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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.

In their own words

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In their own words is an audio-guide with a difference. We let the portraits of these remarkable Australians speak for themselves.

Photograph of Jade Breen by Cathy Breen

Bogong Cluster

Socially connected, physically distant
Event, Daily until Saturday 30 April

In these uncertain times, with physical gatherings restricted, we can all still recall major events such as the bogong moth migration, and remain connected to each other through nature.

Peter O'Shaughnessy
Peter O'Shaughnessy
Peter O'Shaughnessy

Peter O'Shaughnessy, 1947

Howard Matthews
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Sid Myer AM in front of Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown 1957 by Graham Sutherland. Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC, Tim Fairfax AC and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2015.

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Livingston Hopkins
Livingston Hopkins
Livingston Hopkins

Livingston Hopkins, n.d.

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Self portrait, 1894

Livingston Hopkins
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Ross A Field 2008

The Merioola Group
The Merioola Group
The Merioola Group

The Merioola Group, 1940s

Alec Murray
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Tan Le
Tan Le
Tan Le

Tan Le, 2018

John Tsiavis
Portrait, transparency between mirror substrates in LED lightbox

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

John Perceval
John Perceval
John Perceval

John Perceval, 1985

Rick Amor
Portrait, black conte on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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