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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.

Zelman Cowen
Zelman Cowen
Zelman Cowen

Zelman Cowen, c. 1977

Ray Crooke AM
Portrait, pencil and oil on canvas laid on chipboard

Gift of David Crooke 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen

Sir Zelman Cowen, 1982

Andrew Sibley
Portrait, pencil, brush and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2010
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen
Sir Zelman Cowen

Sir Zelman Cowen, 2000

Wes Walters
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marc Besen AO and Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2000

Barry McDonald
Barry McDonald
Barry McDonald

Barry McDonald, 1997

Selina Snow
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999

The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM
The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM
The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM

The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM, 2019

Pamela Joyce, Australian Tapestry Workshop
Portrait, wool and cotton tapestry

Gift of The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM 2021

Gaby Kennard
Gaby Kennard
Gaby Kennard

Gaby Kennard, 2020

Lisa Tomasetti
Portrait, archival pigment print on paper

Purchased with funds provided by Joan Connery OAM 2020

Lowitja O'Donoghue

Anatomist's eye

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2016

Robert Hannaford has completed around 400 portraits over the span of his career. 

David Malouf

2012-13 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

The Circle of Friends Acquisition Fund for 2012 was dedicated to purchasing a portrait of David Malouf by Rick Amor.

Ron Grainer

Dr Who?

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2002

It is not well known that the person who composed the famous theme music for the BBC's Doctor Who series was Australian Ron Grainer.

Angus Trumble Director, National Portrait Gallery

Cherish the brethren

About Face article

Fortunately, perhaps, there is no instruction manual for newly appointed art museum directors.

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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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