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

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria, 1901

The Illustrated London News after Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant
Portrait, photogravure on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Michael Riley's portraits

Portrait story

Linda Burney, Brenda Croft and Darrell Sibosado share memories of Michael Riley and his photographic practice.

La Perouse
La Perouse
La Perouse

La Perouse, 1830s

Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Portrait of Marjorie Cotton
Portrait of Marjorie Cotton
Portrait of Marjorie Cotton

Portrait of Marjorie Cotton, 1969

Jean Isherwood OAM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Marjorie Cotton Isherwood 2002

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster
Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster

Portrait of Dr Johann Reinhold Forster and his son George Forster, c. 1780

Jean Francois Rigaud
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased with funds provided by the Liangis family, the Ian Potter Foundation and John Schaeffer AO 2009

Dame Jean Macnamara

Dame Jean Macnamara

Google Arts and Culture
Learning resources

Learn about the Australian doctor and scientist who dedicated her life to the research and treatment of poliomyelitis. For Year 5 – 7 students.

Portrait 47

Spring/Summer 2014
Magazine

This issue features Michael Riley, TextaQueen, Thea Proctor, Jean Appleton, In the flesh, digital identity and more.

Blek Bala MJ, 2017 video: 6 minutes

Blek Bala MJ, 2017

by Timothy Hillier
General content

Finalist, DPA 2017
Single channel HD digital video

Hetti

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.

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
Sir Macfarlane Burnet
Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet, late 1960s

Louis Kahan AO
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

Sir Macfarlane Burnet
Sir Macfarlane Burnet
Sir Macfarlane Burnet

Sir Macfarlane Burnet, late 1970s

Louis Kahan AO
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1998

London, 1952 by Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt

A Retrospective
Previous exhibition, 2002

From Brandt's early work that documents fixed social contrasts of pre-World War II life in Britain to his later experimentation with a surreal style, this exhibition spans 50 years of Brandt's far reaching career in an extensive assemblage of 155 vintage gelatin silver prints from the Bill Brandt Archive in London.

Wally (Wouter) De Backer
Wally (Wouter) De Backer
Wally (Wouter) De Backer

Wally (Wouter) De Backer, 2013 (printed 2014)

Julian Kingma
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

Kylie, 2004

Kylie

An Exhibition
Previous exhibition, 2005

Kylie Minogue, one of Australia's most famous cultural exports is now the subject of her own exhibition.

Our only concern is the void, 2013 video: 12 minutes

Our only concern is the void, 2013

by Nik Lee
General content

Winner, MDPA 2013

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