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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.

Bill Leak
Bill Leak
Bill Leak

Bill Leak, 1999

Simon Obarzanek
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002

Richard Woolcott
Richard Woolcott
Richard Woolcott

Richard Woolcott, 1997

Bill Leak
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard and Birgit Woolcott 2007
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Gavin Campbell
Gavin Campbell
Gavin Campbell

Gavin Campbell, 1993

Bill Leak
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Australian Securities Exchange 2012
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sir Donald Bradman
Sir Donald Bradman
Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman, 1990

Bill Leak
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical
Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical
Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical, 2001

Bill Leak
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2002

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor, 1999

Bill Leak
Portrait, ink and watercolour on paper and acetate

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 1999

Don Bradman

The creation of 'Our Don'
Portrait story

A portrait story that explores the life and times of legendary Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman.

Robert Hughes - Nothing if not critical

Heart of Darkness

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2002

Magda Keaney talks with Bill Leak about his bold new portrait of Robert Hughes in the National Portrait Gallery collection.

Bill Leak
Bill Leak
Bill Leak

Bill Leak, 1984

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Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Wayne Williams 2011

Bill Henson

'Scale and presence'
Portrait story

Photographer Bill Henson describes creating his three part portrait of Simone Young.

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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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