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Self portraits

by artists who are female with an image online sorted by acquisition date
created from
until
Age from
until
Age from
until
Self portrait

Self portrait
1934

Nora Heysen AM

Self portrait

Self portrait
between 1951 and 1953

Janet Dawson

Self portrait

Self portrait
1948

Grace Cossington Smith OBE

On display: Gallery Eight
Self portrait

Self portrait
1990

Anne Zahalka

Self portrait

Self portrait
c. 1934

Stella Bowen

On Reflection

On Reflection
2004

Hossein Valamanesh, Angela Valamanesh

Disillusion self portrait

Disillusion self portrait
1983

Mary MacQueen

Self portrait

Self portrait
1911

Evelyn Chapman

Potters' Portrait Pot

Potters' Portrait Pot
2009

Hermannsburg Potters, Irene Mbitjana Entata, Virginia Mbitjana Rontji, Lindy Panangka Rontji, Rahel Kngwarria Ungwanaka, Rona Panangka Rubuntja, Dawn Ngala Wheeler, Judith Pungarta Inkamala, Anita Ratara Mbitjana, Hayley Panangka Coulthard, Clara Ngala Inkamala

On display: Gallery Eight
The photographer's shadow (Olive Cotton and Max Dupain)

The photographer's shadow (Olive Cotton and Max Dupain)
c. 1935 (printed 1999)

Olive Cotton

Self portrait

Self portrait
1909

Bess Norriss Tait

Study for self portrait

Study for self portrait
c. 1965

Jean Appleton

On display: Gallery Eight
Self portrait

Self portrait
1999/2005

Tracey Moffatt AO

Self portrait

Self portrait
2006

Judy Cassab AO CBE

On display: Gallery Eight
Self portrait (Hilda in the Chinoise hat)

Self portrait (Hilda in the Chinoise hat)
c. 1913

Hilda Rix Nicholas

Self portrait

Self portrait
1921

Thea Proctor

Self portrait

Self portrait
1965

Jean Appleton

Self portrait

Self portrait
n.d.

Ada May Plante

After Jack

After Jack
2012

Jenny Sages

On display: Gallery Eight
Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported

Self portrait as Sarah Wisse, Transported
1996

Margaret Woodward

On loan to Geelong Regional Gallery
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe

Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe
2018

Shirley Purdie

Self Portrait in a Brown Coat

Self Portrait in a Brown Coat
1936

Christine A. Pecket

On display: Gallery Eight
Self portrait with Bottlebrush

Self portrait with Bottlebrush
1991

Margaret Olley AC

On display: Gallery Eight
Self portrait

Self portrait
1900

Agnes Goodsir

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