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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.

Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre
Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre, 1867

Julia Margaret Cameron
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on paper

Presented by Sir Roy Strong and the late Dr Julia Trevelyan Oman in memory of their friendship with Gordon Darling and Marilyn Darling 2006

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Pamela Joyce, Australian Tapestry Workshop

The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM
The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM
The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM

The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM, 2019

Pamela Joyce, Australian Tapestry Workshop
Portrait, wool and cotton tapestry

Gift of The Honourable Margaret Lusink AM 2021

Ethel Turner

Moving in creative circles

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008

Harold Cazneaux's portraits of influential Sydneysiders included Margaret Preston and Ethel Turner, both important figures in the development of ideas about Australian identity and culture.

Self portrait

Modern Australian Women

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2005

Close contemporaries, Thea Proctor, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith were frequently sources of inspiration and irritation to each other. 

Arthur and Ria Murch
Arthur and Ria Murch
Arthur and Ria Murch

Arthur and Ria Murch, 1945

Margaret Michaelis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Self portrait

Elegance in exile

Portrait drawings from colonial Australia
Previous exhibition, 2012

Elegance in exile is an exhibition surveying the work of Richard Read senior, Thomas Bock, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright and Charles Rodius: four artists who, though exiled to Australia as convicts, created many of the most significant and elegant portraits of the colonial period.

Miss Robertson of Colac (Dolly), 1885-86

Brothers on farms

Magazine article by Malcolm Robertson, 2011

Malcolm Robertson tells the family history of one of Australia's earliest patrons of the arts, his Scottish born great great great grandfather, William Robertson.

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Album of cartes de visite and cabinet cards compiled by William St Leonards Robertson, 1860s-c. 1900

Various
Portrait, 24 page brown leather bound album of 119 cartes de visite and 16 cabinet card photographs

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

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short
Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short

Nancy Borlase and Laurie Short, 1991

Jenny Sages
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 1998

Margaret Seares

Margaret Seares, 2018

by Cherry Hood
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien
Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien
Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien

Sketch for portrait of Justin O'Brien, 1980

Bryan Westwood
Portrait, oil with fibre-tipped pen underdrawing on composition board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 2002

Portrait of Margaret Olley in her Paddington studio, 2011 by John McRae

John McRae

NPPP 2012 learning resource

An interview with the photographer.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 2002

Barry Humphries
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Margaret Olley Art Trust 2003

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