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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.

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Nikki Toole

'Beauty and strength'

Nikki Toole
Video: 4 minutes 53 seconds

Photographer Nikki Toole describes the creation of her portrait of Rosie Batty.

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

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Rosie Batty, 2017 Nikki Toole © Nikki Toole.

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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.