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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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Tim Winton

Sally Robinson

Darling Portrait Prize Finalist

West Australian Tim Winton is the author of 29 books, with his work translated into 28 languages. He has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award a record four times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Most of his novels have been adapted for stage and screen. Listed as a Living Treasure by the National Trust, Winton has long been active in the environmental and social justice spaces. The background text in this portrait is an extract from Winton's essay 'The Wait and the Flow', from his autobiographical collection The Boy Behind the Curtain.

Darling Portrait Prize

Related information

Tim Winton portrait story video: 2 minutes
Tim Winton portrait story video: 2 minutes
Tim Winton portrait story video: 2 minutes
Tim Winton portrait story video: 2 minutes

Tim Winton

'I am at the beach'

Portrait story

A series of excepts from Tim Winton's novel 'The Land's Edge'.

Tim Winton, 2004 Quentin Jones
Tim Winton, 2004 Quentin Jones
Tim Winton, 2004 Quentin Jones
Tim Winton, 2004 Quentin Jones

Tracks in the sand

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2008

Dr Sarah Engledow discusses Quentin Jones's photograph of Australian author Tim Winton.

Glenn McGrath, 2003 Sally Robinson
Glenn McGrath, 2003 Sally Robinson
Glenn McGrath, 2003 Sally Robinson
Glenn McGrath, 2003 Sally Robinson

Pigeon coup

Magazine article by Christine Clark, 2006

Glenn McGrath makes a strong impact on the English batsmen and the walls of the National Portrait Gallery.

Elizabeth, 2019 Anthea da Silva
Elizabeth, 2019 Anthea da Silva
Elizabeth, 2019 Anthea da Silva
Elizabeth, 2019 Anthea da Silva

Darling Portrait Prize

Previous exhibition, 2020

The Darling Prize is a new annual prize for Australian portrait painters, painting Australian sitters. The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

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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.