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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.

Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales
Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales

Gordon Andrews, Cottage Rock, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, 1968 (printed 2000)

David Moore
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Dorothy Gordon
Dorothy Gordon
Dorothy Gordon

Dorothy Gordon, c. 1922

Melbourne Spurr
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Gordon Shepherdson
Gordon Shepherdson
Gordon Shepherdson

Gordon Shepherdson, 1980

Andrew Sibley
Portrait, brush and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gordon Chater
Gordon Chater
Gordon Chater

Gordon Chater, c. 1993 (printed 2017)

Robert McFarlane
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Gordon Andrews at Lovett Bay NSW
Gordon Andrews at Lovett Bay NSW
Gordon Andrews at Lovett Bay NSW

Gordon Andrews at Lovett Bay NSW, 1996

Anthony Browell
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's
Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's
Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's

Dorothy Gordon, in part costume for Rudolph Valentino's "In Blood and Sand", c. 1922

Melbourne Spurr
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2016

Will Dyson
Will Dyson
Will Dyson

Will Dyson, c. 1931

Gordon Furlee Brown
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

William Beckwith McInnes
William Beckwith McInnes
William Beckwith McInnes

William Beckwith McInnes, n.d.

Gordon Furlee Brown
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 1999

Gordon Darling

by Jiawei Shen
Portrait story

Gordon Darling talks about how Jiawei Shen came to paint his portrait.

The Reverend Dr. Gordon Powell AM.MA.BD
The Reverend Dr. Gordon Powell AM.MA.BD
The Reverend Dr. Gordon Powell AM.MA.BD

The Reverend Dr. Gordon Powell AM.MA.BD, c. 1986

Donald Cameron
Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Powell and Beynon families 2010

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

Portrait of a patron

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2007

A new painting by Jiawei Shen captures the vision and resolve of the Gallery's founder, L. Gordon Darling AC CMG.

Lord Casey
Lord Casey
Lord Casey

Lord Casey, 1938

Gordon Furlee Brown
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane
General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane

General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1850 (published)

James Faed, W Wilding after John Watson Gordon
Portrait, mezzotint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2008

Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Gordon and Marilyn Darling, 1994

Francis Reiss and June Orford
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Francis Reiss 2009

Andy Thomas

Uncommon Australians

The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling
Previous exhibition, 2015

This exhibition showcases portraits acquired through the generosity of the National Portrait Gallery’s Founding Patrons, L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC.

Barry Humphries

Uncommon Australians

The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling
General content

Sarah Engledow writes about Gordon and Marilyn Darling and their support for the National Portrait Gallery throughout its evolution.

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