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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.

Marion Borgelt

Time and Line

Now on display in Gallery Seven
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Be drawn in to the diversity and longevity of drawing as an intimate and affecting portrait medium. Encompassing the 1820s to the 2020s, Time and Line showcases the depth and extent of our drawing collection – from intricate miniatures in watercolour on ivory to big, bold, contemporary drawings by artists such as Jenny Sages, Charles Blackman and Cherry Hood.

Marion Borgelt
Marion Borgelt
Marion Borgelt

Marion Borgelt, 2001

Cherry Hood
Portrait, watercolour on paper

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

Jessica Mauboy

National Portrait Gallery unveils twenty new portrait commissions to celebrate twenty years

18 October 2018
Archived media releases 2018

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled twenty new portrait commissions of Australian leaders and individualists as part of its twentieth birthday celebrations in a new exhibition, 20/20: Celebrating twenty years with twenty new portrait commissions.

20/20 launch speech

About Face article

Dr Helen Nugent AO, Chairman, National Portrait Gallery at the opening of 20/20: Celebrating twenty years with twenty new portrait commissions.

Margaret Seares

Margaret Seares, 2018

by Cherry Hood
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Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Margaret Seares
Margaret Seares
Margaret Seares

Margaret Seares, 2018

Cherry Hood
Portrait, watercolour on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018

Simon Tedeschi unplugged
Simon Tedeschi unplugged
Simon Tedeschi unplugged

Simon Tedeschi unplugged, 2002

Cherry Hood
Portrait, watercolour on canvas

Gift of Tim Olsen 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Lauren in Red, 2003

Is the truth of portraiture vested exclusively in likeness?

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

Curator Michael Desmond introduces the exhibition Truth and Likeness, an investigation of the importance of likeness to portraiture.

123 Faces, 2002

123 Faces

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2002

Magda Keaney examines the 123 Faces project by Simon Obarzanek.

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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