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Gordon and Marilyn Darling interview

General content

Gordon and Marilyn Darling talk about the origins of the National Portrait Gallery and some of their favourite portraits.

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated, 1891

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper (4 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Glenn Homann video: 34 minutes

Glenn Homann

Finalist interviews

An interview with Glenn Homann, Finalist in the Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Gordon Darling Hall

Gordon Darling Hall

Spaces

Just inside the entrance, the Hall has a soaring ceiling and plenty of natural light.

Donald Gordon Mackay
Donald Gordon Mackay
Donald Gordon Mackay

Donald Gordon Mackay, 1998

Judy Cassab AO CBE
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Jenny Mackay in memory of Don Mackay 2015
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Portrait 22

December 2006 - February 2007
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features Frank Packer, unconventional portraits of Prime Ministers, Glenn McGrath, Sam Haskins, Steve Irwin and more.

Cocktail reception

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Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Honour board

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges and thanks all its supporters.

Portrait 51

Summer 2015–16
Magazine

This issue feature articles on Andrew Sayers, Gordon Darling, our summer exhibition Sideshow Alley and more.

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Portrait photograph of David McNicoll, 1987

Anthony Buckley & Constantine Ltd
Portrait, photograph on canvas lining

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2001

Henri van Raatle
Henri van Raatle
Henri van Raatle

Henri van Raatle, c. 1910

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

The first ministry under Responsible Government in New South Wales (Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General).
The first ministry under Responsible Government in New South Wales (Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General).
The first ministry under Responsible Government in New South Wales (Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General).

The first ministry under Responsible Government in New South Wales (Thomas Holt, Treasurer; Sir William Manning, Attorney General; Sir Stuart Donaldson, First Premier of New South Wales; Sir John Darvall, Solicitor General; and George Nichols, Auditor General)., 1856

Freeman Brothers
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay
Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay
Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay

Rev. Andrew Mitchell Ramsay, 1865

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on paper laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Elizabeth, 2019 Anthea da Silva

Darling Portrait Prize

Prizes and awards

The Darling Portrait Prize is a national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015), who was instrumental in establishing the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

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