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Ken Done

'I am very Sydney'

Ken Done
Video: 3 minutes 36 seconds

Iconic Australian artist Ken Done discusses his life and career as a painter.

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

Video transcript

3 portraits

1 Me, 1992 Ken Done. © Ken Done. 2 Glenn Murcutt, 1992 Ken Done. © Ken Done. 3 Ken Done, 1987 Rennie Ellis. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive www.RennieEllis.com.au.

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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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