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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.

The Dipper

The Dipper

Moustaches

One of the versions of thick, macho moustache strongly associated in the Australian visual lexicon with sportsmen of the 1970s and 80s.

Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford
Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford
Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford

Discussion between Bob Hawke and Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Burunga Festival, Northern Territory, 1988 (printed 2015) Sue Ford

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Angus Young, AC/DC, LA, 1978 Rennie Ellis

Oz Rock Gettin’ robbed, gettin’ stoned, gettin’ beat up, broken boned

General content

Two of the music industry’s highest-selling performers originated in suburban Australia. The Bee Gees started out in Brisbane, for instance, and AC/DC played their first gigs at a nightclub in inner Sydney.

Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen
Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen
Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen

Hon Tom Hughes QC, 2001 Jiawei Shen

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull 2003

Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant
Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant
Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant

Sidney Nolan, 1964 Axel Poignant

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Peter de Waal and Peter Bonsall-Boone, St Kilda, October 1966 Unknown artist

Committed to the cause and each other

Devotion

Love versus the law

Fiona Foley in her studio at Hervey Bay, 1994 Juno Gemes
Fiona Foley in her studio at Hervey Bay, 1994 Juno Gemes
Fiona Foley in her studio at Hervey Bay, 1994 Juno Gemes

Fiona Foley in her studio at Hervey Bay, 1994 Juno Gemes

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Self portrait, 1988 Sidney Nolan

Nolan Heads

Previous exhibition, 2001

Nolan Heads will focus on the portraiture of one of Australia's most original painters and one of the few to have achieved an international reputation

Bill Leak, 1999 Simon Obarzanek
Bill Leak, 1999 Simon Obarzanek
Bill Leak, 1999 Simon Obarzanek

Bill Leak, 1999 Simon Obarzanek

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis
John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

John Howard and Janette Howard, 2000 Josonia Palaitis

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by the Founding Patron, L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2000

Gary Foley, Invasion Day - We Have Survived, 1988 Juno Gemes
Gary Foley, Invasion Day - We Have Survived, 1988 Juno Gemes
Gary Foley, Invasion Day - We Have Survived, 1988 Juno Gemes

Gary Foley, Invasion Day - We Have Survived, 1988 Juno Gemes

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
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.