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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Rolling Stones fans, Sydney

‘Never break this heart of stone’

Lust

Desired by millions

Robert H. Black MD

The artist and the doctor

Lust

Art, war, scandal

Reputedly Elizabeth Macarthur, 1785-1790 Unknown

The most material advantages

Devotion

A one-in-a-thousand woman

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Entry guidelines 2023

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

Read the full requirements for entering the prize.

Amrita Hepi standing in front of a dressing room mirror surrounded by lights

Amrita Hepi

Artists and Collectives

Bundjulung/Ngapuhi woman Amrita Hepi’s work considers the body’s relationship to personal histories and archive, and investigates dance as social function.

I dream of Sam Neill when I go to bed, 1986 Davida Allen

The actor, the artist, her life and her fantasies

Lust

Feeling sexy

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts

Who is Lillie Roberts?

Devotion

Talented wife for a talented husband

Ruby Hunter

The Legend of Ruby and Archie

Devotion

A bond in song

Lucy Escott

An international troupe of two

It's Complicated

Office romance

Julia Matthews

Of Burke, Wills ... and wills

It's Complicated

Infatuation and (ill-fated) exploration

Angelica Mesiti in profile wearing a white linen shirt in front of a dark leafy hedge

Angelica Mesiti

Artists and Collectives

Internationally renowned, Paris-based artist Angelica Mesiti creates video installations that are absorbing and profound experiences for audiences.

Tim Winton

2020 Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

In 2020 the Annual Appeal was focussed on Sally Robinson's remarkable portrait of author Tim Winton.

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We are grateful to our supporters who help us care for, exhibit and study the Gallery's Collection and to offer programs that bring our portraits to life.

All that fall artist interviews video: 4 minutes

All that fall artist interviews

General content

Lawrence English, Ellis Hutch and Lee Grant talk about the works they created for All that fall.

Hetti

A photographer’s glamorous friends

Nearest & Dearest

Community, arts, activism

The uncertain recovery, 2012 by Arianne McNaught

Arianne McNaught

Finalist interviews

I think the most important thing in capturing candid shots is to never take the photo when people are expecting you to press the shutter. The more poignant moments are not the stock standard images of people looking at the camera smiling but after or before when they are really interacting with each other.

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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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