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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.

George Burarrwanga, Warumpi Band
George Burarrwanga, Warumpi Band
George Burarrwanga, Warumpi Band

George Burarrwanga, Warumpi Band, 1984 (printed 2021)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2021

Warumpi Band, Sydney Opera House
Warumpi Band, Sydney Opera House
Warumpi Band, Sydney Opera House

Warumpi Band, Sydney Opera House, 1984 (printed 2021)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2021

Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall

Us Mob, Rock Against Racism Concert, Paddington Town Hall, 1980 (printed 2021)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2021

Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall
Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall

Us Mob, Paddington Town Hall, 1980 (printed 2021)

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2021

Tom E Lewis [Balang T E Lewis]
Tom E Lewis [Balang T E Lewis]
Tom E Lewis [Balang T E Lewis]

Tom E Lewis [Balang T E Lewis], n.d.

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2021

Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march
Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march
Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march

Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) at 'The National Land Rights Action' march, 1982

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Tiga Bayles with No Fixed Address at the People for Nuclear Disarmament rally on Palm Sunday, 27 March 1983
Tiga Bayles with No Fixed Address at the People for Nuclear Disarmament rally on Palm Sunday, 27 March 1983
Tiga Bayles with No Fixed Address at the People for Nuclear Disarmament rally on Palm Sunday, 27 March 1983

Tiga Bayles with No Fixed Address at the People for Nuclear Disarmament rally on Palm Sunday, 27 March 1983, 1983

Juno Gemes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

No Fixed Address from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern
No Fixed Address from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern
No Fixed Address from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern

No Fixed Address from 'Rock Against Racism' concert, Redfern, 1980

Juno Gemes
Portrait, sepia toned strip proof on paper

Gift of the artist 2021. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Vincent Brady leading anti Bicentenary Protest, Brisbane, 1987 Michael Aird

Activating the space

Magazine article by Sandra Phillips, 2020

Sandra Phillips on portraits of Indigenous activism from Cairns Art Gallery’s 2019 Queen’s Land Blak Portraiture exhibition.

 

Jim Conway

Selfhood transcended

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders and Dr Christopher Chapman, 2018

Anne Sanders and Christopher Chapman bring passionate characterisation to Express Yourself, the Portrait Gallery collection exhibition celebrating iconoclastic Australians.

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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Studio portrait of servicewoman Lance Corporal Kathleen Jean Mary (Kath) Walker, c.1942

Past present

Magazine article by Krysia Kitch, 2016

Krysia Kitch celebrates Oodgeroo Noonuccal.

Ali Cobby Eckermann and Lionel Fogarty at the Hawkesbury River
Ali Cobby Eckermann and Lionel Fogarty at the Hawkesbury River
Ali Cobby Eckermann and Lionel Fogarty at the Hawkesbury River

Ali Cobby Eckermann and Lionel Fogarty at the Hawkesbury River, 2014

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2015

Marcia Langton
Marcia Langton
Marcia Langton

Marcia Langton, 2013

Juno Gemes
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2015

Jessie Street

First Ladies

Significant Australian Women 1913–2013
Previous exhibition, 2013

First Ladies profiles women who have achieved noteworthy firsts over the past 100 years.

Marcia Langton

Powerful energy

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Dr Christopher Chapman explores the symbolism in the portrait commission of Marcia Langton by Brook Andrew.

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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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