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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.

Albert and his wife Rubina, Macdonnell Ranges
Albert and his wife Rubina, Macdonnell Ranges
Albert and his wife Rubina, Macdonnell Ranges

Albert and his wife Rubina, Macdonnell Ranges, 1946

Axel Poignant
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Purchased 1999

Albert Namatjira

'You must not lose it'
Portrait story

The art and landscape of Albert Namatjira.

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs
Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs, c. 1957

Ern McQuillan OAM
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2003

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Pair of bookends with portraits of Albert Namatjira, c. 1950

Don Mount
Portrait, wood and glazed ceramic

Gift of Ron Radford 2001. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Albert Namatjira
Albert Namatjira
Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira, 1958

Sir William Dargie CBE
Portrait, oil on canvas laid on composition board

Purchased with funds donated by Marilyn Darling AC and with the assistance of Philip Bacon Galleries 2000

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Albert Namatjira, c. 1954-1958 (printed 2017)

Charles Chauvel
Portrait, inkjet print from a scanned colour transparency on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2017

Dr HV Evatt, Albert Namatjira and Dame Mary Gilmore having a meal
Dr HV Evatt, Albert Namatjira and Dame Mary Gilmore having a meal
Dr HV Evatt, Albert Namatjira and Dame Mary Gilmore having a meal

Dr HV Evatt, Albert Namatjira and Dame Mary Gilmore having a meal, c. 1950s

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn Darling AC 2008

Maria

WHO ARE YOU

Australian portraiture
Current exhibition

Featuring 130 works across painting, film, photography, screen printing, sculpture, and then some – it explores our inner worlds, outer selves, intimacy, isolation, celebrity and more.

Portrait Stories

#PortraitureComesHome

From Mauboy to Blanchett, Teo to Bradman, Namatjira to Winton – these mini-movies showcase the creative collaboration between portrait artists and their subjects.

Studio self-portrait, 2018 Vincent Namatjira OAM

Never let you go

Nearest & Dearest

Country, culture, connection

Wenten Rubuntja
Wenten Rubuntja
Wenten Rubuntja

Wenten Rubuntja, 1998

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Wenten Rubuntja
Wenten Rubuntja
Wenten Rubuntja

Wenten Rubuntja, 2001

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

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