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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.

Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore

David Moore part two In their own words

In their own words

Recorded 1973

Darling Portrait Prize People's Choice Award announcement video: 5 minutes

People's Choice Award announcement

General content

We are delighted to announce the winner of the $10,000 People's Choice Award for the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize is David Darcy for his painting of farmer and environmentalist Wendy Bowman.

Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts
Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts
Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts

Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 David Potts

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Portrait of an Artist (Self portrait), 1944 David Strachan
Portrait of an Artist (Self portrait), 1944 David Strachan
Portrait of an Artist (Self portrait), 1944 David Strachan

Portrait of an Artist (Self portrait), 1944 David Strachan

Portrait, oil on canvas board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Bookmakers at race meeting, England, c. 1954 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bookmakers at race meeting, England, c. 1954 (printed 2000) David Moore
Bookmakers at race meeting, England, c. 1954 (printed 2000) David Moore

Bookmakers at race meeting, England, c. 1954 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore
Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore
Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore

Racegoers, Melbourne Cup, 1991 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001.

Copeman, gardener, Great Yarmouth by John Dempsey

Dempsey's people A folio of British street portraits 1824–1844

Previous exhibition, 2017

Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824–1844 is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century.

Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore
Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore
Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore

Semi self portrait, Hunter Valley, 1992 (printed 2000) David Moore

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
The series 'David Moore: From Face to Face' was acquired as a gift of the artist and with financial assistance from Timothy Fairfax AC and L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Self portrait, 1976 (printed 2005) David Malin
Self portrait, 1976 (printed 2005) David Malin
Self portrait, 1976 (printed 2005) David Malin

Self portrait, 1976 (printed 2005) David Malin

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Thua Tich, South Vietnam, 1969-06 by Christopher Bellis

The jungle look

Magazine article by David Gist, 2019

David Gist steps beyond the public relations veneer of Australia’s official Vietnam War portrait photographs.

Thomas Gainsborough, c.1758-59 by Thomas Gainsborough

Keep it in the family

Magazine article by David Solkin, 2019

David Solkin ponders the provocations and inspirations of the enigmatic Thomas Gainsborough.

Mary (or Diana) Croker, mat woman, Colchester, 1823 by John Dempsey

Unknown drawer

Magazine article by Dr David Hansen, 2017

Dempsey’s People curator David Hansen chronicles a research tale replete with serendipity, adventure and Tasmanian tigers.

Karlo, 2017 by David Rosetzky

Observation point

Magazine article by David Rosetzky, 2019

I work with portraiture as a way to explore the nuances and complexities of contemporary selfhood and subjectivity.

David McAllister video: 4 minutes 45 seconds

David McAllister 'Complex stories without words'

Portrait story

Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister describes the trajectory of his relationship with dance.

David Malangi Daymirringu, 1986 Martin van der Wal
David Malangi Daymirringu, 1986 Martin van der Wal
David Malangi Daymirringu, 1986 Martin van der Wal

David Malangi Daymirringu, 1986 Martin van der Wal

Portrait, inkjet print on rag paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

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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.