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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.

Neil Murray, 2008 Peter Hudson
Neil Murray, 2008 Peter Hudson
Neil Murray, 2008 Peter Hudson

Neil Murray, 2008 Peter Hudson

Portrait, pastel and watercolour on paper

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

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Murray Bail, c. 1980 (printed 2018) Jacqueline Mitelman

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

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

William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray
William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray
William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray

William Dampier, c. 1780 unknown artist after Thomas Murray

Portrait, copper-line engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams
Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams

Stephen Murray-Smith, 1980 Fred Williams

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lyn Williams AM 2011
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore
Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, Oxford, c. 1957 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series David Moore: From Face to Face was acquired by gift of the artist and financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Neil Murray, 2008 Peter Hudson

True fella

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond profiles the Australian songwriter and performer Neil Murray and his contribution to Australian music.

Les Murray, 1995 David Naseby

Poets' Portraits

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

The Portrait Gallery's paintings of two poets, Les Murray and Peter Porter, demonstrate two very different artists' responses to the challenge of representing more than usually sensitive and imaginative men.

Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence

Lt. Genrl. the Rt Honble. Sir George Murray G.C.B., G.C.H. &c., 1838 John Cochran after Sir Thomas Lawrence

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan
Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan
Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan

Murray Rose, Jon Henricks and John Devitt, 1955 Ern McQuillan

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2004

Matt Moran, 2004 Murray Fredericks and Lisa Giles
Matt Moran, 2004 Murray Fredericks and Lisa Giles
Matt Moran, 2004 Murray Fredericks and Lisa Giles

Matt Moran, 2004 Murray Fredericks and Lisa Giles

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Murray Fredericks and Lisa Giles 2005

Mabel Forrest, 1917 Murray Studio (Brisbane & Gympie)
Mabel Forrest, 1917 Murray Studio (Brisbane & Gympie)
Mabel Forrest, 1917 Murray Studio (Brisbane & Gympie)

Mabel Forrest, 1917 Murray Studio (Brisbane & Gympie)

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Clifton Pugh painting in the studio, 1974 Fred Williams

Painting mates

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2011

Michael Desmond discusses Fred Williams' portraits of friends, artist Clifton Pugh, David Aspden and writer Stephen Murray-Smith, and the stylistic connections between his portraits and landscapes.

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.

The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth
The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth

The Godfrey family of Melways guides, 2009 Francis Reiss and June Orford, Tim Ainsworth

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd
The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd

The Catholic Hierarchy of Australia, 1869 Archibald McDonald, Henry Samuel Sadd

Portrait, albumen photograph on carte de visite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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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.