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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.

Margaret Wilson
Margaret Wilson
Margaret Wilson

Margaret Wilson, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Mary MacQueen
Mary MacQueen
Mary MacQueen

Mary MacQueen, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Helen Eager
Helen Eager
Helen Eager

Helen Eager, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Chandler Coventry
Chandler Coventry
Chandler Coventry

Chandler Coventry, 1999

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2021

Marilyn Darling AC
Marilyn Darling AC
Marilyn Darling AC

Marilyn Darling AC, 2010

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, colour transparency on lightbox

Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2010

Penelope Seidler
Penelope Seidler
Penelope Seidler

Penelope Seidler, 2019 (printed 2021)

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, pigment ink print on paper

Purchased 2021

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin

Mandy Martin, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Susan Norrie
Susan Norrie
Susan Norrie

Susan Norrie, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Kerry Lester
Kerry Lester
Kerry Lester

Kerry Lester, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Ada Bird Petyarre
Ada Bird Petyarre
Ada Bird Petyarre

Ada Bird Petyarre, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

The cook (Michael Schmidt/architect), 1987

Hall of mirrors

Magazine article by Naomi Cass, 2007

Naomi Cass, Director of the Centre of Contemporary Photography, in conversation with Anne Zahalka.

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The Hon. Alex Chernov AC QC, 2019

Anne Middleton
Portrait, oil on linen

Gift of twenty members of the Victorian Bar 2020

Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters
Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters

Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 1999

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2021

Lady Barkly
Lady Barkly
Lady Barkly

Lady Barkly, 1863

Batchelder & O'Neill
Portrait, albumen silver carte de visite on card

Purchased 2014

Sarah and Ann Jacob
Sarah and Ann Jacob
Sarah and Ann Jacob

Sarah and Ann Jacob, c. 1866

Townsend Duryea
Portrait, carte de visite photograph

Purchased 2018

Exhibition essays

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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