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Gordon Darling

by Jiawei Shen

Gordon Darling interview
Video: 2 minutes

Gordon Darling talks about how Jiawei Shen came to paint his portrait.

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

Video credits: music by Kai Engel

Video transcript

2 portraits

1 L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006. © Jiawei Shen. 2 Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, 2005. © Commonwealth of Australia. Both Jiawei Shen.

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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.

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