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Collection highlights

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Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
2009

Guy Maestri

On display: Gallery Three

Lee Lin Chin
2004

George Fetting

Nick Cave
1999

Howard Arkley

On display: Gallery Two

Dr John Yu
2004

Ah Xian

On display: Gallery Two

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN
1782

John Webber

Deborah Mailman
1999

Evert Ploeg

On display: Gallery Two

Portrait of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
2005

Jiawei Shen

Charles Teo
2012

Adam Chang

Marcia Langton
2009

Brook Andrew, Trent Walter

Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
1993

Jenny Sages

On display: Gallery Four

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
1983

Harold Thornton

On display: Gallery Four

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG
2006

Jiawei Shen

On display: foyer

Trucaninny [Trukanini], wife of Woureddy [Wurati]
1836

Benjamin Law

On display: Gallery Three

Kate Hattam
1956

Clifton Pugh

On display: Gallery Two

Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes folio atlas, second edition,…

Francois Peron, Louis de Freycinet, Nicolas-Martin Petit

On display: Gallery Four

Ned Kelly death mask
date unknown

an unknown artist after Maximilian Kreitmayer

Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave,…

John Citizen

On display: Gallery Four

Great Suffragette demonstration in London
1911

Rose Stereograph Company

On display: Gallery Eight

Michael Hutchence
1997

Harry Borden

Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky

Portrait of Cate Blanchett
2008

David Rosetzky

Self portrait
c. 1952

Janet Dawson

On display: Gallery Seven

Paul Kelly
2013

Warwick Thornton

Untitled (Study for 'Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily')
1993

Jenny Sages

Betty Churcher
2008

Adam Knott

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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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