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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.

Mandawuy Yunupingu, 1991 (printed 2011) Lorrie Graham

Resilience Indigenous leadership

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Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Neville Bonner, Lowitja O'Donoghue, Mandawuy Yunupingu and Adam Goodes

Jokowi, Indonesia, 2014 by Adam Ferguson

Statement from Mr Angus Trumble 30 April 2015

Archived media releases 2015

Today, Mr Angus Trumble, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, expanded on his reasons for removing the photographic portrait of Indonesian President Joko Widodo from exhibition.

Hetti, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Beauty and strength Portraits by Michael Riley

Previous exhibition, 2014

Influential Indigenous Australian artist Michael Riley (1960 - 2004) created these portrait photographs between 1984 and 1990 - they stand as an intricately connected group portrait of the vibrant urban-based Indigenous arts community in Sydney's inner-west at a formative moment.

Layne Beachley, 2008 Petrina Hicks

Collection: Icons Volume One

Previous exhibition, 2018

When a portrait communicates determination and individuality as boldly as these do, it has the potential to become an iconic image. For the Gallery’s 20th birthday this display brings together a group contemporary photographic portraits of inspiring women and men.

Gazira Babeli

doppelgänger

Previous exhibition, 2009

doppelgänger is the second in a series of virtual exhibitions held by the National Portrait Gallery that explore contemporary notions of portraiture in the online environment.

William Johnson (1873—1948) by Percy Leason

Recognition Percy Leason's Aboriginal Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

Originally conceived as an anthropological record, Percy Leason’s powerful 1934 portraits of Victorian Aboriginal people are today considered to be a highlight of 20th century Australian portraiture

Professor Brian Schmidt, 2015 David Roberts
Professor Brian Schmidt, 2015 David Roberts
Professor Brian Schmidt, 2015 David Roberts

Professor Brian Schmidt, 2015 David Roberts

Portrait, 3 gelatin silver photographs

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2015

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, 1812 N Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips
Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, 1812 N Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips
Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, 1812 N Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips

Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society, 1812 N Schiavonetti after Thomas Phillips

Portrait, line engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley
Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley
Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley

Sir Joseph Banks, 1802 William Ridley

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Gina and Ted Gregg 2010

David Campese II, 2000 Paul Newton

Sporting Archibald

Previous exhibition, 2000
Celebrating the focus on sport during 2000, this special exhibition features our national sporting heroes and heroines immortalised on canvas
Shane Warne, 2006 Robin Sellick

Flash Australian Athletes in Focus

Previous exhibition, 2006

Introduction The National Portrait Gallery’s photographic exhibition Flash: Australian Athletes in Focus explores various interpretations of Australian sporting men and women.

Sisters, 2015 by André Brönnimann

Adam’s Prize Apples

Magazine article by Pamela Gerrish Nunn, 2016

Pamela Gerrish Nunn explores New Zealand’s premium award for portraiture.

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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.