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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.

2020, 2021 Jaq Grantford
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam
Shadow crown, 2021 Nicholas Hopwood

The National Portrait Prizes

25 June – 9 October 2022
One Ticket. Two extraordinary exhibitions. Experience the very best new portrait paintings and photographs from across Australia.


The Darling Portrait Prize winner for 2022 is Jaq Grantford. The National Photographic Portrait Prize winner for 2022 is Wayne Quilliam.

Closing 17 July 2022

The exhibition is on every day, but from 7 July we will be open 9:00am – 7:00pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit some famous faces from the sixteenth century to today.


From Shakespeare to Winehouse, Darwin to Dickens, the Beatles, Brontë sisters and Beckham, the National Portrait Gallery London holds the world’s most extensive collection of portraits.

Exhibitions to events, live-streaming to apps.

Sammy Dodd, 2021 Robert Fielding
Linda Puna, 2021 Robert Fielding
Kathy Maringka, 2021 Robert Fielding

Sammy Dodd, Linda Puna, Kathy Maringka, from the ‘Mayatjara’ series 2021, Robert Fielding
© Robert Fielding and Mimili Maku Arts

Famous to notorious, remarkable to glorious.

Where we are and what to expect.

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© National Portrait Gallery 2022
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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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