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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 girls, 2017 by Tamara Dean

Snap decisions

Magazine article by Robert Cook, 2018

NPPP judge Robert Cook provides irreverent insight into this year’s fare, and having to be a bit judgemental.

Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain
Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain
Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain

Robert Hughes, 1996 Rex Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner
Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner
Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner

Sir Robert Menzies, c. 1966 Les Tanner

Portrait, cast plaster

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Emeritus Professor Colin A Hughes 2015

Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain
Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain
Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain

Robert Haines, n.d. Max Dupain

Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Danina Anderson, daughter of Max Dupain 2018
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney
Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012) Robert Rooney

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Reg Livermore, Pitt Street, Sydney, 1965 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane
Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Reg Grundy, c. 1988 (printed 2017) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane
Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Leo McKern as Dad Rudd, 1994 (printed 2020) Robert McFarlane

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill
Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill

Wylie (from John Edward Eyre's 'Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in 1840-1'), 1840-41 Robert Neill

Portrait, steel engraving with later hand-colouring on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring
James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring
James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring

James Robert Millar Robertson, 1926 W.A. Bowring

Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the descendants of James Robert Millar Robertson 2011

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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.