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Peter Allen
Peter Allen
Peter Allen

Peter Allen, 1980

William Yang
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2003

Kangaroos, 2007 by Davida Allen

Davida Allen

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Going around a gallery with a child, we point to a painting of a dog and brightly ask ‘What’s that?’ If they don’t say ‘A dog’, we tell them that’s what it is. We don’t say it’s a shape inscribed by an artist that’s popularly understood to signify a dog. That’d only serve to foster a smarty-pants.

Dressing for dinner
Dressing for dinner
Dressing for dinner

Dressing for dinner, 1992

Davida Allen
Portrait, oil on plywood

Gift of the artist 1999. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania
Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania

Reverend John Allen Manton, President of the Australasian Conference and Governor of Horton College, Tasmania, c. 1855

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Peter Schipperheyn with bust of Peter Garrett

Peter Schipperheyn

'A quintessential Australian character'
Portrait story

Sculptor Peter Schipperheyn talks about working with marble and his portrait of Peter Garrett.

Bust of Peter Garrett
Bust of Peter Garrett
Bust of Peter Garrett

Bust of Peter Garrett, 1991-2016

Peter Schipperheyn
Portrait, carved marble on travertine marble base

Gift of the artist 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Peter Sculthorpe

Peter Sculthorpe

A Celebration
Previous exhibition, 2009

To celebrate Peter Sculthorpe's 80th birthday, the National Portrait Gallery has created a feature exhibition of portraits and associated biographic material drawn from the National Portrait Gallery and the composer’s personal collection.

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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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