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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.

Professor John Mulvaney
Professor John Mulvaney
Professor John Mulvaney

Professor John Mulvaney, 1984

Janenne Eaton
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of John and Jean Mulvaney 2000

Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman
Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman
Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman

Portrait of Professor Derek Freeman, 1996

Ralph Heimans AM
Portrait, pencil and pastel on paper

Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2001

Professor Derek Denton
Professor Derek Denton
Professor Derek Denton

Professor Derek Denton, 2009

Janet Dawson
Portrait, pastel on paper

Gift of Professor Derek Denton AC and Dame Margaret Scott AC 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton

Equation of a life – a portrait of Derek Denton

9 September 2016
Archived media releases 2016

The National Portrait Gallery, has welcomed the newest portrait commission of Emeritus Professor Derek Denton AC by Evert Ploeg.

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton
Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton
Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton

Equation of a life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton, 2016

Evert Ploeg
Portrait, oil on linen

Commissioned with the assistance of funds provided by Janet Whiting AM, Philip Lukies and Antonia Syme 2016

Study for commissioned portrait,
Study for commissioned portrait,
Study for commissioned portrait,

Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016

Evert Ploeg
Portrait, print on transparency film

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with the assistance of funds provided by Janet Whiting AM, Philip Lukies and Antonia Syme 2016

Leaving Lost, 2013

by Frazer Bull-Clark
General content

Finalist, MDPA 2013

Dame Margaret Scott
Dame Margaret Scott
Dame Margaret Scott

Dame Margaret Scott, 1949

Kenneth Rowell AM
Portrait, pen and ink, brush and ink and watercolour on paper

Gift of Professor Derek Denton AC and Dame Margaret Scott AC 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

Before hand

The private life of a portrait
Previous exhibition, 2020

Revealing the backstories behind the NPG collection, Before hand features interviews with artists and sitters as well as working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and footage taken in artists’ studios and out on location.

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts

2013-14 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

This 1910 portrait of Elizabeth Sarah (Lillie) Roberts by Tom Roberts was brought into the Gallery's collection with the assistance of the Acquisition Fund in 2013.

David Malouf

2012-13 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

The Circle of Friends Acquisition Fund for 2012 was dedicated to purchasing a portrait of David Malouf by Rick Amor.

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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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