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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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Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)

Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
2021

Michael Peck

On display: Gallery Two
Chandler Coventry

Chandler Coventry
1999

Anne Zahalka

Pat Corrigan

Pat Corrigan
2007 (printed 2021)

Anne Zahalka

Penelope Seidler

Penelope Seidler
2019 (printed 2021)

Anne Zahalka

On display: Gallery Two
Harry and Penelope Seidler

Harry and Penelope Seidler
15 December 1958

John Hearder

Dame Helen Blaxland

Dame Helen Blaxland
1986

Max Dupain OBE

Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski
1997 (printed 2021)

Jacqueline Mitelman

Judith Wright

Judith Wright
1988 (printed 2021)

Jacqueline Mitelman

Mary Chomley

Mary Chomley
1909

Violet Teague

Andrew Steiner

Andrew Steiner
2020 (printed 2021)

Alex Frayne

Kerry Stokes

Kerry Stokes
2014 (printed 2021)

Peter Brew-Bevan

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe
2012 (printed 2021)

Peter Brew-Bevan

Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson
2019 (printed 2021)

Peter Brew-Bevan

Dr Joseph Brown with Two Typists

Dr Joseph Brown with Two Typists
1996

Noel McKenna

Leisel Jones

Leisel Jones
2015 (printed 2021)

Peter Brew-Bevan

Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt
2017 (printed 2021)

Peter Brew-Bevan

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams ‘Wild Dog Creek’ 1977

Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO Featuring a favourite painting, Fred Williams…

Raelene Sharp

Self portrait with Bottlebrush

Self portrait with Bottlebrush
1991

Margaret Olley AC

Eccleston Du Faur

Eccleston Du Faur
1911

Violet Teague

Matilda (Ngambri)

Matilda (Ngambri)
2020

Brenda L Croft, Prue Hazelgrove, Richard Crampton

Lady [Hannah] Lloyd Jones

Lady [Hannah] Lloyd Jones
1970

Judy Cassab AO CBE

Tilman Ruff

Tilman Ruff
2019

Nikki Toole

Portrait of Susan Wakil AO

Portrait of Susan Wakil AO
2019

Jiawei Shen

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe
1998 (printed 2019)

Brett Canét-Gibson

On display: Gallery Two
A man and his music: Peter Weiss and the Australian Chamber Orchestra

A man and his music: Peter Weiss and the Australian Chamber Orchestra
1995

Kerrie Lester

Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman

Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman
c. 1956

Charles Blackman OBE

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery
2006

Robert Hannaford AM

On display: Gallery Three
Portrait of Frank Lowy AC

Portrait of Frank Lowy AC
2014

Paul Newton

John Dunn

John Dunn
c. 1880s

an unknown artist

Study for a portrait of Dame Merlyn Myer DBE

Study for a portrait of Dame Merlyn Myer DBE
1960s

Sir William Dargie CBE

On display: Gallery Two
image not online
NC

Listening to Light, Simon Mordant
2015

Chloe Vallance

Patrick Corrigan

Patrick Corrigan
2015

Gary Grealy

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott

Study for the portrait of Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

Peter Elliott

Peter Elliott
1964

Jon Molvig

A Collins Street Surgeon

A Collins Street Surgeon "Patients and Diamonds" [Dr Beaney F.R.C.S.]
1874

Tom Durkin, The Weekly Times

Reg Richardson AM

Reg Richardson AM
2014

Mitch Cairns

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist

John Schaeffer AO - art collector and philanthropist
2014

Evert Ploeg

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown

Helena Rubinstein in a red brocade Balenciaga gown
1957

Graham Sutherland

Michelle Garnaut

Michelle Garnaut
2015

Dave Tacon

Lowe Kong Meng

Lowe Kong Meng
c. 1887

Ludwig Lang after Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co

Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Chisholm
1853

J B. Hunt after Antoine F. Claudet

Patrick Dodson

Patrick Dodson
2004

Zhou Xiaoping

On display: Gallery Three
Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson
2013

Dr Julie Dowling

On display: Gallery Two
Professor John Shine

Professor John Shine
2011

Jozef Vissel

Portrait of a lady (Sonia McMahon)

Portrait of a lady (Sonia McMahon)
1999

Esther Erlich

Isabella Louisa Parry

Isabella Louisa Parry
c. 1826

an unknown artist

Dame Mabel Brookes

Dame Mabel Brookes
c. 1955

Sir William Dargie CBE

Lady [Hannah] Lloyd Jones

Lady [Hannah] Lloyd Jones
c. 1930

E.O. Hoppé

Frank Beaurepaire

Frank Beaurepaire
n.d.

John Frith

Portrait of David Gonski AC

Portrait of David Gonski AC
2012

Paul Newton

Dorothy

Dorothy
1990 (printed 2013)

Michael Riley

image not online
NC

Dora Byrne
1951

Richard von Marientreu

3 Mordants

3 Mordants
2011

Adam Cullen

Portrait of Henry Hopkins

Portrait of Henry Hopkins
c. 1845

Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Kevin Weldon

Kevin Weldon
1978

Graeme Inson

Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley
1991 (printed 2012)

Greg Weight

L. Ian Roach

L. Ian Roach
1994

Paul Fitzgerald AM

Jane Windeyer

Jane Windeyer
1885

H Brusewitz

Jane Windeyer

Jane Windeyer
n.d.

