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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.

Self portrait, 1909

Bess Norriss Tait
Portrait, watercolour and bodycolour on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Barbara and Jim Higgins 2010

Face the music

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2005

Drawn from the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Face the Music explores the remarkable talents and achievements of Australian musicians, composers, conductors and celebrities associated with the music industry.

Barry McDonald, 1997

Selina Snow
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 1999

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Donors

$10,000 - $49,999
Honour board

Face the Music

Previous exhibition, 2005

Australia has become recognised for the range and talent of its musicians, composers, conductors and celebrities in general associated with the music industry

Anne Levy, 2011

Hugh Adamson
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Anne Levy AO 2014

2012-13 Supporters

Annual Appeal 2020

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

Portrait of Lin Bloomfield, 1992

Frank Hinder
Portrait, mixed media, fibre-tipped pen, pencil charcoal, pastel, gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lin Bloomfield 2017

Australian of the Year

Inspiring a Nation
Previous exhibition, 2010

The Australian of the Year Awards have often provoked controversy about who is selected and whether their achievements are remarkable.

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Supporters

$5,000 - $9,999
Honour board

Gaby Kennard, 2020

Lisa Tomasetti
Portrait, archival pigment print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Joan Connery OAM 2020

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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 National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency