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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.

The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards
The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards
The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards

The Seekers reunite 50 years on, 2011 Helen Edwards

Portrait, synthetic polymer on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis
The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis
The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis

The Seekers, 1993 Rennie Ellis

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker
Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker
Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker

Graham Kennedy and the Seekers in Melbourne, c. 1967 Robert Whitaker

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2007

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.

Burnum Burnum, 1987 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle
Burnum Burnum, 1987 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle
Burnum Burnum, 1987 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle

Burnum Burnum, 1987 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by James Bain AM and Janette Bain 2010

Megan Gale, 2002 Ellen Dahl

Glamour vs grunge

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Christopher Chapman examines the battle of glamour vs. grunge which played out in the fashion and advertising of the 1990s.

Portrait 30 December 2008 - February 2009

Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the inaugural hang of the new National Portrait Gallery, Cadel Evans, Stuart O'Grady, Robbie McEwen, Casey Stoner, Bruce Petty and more.

Margel and Tarquin, Canberra, c. 1945 Frank Hinder

Frank and Margel Hinder In Conversation: virtual event

Event, Friday 27 November

Join Sandra Bruce, Director Collection & Exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, as she explores the progressive and successful relationship of artists and couple Margel and Frank Hinder.

Free.
Interview with Harry Borden video: 2 minutes

Michael Hutchence by Harry Borden

Portrait story

An interview with photographer Harry Borden about his portrait of Michael Hutchence.

Anne Lambert, actor by Stuart Campbell

Between Light and Shadow Portraits by Stuart Campbell

Previous exhibition, 2011

The late Australian photographer Stuart Campbell produced superb photographs of Australian actors of stage and screen.

Prince William of Wales, by Mario Testino, 2003 publ. September 2003.
Credit: Mario Testino

Vanity Fair Portraits Photographs 1913-2008

Previous exhibition, 2009

Vanity Fair Portraits traces the birth and evolution of photographic portraiture through the archives of Vanity Fair magazine.

Vanity Fair, April, 2004

International issue

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond looks at the history of the Vanity Fair magazine in conjunction with the exhibition Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008

Tommy Woodcock and Reckless, 1977 (printed 2010) Bruce Postle

Australian racing legends and best friends

Devotion

The mane thing is trust

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by the Founding Patron, L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2000

Self portrait, 1949 Louis Kahan

Favourite books of our Friends

Circle of Friends

A list of books our Friends nominated as their favourite

We would like to thank our partners.
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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.