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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 National Portrait Gallery building in twilight

On a human scale

Magazine article by Andrew Sayers AM, 2006

The design concepts behind the new National Portrait Gallery building in Canberra.

'words are the daughters of the earth' Marion Halligan
'words are the daughters of the earth' Marion Halligan
'words are the daughters of the earth' Marion Halligan

'words are the daughters of the earth' Marion Halligan, 2002

Leeanne Crisp
Portrait, watercolour and gouache on vellum

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004

Amy Johnson wearing a woollen suit from the collection of flight clothes designed by Madame Schiaparelli for her solo flight from London to Cape Town, 1938 unknown photographer

Air wear

Magazine article by Esther Agostino, 2015

Aviation carried women’s roles in society to greater heights – fashion followed suit.

Sir Asher Joel
Sir Asher Joel
Sir Asher Joel

Sir Asher Joel, n.d.

Louis Kahan AO
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Andy Thomas
Andy Thomas
Andy Thomas

Andy Thomas, 2002

Montalbetti + Campbell
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2002

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

2014-15 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

Kristin Headlam's portrait of Chris Wallace-Crabbe was acquired with the support of the Circle of Friends in 2014.

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Donors

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Honour board
Self Portrait (Textanude) by Arlene TextaQueen

Animated

Self Portraits Online
Previous exhibition, 2008

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

Mal Meninga

Mal Meninga, 2018

by Peter Hudson
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Commissioned with funds provided by Maliganis Edwards Johnson and Alan Dodge AM 2018

Mal Meninga
Mal Meninga
Mal Meninga

Mal Meninga, 2018

Peter Hudson
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Commissioned with funds provided by Maliganis Edwards Johnson and Alan Dodge AM 2018

Margaret Whitlam

Open Air

Portraits in the Landscape
Previous exhibition, 2008

Open Air is an exhibition of portraits of Australians in environments of particular significance to them.

Sir Sidney Kidman
Sir Sidney Kidman
Sir Sidney Kidman

Sir Sidney Kidman, 1932

Samuel Woolf
Portrait, charcoal heightened with white chalk

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Johnny O'Keefe

Making Portraits

Five Years of National Portrait Gallery Commissions
Previous exhibition, 2004

The considered matching of artist to subject has produced an amazing collection of unique and original works in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery

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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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