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Tilman Ruff

'To literally save the world'

Tilman Ruff AO
Video: 8 minutes 30 seconds
Video transcript

1 . Tilman Ruff 2019 All 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.

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