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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.

Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak
Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak
Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak

Study for a portrait of Alex Wodak, c. 2005

Nick Mourtzakis
Portrait, conte pencil and pastel on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Jack Wodak 2006
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Bernard Katz
Sir Bernard Katz
Sir Bernard Katz

Sir Bernard Katz, 1993 (printed 2003)

Nick Sinclair
Portrait, bromide print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Sir John Cornforth
Sir John Cornforth
Sir John Cornforth

Sir John Cornforth, 1993 (printed 2003)

Nick Sinclair
Portrait, bromide print on photographic paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Nick Farr-Jones
Nick Farr-Jones
Nick Farr-Jones

Nick Farr-Jones, 2019

James Brickwood
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds from the Patrick Corrigan Portrait Commission Series 2019

David Chalmers

'Consciousness, iPhones and philosophical zombies'
Portrait story

Professor David Chalmers explains his interest in philosophy and introduces some of his theories on the conscious mind.

Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party)
Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party)
Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard (of The Birthday Party)

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

Nick Mourtzakis

A non-material and non-physical portrait

Lecture, 21 May 2011
General content

Inner Worlds features the recently commissioned portrait of world-renowned philosopher of consciousness David Chalmers by Melbourne-based artist Nick Mourtzakis.

Divide (Self portrait)

Dissections

Layered portraits from the collection
Previous exhibition, 2016

This display sets two impressive portraits from the collection into direct dialogue: Sam Jinks’ sculptural self portrait and Nick Mourtzakis’ painted portrait of David Chalmers, along with related maquette and sketches.Together they explore physical and psychological manifestations of the strata of self-hood.

The Boys Next Door
The Boys Next Door
The Boys Next Door

The Boys Next Door, 1978

Michel Lawrence
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Paul Hester
Paul Hester
Paul Hester

Paul Hester, 1987 (printed 2021)

Alan Mitchell
Portrait, inkjet print on canvas

Gift of the artist 2021

Mark and Nick Seymour
Mark and Nick Seymour
Mark and Nick Seymour

Mark and Nick Seymour, 1997

Nathan Kelly
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

George Miller
George Miller
George Miller

George Miller, 2002 (printed 2004)

Karin Catt
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley
Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley
Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley

Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley, 1994

Jeffrey Smart
Portrait, pencil on paper

Bequest of Nick Enright AM 2004

Dave Graney
Dave Graney
Dave Graney

Dave Graney, 1996

Bleddyn Butcher
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

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