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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.

Beau Dean Riley Smith, Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay nations, Bennelong, 2017

Space in between

Magazine article by Rebecca Ray, 2022

Rebecca Ray goes backstage with Bangarra’s Head of Design and photographer Jacob Nash.

James, Rebecca and Sam Mapu
James, Rebecca and Sam Mapu
James, Rebecca and Sam Mapu

James, Rebecca and Sam Mapu, 2021

James Tylor, Craig Tuffin, Dr Elisa deCourcy
Portrait, 1/4 plate daguerreotype in a leather case lined with Nantu Watpa Grey Kangaroo fur

Purchased 2022

Dame Judith Anderson
Dame Judith Anderson
Dame Judith Anderson

Dame Judith Anderson, 1962

Don Bachardy
Portrait, pen and ink and drybrush on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize 2022

Previous exhibition, 2022

Little Darlings is for primary and secondary students, with four separate categories across Kindergarten to Year 12. Responding to the theme ‘identity’, students painted, drew, photographed, printed or combined all of these to make their portrait.

Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto

Miranda Otto, 1997

Montalbetti + Campbell
Portrait, direct positive colour photograph on paper

Gift of the artists 2003

Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto

Miranda Otto, 1997

Montalbetti + Campbell
Portrait, direct positive colour photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artists 2003

Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto

Miranda Otto, 1997

Montalbetti + Campbell
Portrait, direct positive colour photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artists 2003

Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends)
Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends)
Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends)

Norman Hetherington OAM (and friends), 2008

Kate Rae
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist, Kate Rae and Mosman Art Gallery with the encouragement of the Hetherington family 2015

Portrait 66

Portrait 66

Summer 2021/22
Magazine

The Huxleys, National Portrait Gallery London’s masterpieces, Jennifer Higgie on portraits of women by women, Tamara Dean, Bangarra, Glynis Jones on fashion photographers, and NPG/NGV collaboration.

George Judah Cohen
George Judah Cohen
George Judah Cohen

George Judah Cohen, 1925

George Lambert
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the National Australia Bank 2002

Portrait23: Identity logo

Announcing... Portrait23: Identity

15 November 2022
Media

In this major new exhibition marking the National Portrait Gallery’s third decade, 23 Australian artists and collectives have been invited to create portraits without constraints or boundaries.

Cate Blanchett

Australians in Hollywood

Previous exhibition, 2003

Although perceived to be a recent phenomenon, the 'Aussie invasion' of Hollywood can actually be traced as far back as the early 1900s

Margaret Whitlam

Open Air

Portraits in the Landscape
Previous exhibition, 2008

Open Air is an exhibition of portraits of Australians in environments of particular significance to them.

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