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Robert Drewe

An interview with Nicholas Harding

Robert Drew by Nicholas Harding
Video: 3 minutes

Artist Nicholas Harding talks about what was captured in his portrait of Robert Drewe.

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

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Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding.

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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.