Skip to main content

Ticketed entry is in place to safely manage your visit so please book ahead. Need to cancel or rejig? Email bookings@npg.gov.au

Menu

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.

Interview with Martin Sharp and Garry Shead video: 2 minutes

Martin Sharp by Garry Shead

Portrait story

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

Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma
Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma
Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma

Martin Grant, 2004 Julian Kingma

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Mandy Martin, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Mandy Martin, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Mandy Martin, 1990 Anne Zahalka

Mandy Martin, 1990 Anne Zahalka

Portrait, direct positive colour photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Leo Christie 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead
Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead
Martin Sharp, 1986 Garry Shead

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, 2001 (printed 2006) Douglas Kirkland
Catherine Martin, 2001 (printed 2006) Douglas Kirkland
Catherine Martin, 2001 (printed 2006) Douglas Kirkland

Catherine Martin, 2001 (printed 2006) Douglas Kirkland

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang
Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Martin Sharp, 1980 William Yang

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight

Martin Sharp, c. 1974 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Martin Sharp, 1993 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, 1993 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, 1993 Greg Weight

Martin Sharp, 1993 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight

Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight
Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight

Martin Sharp, 1971 Greg Weight

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Get Wet series (Martin Plaza), 1979 Paul Worstead
Get Wet series (Martin Plaza), 1979 Paul Worstead
Get Wet series (Martin Plaza), 1979 Paul Worstead

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), 1982 Paul Worstead
Creatures of Leisure series (Martin Plaza), 1982 Paul Worstead
Creatures of Leisure series (Martin Plaza), 1982 Paul Worstead

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, 2005 Mandy Martin
Study for the portrait of Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Study for the portrait of Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin

Study for the portrait of Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey
Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey
Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey

Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin

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.

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Patrick Corrigan AM 2009

We would like to thank our partners.
© National Portrait Gallery 2020
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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.