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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.

Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert, 1955 (printed 2003)

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2003

Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert, 2002

Andrew Daly
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002

Andrew Daly
Portrait, pencil on paper

Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002

Andrew Daly
Portrait, pencil on paper

Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert
Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert

Preparatory study for Betty Cuthbert, 2002

Andrew Daly
Portrait, pencil on paper

Commissioned with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Betty Churcher

Tribute

Betty Churcher
Magazine article, 2015

Betty Churcher AO (1931–2015), gallery director, author, painter and lecturer, was educated in Brisbane before studying art in London.

Betty Burstall

Betty Burstall

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1973

Betty Churcher

'Blockbuster Betty'
Portrait story

Betty Churcher discusses her career as the Director of the National Gallery of Australia.

hey, Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher)
hey, Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher)
hey, Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher)

hey, Betty (Portrait of Betty Churcher), 1990

Davida Allen
Portrait, oil on plywood

Gift of the artist 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Betty Burstall
Betty Burstall
Betty Burstall

Betty Burstall, 1945

Arthur Boyd AC OBE
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased 1998

Betty Churcher

Betty Churcher

About Face article

The National Portrait Gallery mourns the loss of our colleague and friend Betty Churcher, AO.

Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher

Betty Churcher, 2008

Adam Knott
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2013

Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher

Betty Churcher, 1994

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, ilfochrome photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2021

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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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