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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.

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Martin Sharp by Garry Shead

Portrait story

Artists Garry Shead and Martin Sharp recount their friendship and the creation of Martin's portrait.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin

Mandy Martin, 1990

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, type C Duraflex print on paper

Gift of Leo Christie 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Grant
Martin Grant
Martin Grant

Martin Grant, 2004

Julian Kingma
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1986

Garry Shead
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Catherine Martin
Catherine Martin
Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin, 2001 (printed 2006)

Douglas Kirkland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1980

William Yang
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, c. 1974

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Get Wet series (Martin Plaza)
Get Wet series (Martin Plaza)
Get Wet series (Martin Plaza)

Get Wet series (Martin Plaza), 1979

Paul Worstead
Portrait, screenprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Creatures of Leisure series (Martin Plaza)
Creatures of Leisure series (Martin Plaza)
Creatures of Leisure series (Martin Plaza)

Creatures of Leisure series (Martin Plaza), 1982

Paul Worstead
Portrait, screenprint on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Study for the portrait of Aldo Giurgola
Study for the portrait of Aldo Giurgola
Study for the portrait of Aldo Giurgola

Study for the portrait of Aldo Giurgola, 2005

Mandy Martin
Portrait, gouache, fibre tip pen and natural pigment on colour photocopy

Gift of the artist 2005

Aldo Giurgola
Aldo Giurgola
Aldo Giurgola

Aldo Giurgola, 2005

Mandy Martin
Portrait, ochre, pigment and oil on canvas (triptych)

Gift of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects 2005

Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly, 2007

Martin Philbey
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Aldo Giurgola

A Life in Service

Magazine article by Mandy Martin, 2005

Artist Mandy Martin describes the creation of her portrait of Aldo Giurgola, principal architect of Australia's Parliament House.

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