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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.

William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist
William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist
William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist

William Walford, c. 1873 an unknown artist

Portrait, pastel on photographic image on paper on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Estate of Leslie Walford AM 2013

Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore
Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore
Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore

Fiona Stanley, 2011 Mary Moore

Portrait, oil on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned 2011

Darling Portrait Prize winner announcement video: 10 minutes

Winner announcement “Dancing feet and wild hair...”

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We are delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural $75,000 Darling Portrait Prize is Anthea da Silva with her painting of contemporary dancer Dr Elizabeth Cameron-Dalman OAM.

Adrian Rawlins, 1977 David Campbell
Adrian Rawlins, 1977 David Campbell
Adrian Rawlins, 1977 David Campbell

Adrian Rawlins, 1977 David Campbell

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Elizabeth Campbell-MacKenzie on behalf of the family of David Campbell 2012

Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist
Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist
Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling  [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist

Maria Dowling and her children Leura, Bessie, Selina, Jane, Jack, Ben and Joe Dowling [Selina Dowling, Jane Dowling, Maria Jane Dowling (née Ware), John Ware Dowling, Joseph Dowling, Benjamin Dowling, Elizabeth (Bessie) Dowling, Leura Dowling, c. 1859 an unknown artist

Portrait, ambrotype

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Malcolm Robertson in memory of William Thomas Robertson 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox
Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox
Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox

Alexander MacLeay, c. 1845 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Charles Fox

Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Previous exhibition, 2016

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 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.

Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Previous exhibition, 2019

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.

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie
Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie

Sir Arthur Coles, c. 1971 William Dargie

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Coles Myer Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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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.