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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.

Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Current exhibition

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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APS6 First Nations Curator

Applications close midnight Monday 19 September 2022
Employment opportunities

The First Nations Curator will work with the collection and exhibitions team in the development and delivery of exhibitions and programs, including but not limited to First Nations content; and liaise with and build strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, communities, and other key stakeholders, locally and across Australia.

Living Memory panel discussion

Panel discussion

First broadcast on Saturday 31 July
General content

A dynamic panel discussion that interrogates some of the themes revealed in Living Memory.

Tommy Woodcock and Reckless

Australian racing legends and best friends

Devotion

The mane thing is trust

Kristina
Kristina
Kristina

Kristina, 1984 (printed 2013)

Michael Riley
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2013

Kristina
Kristina
Kristina

Kristina, 1986 (printed 2013)

Michael Riley
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2013

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011

Kristin Headlam
Portrait, oil on linen

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with the assistance of the Circle of Friends 2014

Rayner Hoff
Rayner Hoff
Rayner Hoff

Rayner Hoff, 1924

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tim Burstall, Andamooka (filming of the Last of the Knucklemen)
Tim Burstall, Andamooka (filming of the Last of the Knucklemen)
Tim Burstall, Andamooka (filming of the Last of the Knucklemen)

Tim Burstall, Andamooka (filming of the Last of the Knucklemen), c. 1979

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi

My Favourite Australian

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2009

The Australian public was invited in 2008 to vote for their favourite Australian.  After the votes were tallied an exhibition of the top-ten Popular Australians and the top-twenty unsung heroes was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery.

Megan Gale

Glamour vs grunge

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Christopher Chapman examines the battle of glamour vs. grunge which played out in the fashion and advertising of the 1990s.

Sir Les Patterson
Sir Les Patterson
Sir Les Patterson

Sir Les Patterson, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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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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