard Arkley

Portrait story

An interview with graffiti artist Marc de Jong about the art of Howard Arkley.

Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley

On commission

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2002

Former NPG Director Andrew Sayers discusses the art of commissioning portraits.

Tresco Rowe, 1965 Judy Cassab
Tresco Rowe, 1965 Judy Cassab
Tresco Rowe, 1965 Judy Cassab

Tresco Rowe, 1965 Judy Cassab

Portrait, oil on canvas

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

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.

Cadel Evans, 2008 Matthys Gerber

Winning in technicolor

Magazine article by Alistair McGhie, 2009

Alistair McGhie writes about the portraits of three of Australia's top professional cyclists: Cadel Evans, Stuart O'Grady and Robbie McEwen painted by Matthys Gerber.

The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence
The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence
The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence

The Boys Next Door, 1978 Michel Lawrence

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

My Favourite Australian

My Favourite Australian

Previous exhibition, 2008

My Favourite Australian is a project developed in collaboration with ABC TV and the people of Australia.

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.

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.

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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.