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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.

Warwick Thornton
Warwick Thornton
Warwick Thornton

Warwick Thornton, 2019 (printed 2022)

Susan Stitt ACS
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2022

Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly, 2013

Warwick Thornton
Portrait, single channel moving image, colour, sound, 8 minutes 54 seconds

Commissioned with funds provided by Ian Darling 2013

Junior Maggie, 2009 by Warwick Baker

Junior Maggie, 2009

by Warwick Baker
Image
Sun shower, 2020 Adrian Thornton

Sun shower

Adrian Thornton
Image
Hugh 2015, by Warwick Baker

Warwick Baker

Tough & Tender
General content

The photographs in Tough and tender by Warwick Baker reveal intimate connections and moments of closeness. 

Harold Thornton
Harold Thornton
Harold Thornton

Harold Thornton, 1977 (printed 2018)

Gary Ede
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2018

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983

Harold Thornton
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of the Estate of Harold Thornton 2009

Sir Warwick Fairfax
Sir Warwick Fairfax
Sir Warwick Fairfax

Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981

Bryan Westwood
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Sigrid Thornton
Sigrid Thornton
Sigrid Thornton

Sigrid Thornton, 2000

Andrew Sibley
Portrait, pencil on paper

Purchased 2010

Bob Brown

In defence of the 'leech ridden ditch'
Portrait story

Bob Brown discusses the events that occurred during the Franklin River campaign as depicted in his portrait by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Where the wild things are

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2009

Michael Desmond explores the complex portrait of Dr Bob Brown by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton.

Self-nature is subtle and mysterious - Tree Woman / Woman Tree, 2023 Nell, Warwick Edgington (Studio Assistant) , Annette Blair and Belinda Toll, Canberra Glassworks (Glass) , Crawfords Casting (Bronze) , Eveleigh Works (Steel)

Self-nature is subtle and mysterious - Tree Woman / Woman Tree

Nell, Warwick Edgington (Studio Assistant) , Annette Blair and Belinda Toll, Canberra Glassworks (Glass) , Crawfords Casting (Bronze) , Eveleigh Works (Steel)
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