Madame Praeger

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones
1978

David Campbell

Jack Thompson on the set of Spyforce

Jack Thompson on the set of Spyforce
1970 (printed 2012)

Brian McInerney

Frank Beaurepaire

Frank Beaurepaire
c. 1924

Bain News Service

Richard Pratt

Richard Pratt
2003 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham

Janet Holmes á Court

Janet Holmes á Court
2001 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham

Harold Mitchell

Harold Mitchell
2001 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham

Frank Lowy

Frank Lowy
1998 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham

Marjorie Jackson

Marjorie Jackson
1953

an unknown artist

Franco and Amina Belgiorno-Nettis

Franco and Amina Belgiorno-Nettis
1991 (printed 2011)

Gary Ede

Frederick Cato

Frederick Cato
1932

W B McInnes

Marilyn Darling AC

Marilyn Darling AC
2010

Anne Zahalka

Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman
1994 (printed 2010)

Bill McAuley

On display: Gallery Three
George Nicholas

George Nicholas
1955

Paul Fitzgerald AM

"Dan" (Sir Daniel Cooper) (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
1890s

Sir Leslie Ward

Matilda House presides at the first Welcome to Country

Matilda House presides at the first Welcome to Country
2008 (printed 2009)

Juno Gemes

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones
2009

Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Gordon and Marilyn Darling

Gordon and Marilyn Darling
1994

Francis Reiss and June Orford

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson
1922

George Lambert

Study for portrait of Joan Croll

Study for portrait of Joan Croll
1976

John Brack

Patrick Corrigan

Patrick Corrigan
2006

Paul Newton

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG
2006

Jiawei Shen

On display: foyer
Preparatory study for Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE

Preparatory study for Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE…

Avril Thomas

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE

Her Excellency Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE
2006

Avril Thomas

Margaret Whitlam

Margaret Whitlam
2005

Sahlan Hayes

Ron and Valerie Taylor

Ron and Valerie Taylor
n.d.

an unknown artist

Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown
1980

Brian Dunlop

Lady Knox

Lady Knox
c. 1927-1929

W B McInnes

The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton), Giaan Rooney, Alice Mills, Brooke Hanson, Leisel Jones

The golden girls: Jodie Henry, Lisbeth 'Libby' Trickett (née Lenton),…

Robin Sellick

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett

Portrait of Deborah Vernon Hackett
c. 1908

Florence Ada Fuller

Senator Aden Ridgeway

Senator Aden Ridgeway
2003

Juno Gemes

Jimmy Little

Jimmy Little
2003

Juno Gemes

Jimmy Little, Sydney

Jimmy Little, Sydney
2004

John Elliott

Aden Ridgeway

Aden Ridgeway
c. 2000

Penny Tweedie

Mum Shirl (Mrs Shirley Smith)

Mum Shirl (Mrs Shirley Smith)
1988

Juno Gemes

Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley
1991

Greg Weight

Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley

Head study for portrait of Margaret Olley
1994

Jeffrey Smart AO

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin

(Margaret Whitlam) by the strength of her skin
1998

Kim Spooner

Margaret Lyttle

Margaret Lyttle
2000

Eva Collins

Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath
2003

Sally Robinson

On display: Gallery Two

"Sydney" Sir Daniel Cooper (Image plate from Vanity Fair)
1882

Sir Leslie Ward

Victor Smorgon

Victor Smorgon

Joe Greenberg

Richard Pratt, Cardboard King

Richard Pratt, Cardboard King
n.d.

Joe Greenberg

Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman
1995

Montalbetti + Campbell

Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley
1998

Lewis Morley

Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman
2000

David Caird

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe
2002

James Houston

James Oswald Fairfax

James Oswald Fairfax
c. 1991

Bryan Westwood

On display: Gallery Two
Dr Peter Farrell

Dr Peter Farrell
2001

Salvatore Zofrea OAM

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe
2002

James Houston

Victor Smorgon

Victor Smorgon
2000

Peter Wegner

Sidney Myer

Sidney Myer
1936

Paul Montford

Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley
1995

Adam Knott

Joan Croll

Joan Croll
1976

John Brack

Aden Ridgeway & pallbearers entering Sydney Town Hall, State Funeral for Kwementyaye Perkins AO, 25th October 2000

Aden Ridgeway & pallbearers entering Sydney Town Hall, State Funeral for…

Mervyn Bishop

Jimmy Little, Dubbo Reconciliation Group Event

Jimmy Little, Dubbo Reconciliation Group Event
2000

Mervyn Bishop

Kenneth Myer DSC AC

Kenneth Myer DSC AC
1985

Michael Meszaros

Victor and Loti Smorgon

Victor and Loti Smorgon
1995 (printed 2001)

Kate Gollings

Portrait of Caroline Chisholm

Portrait of Caroline Chisholm
c. 1851

an unknown artist

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hand of traditional land…

Mervyn Bishop

John Howard and Janette Howard

John Howard and Janette Howard
2000

Josonia Palaitis

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
2000

Australian Tapestry Workshop, Merrill Dumbrell, Christopher Pyett, Normana Wight

On display: Gallery Two
The family

The family
c. 1955

Charles Blackman OBE

Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman
1994

Montalbetti + Campbell

Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows
1993

Kerrie Lester

On display: Gallery Two
Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett

Portrait bust of Dr Christine Rivett
c. 1950 (cast 1955-1956)

Daphne Mayo MBE

Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman
1999

Kerrie Lester

On display: Gallery Two

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