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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.

Australian Aboriginal Cricketers
Australian Aboriginal Cricketers
Australian Aboriginal Cricketers

Australian Aboriginal Cricketers, 1867

Patrick Dawson
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on original lithograph title sheet

Purchased with funds provided by L Gordon Darling AC CMG 2009

Big Draw 2012 photos

14 October 2012
General content

Photos from around the gallery on the day of the Big Draw.

David Pereira

Drawn in

David Pereira
Event, Sunday 21 April

Draw while listening to live music by classical cellist, David Pereira, as he plays a mix of classical and free improvisation. Be swept away in the moment – with colour as your instrument and line your melody – as you create your own visual composition.

Solitude, 2006 by Anna Osk Erlingsdottir

Solitude, 2006

by Anna Osk Erlingsdottir
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William, 2015 by Sandra Lamonaca

William, 2015

by Sandra Lamonaca
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Judy, 2012 by Sally Robinson

Judy, 2012

by Sally Robinson
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The In Between, 2019 Sibone Heary

The In Between, 2019

Sibone Heary
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Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Learning resources

Let’s look closely at the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 together! For students and family groups.

Guy in his studio, 2020 Peter Morgan

Guy in his studio

Peter Morgan
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Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

Prizes and awards

The competition is for Australian school students and home-schooled students aged from 5-18 years.

Marty's living room, 2020 Benny Capp

Marty's living room

Benny Capp
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masculine/feminine, 2010 by Bridget Mac
NYSPP 2010 winner

National Youth Self Portrait Prize

NYSPP 2010
Previous exhibition, 2010

An annual event, the National Youth Self Portrait Prize seeks to encourage young people to embrace self portraiture and its expressive possibilities.

Robert Klippel

A bond of friendship

Magazine article by Yvonne Audette AM, 2005

Australia's major abstract painter Yvonne Audette discusses her portrait of sculptor Robert Kippel.

Drawing Australia

Drawing power

Magazine article by Eileen Adams, 2006

The National Portrait Gallery joins the Big Draw, a program dedicated to promoting drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.

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