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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.

Painting shirt (Self portrait), 2011 by Kate Beynon

Observation point

Magazine article by Kate Beynon, 2011

Artist Kate Beynon reflects on the place of portraiture in her artistic career.

Rachel Griffiths, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
Rachel Griffiths, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt
Rachel Griffiths, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Rachel Griffiths, 2002 (printed 2004) Karin Catt

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2005

The gang, 1977

Lust for life

Magazine article by William Yang, 2008

Celebrated Sydney-based photographer and performer William Yang was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to produce a new performance work that premiered at the opening of the Gallery's new building.

Linde Ivimey video: 6 minutes

Linde Ivimey

Contributing artists

Born: 1965, Sydney
Works: Sydney

Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott

Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson
Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson
Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson

Neville and Jill Wran - as the Duke and Duchess of Sydney (with apologies to Piero della Francesca), 1983 Frank Hodgkinson

Portrait, oil on canvas (diptych)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Kate Hodgkinson
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Charles (still from video)  by Amiel Courtin-Wilson

The Winner of the Digital Portraiture Award 2016 is... 2 December 2016

Archived media releases 2016

The winner of the Digital Portraiture Award 2016 has been announced. Congratulations to Amiel Courtin-Wilson for his submission titled Charles.

Barry Humphries, 1958 Clifton Pugh

Clifton Pugh Australians

Previous exhibition, 2005

This exhibition offers a comprehensive display of Clifton Pugh's portraits revealing his development and growth from tonal paintings to a unique style that was in demand from politicians, artists, academics and Australian personalities.

Margaret Fulton, 1980 (printed 2002) Lewis Morley

Masters of Fare Chefs, winemakers, providores

Previous exhibition, 2004

Masters of fare: chefs, winemakers, providores celebrates men and women who have championed the unique culinary characteristics and produce of Australia, enriching our lives with new ideas and new flavours over the past forty years.

Self Portrait (Textanude) by Arlene TextaQueen

Animated Self Portraits Online

Previous exhibition, 2008

Animated is the National Portrait Gallery's first online exhibition.

Andy Thomas, 2002 Montalbetti & Campbell

Uncommon Australians The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Previous exhibition, 2015

This exhibition showcases portraits acquired through the generosity of the National Portrait Gallery’s Founding Patrons, L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC.

We would like to thank our partners.
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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.