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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.

Self portrait, 1948 Grace Cossington Smith

Modern Australian Women

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

Close contemporaries, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith were frequently sources of inspiration and irritation to each other. 

Portrait jug of Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 1925-28 Ashtead Potters Limited, Surrey, UK, Percy Metcalfe
Portrait jug of Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 1925-28 Ashtead Potters Limited, Surrey, UK, Percy Metcalfe
Portrait jug of Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 1925-28 Ashtead Potters Limited, Surrey, UK, Percy Metcalfe

Portrait jug of Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 1925-28 Ashtead Potters Limited, Surrey, UK, Percy Metcalfe

Portrait, glazed ceramic

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Sidney Myer, 1936 Paul Montford

Four from the 30s

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2003

Australia's tradition of sculpted portraits stretches back to the early decades of the nineteenth century and continues to sustain a group of dedicated sculptors.

Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore

Lifelines Medical advocates

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Fiona Stanley, Fiona Wood, Fred Hollows, Patrick McGorry and John Yu

Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Previous exhibition, 2019

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.

Tom Roberts, 1920 Alice Mills OAM
Tom Roberts, 1920 Alice Mills OAM
Tom Roberts, 1920 Alice Mills OAM

Tom Roberts, 1920 Alice Mills OAM

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gerard Vaughan 2001

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

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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.