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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.

Untitled, 1995 by Fang Lijun

Fang Lijun

Featured Artists

Born 1963, Handan, Hebei Province China. Lives and works in Beijing.

Uli Sigg

About the exhibition

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Portraits from the Sigg collection, from 1979 to the present including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation.

Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus)
Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus)
Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus)

Henry Fullwood (Uncle Remus), 1919

George Lambert
Portrait, pencil on paper

Gift of Denis Savill 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Red child, 2005 by Zhang Xiaogang

Zhang Xiaogang

Featured Artists

Born 1958, Kunming, Yunnan Province. Lives and works in Beijing.

Reg Richardson AM

Grow the Portrait Gallery of Australia

9 June 2016
Archived media releases 2016

The Portrait Gallery is calling for contributions to support in the acquisition of superb portraits for the national collection.

Self portrait, Cyprus
Self portrait, Cyprus
Self portrait, Cyprus

Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953

David Potts
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

She – Unemployed Girl, 2003 by Yu Hong

Yu Hong

Featured Artists

Born 1966 in Beijing, China. Lives and works in Beijing.

Bungaree, late chief of the Broken Bay tribe, Sydney

Heads of the People

A Portrait of Colonial Australia
Previous exhibition, 2000

For Tom Roberts - Australia's best nineteenth-century portrait painter - neither a proto-national portrait gallery nor more popular collections of portrait heads, were sufficient public celebrations for the notables of Australian history

Past, present, future, 2002 by Wang Qingsong
M+ Sigg Collection

Chinese Art

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A short overview of modern Chinese art from 1949 to the present.

Barbara Robison
Barbara Robison
Barbara Robison

Barbara Robison, 1935

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rex Dupain 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Dr Claire Roberts

References

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About the exhibition curator Claire Roberts, and writers Eugene Wang and Zhang Letian.

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