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Self Portrait #2
Self Portrait #2
Self Portrait #2

Self Portrait #2, c. 1949/2007

William Yang, an unknown artist
Portrait, inkjet print, black and purple ink on paper

Purchased 2022

William at Queensland University
William at Queensland University
William at Queensland University

William at Queensland University, 1968/2008

William Yang, an unknown artist
Portrait, inkjet print, white and purple ink on paper

Gift of the artist 2022. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Portrait of Elizabeth Gould with a raptor, possibly a red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus), painted in her lifetime Artist unknown

Birds of a feather

Magazine article by Annette Twyman, 2021

Charting a path from cockatiel to finch, Annette Twyman explores her family portraits and stories.

Arthur Streeton, Nora Streeton (nee Clench) and Pat, the dog

The Streetons’ rich serenade

Passion

If music be the food of love

Elizabeth

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.

A nation mourns the loss
A nation mourns the loss
A nation mourns the loss

A nation mourns the loss, c. 1861

an unknown artist
Portrait, lithograph in carte de visite format on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert
Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert
Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert

Queen Victoria in mourning, with a portrait of Prince Albert, c. 1862

an unknown artist
Portrait, lithograph in carte de visite format on paper on card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2020

Bob Hawke

Primed

Some Prime Ministers
Previous exhibition, 2019

Seventeen of Australia’s thirty prime ministers to date are represented in the contrasting sizes, moods and mediums of these portraits.

Portrait of Kang Sehwang, 1783 by Yi Myeonggi

The artist, the scholar and the gentleman

Magazine article by Kwon Hyeeun, 2019

Kwon Hyeeun introduces Korean portraits of Kang Sehwang, and five generations of the Kang family.

Karlo, 2017 by David Rosetzky

Observation point

Magazine article by David Rosetzky, 2019

I work with portraiture as a way to explore the nuances and complexities of contemporary selfhood and subjectivity.

The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy

Off grid

Magazine article by Aimee Board, 2019

Aimee Board ventures within and beyond to consider two remarkable new Gallery acquisitions.

Portrait 61

Summer 2018/19
Magazine

Max Dupain's unknown portrait subjects, phrenologist Madame Sibly, Indigenous-European relationships, Thomas Gainsborough and more.

Captain James Cook

Rethinking foundational histories

Magazine article by Kate Fullagar, 2019

A focus on Indigenous-European relationships underpins Facing New Worlds. By Kate Fullagar.

Sydney Ure Smith

Dupain detective

Magazine article by Johanna McMahon, 2019

Johanna McMahon revels in history and mystery in pursuit of a suite of unknown portrait subjects.

James Macarthur
James Macarthur
James Macarthur

James Macarthur, c. 1836-1838

an unknown artist
Portrait, black and bronze ink with white bodycolour highlight on buff board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol
Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol

Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, photographed in Braidwood gaol, 1867

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on laid down on a section cut from a nineteenth century album page

Purchased 2019

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