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Betty Churcher

'Blockbuster Betty'

'Blockbuster Betty'
Video: 3 minutes

Betty Churcher discusses her career as the Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

Images in this video are courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia.

This video was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Video transcript

2 portraits

1 Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott. © Adam Knott. 2 hey Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990 Davida Allen. © Davida Allen.

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Tribute

Betty Churcher

Magazine article, 2015

Betty Churcher AO (1931–2015), gallery director, author, painter and lecturer, was educated in Brisbane before studying art in London.

'The portraits of Captain Cook'

An interview with Betty Churcher

Portrait story

Betty Churcher describes the creation of the portrait of Captain James Cook in the National Portrait Gallery.

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