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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.

Models with trident and 1970s lamp 2013
 by Wendy Sharpe

Observation point

Magazine article by Wendy Sharpe, 2013

Australian artist and Archibald Prize finalist, Wendy Sharpe reflects on the art of portraiture.

Wendy Sharpe
Wendy Sharpe
Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe, 2000

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Wendy Whiteley
Wendy Whiteley
Wendy Whiteley

Wendy Whiteley, 1993

Anne Zahalka
Portrait, ilfochrome photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2021

Wendy Sharpe in her studio
Wendy Sharpe in her studio
Wendy Sharpe in her studio

Wendy Sharpe in her studio, 2007

Mark Tedeschi
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin

The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017

Wendy Sharpe
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased with the assistance of the Circle of Friends 2018

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Wendy Whiteley in conversation with Janet Hawley

19 October 2015
Archived media releases 2015

Wendy Whiteley in candid conversation with Janet Hawley to celebrate the release of the book Wendy Whiteley and The Secret Garden.

Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil, 1986 Bob King

The Mosh Pit

General content

More photographs by Bob King, Stuart Spence, 'pling, Tony Mott, and Wendy McDougall.

Brett Whiteley

The Whiteleys: passion, creation, destruction

Lust

Sensuous symmetry

The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin

2019-20 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

From 2019 to 2020 the Acquisition Fund was focussed on a large, vibrant portrait of Elena Kats-Chernin by Wendy Sharpe.

People's Choice Award announcement

General content

We are delighted to announce the winner of the $10,000 People's Choice Award for the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize is David Darcy for his painting of farmer and environmentalist Wendy Bowman.

Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall

Paul Kelly and The Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2013

Aspects of singer songwriter Paul Kelly’s performance persona are communicated by portraits selected from a range of artists and leading music photographers in this focus exhibition.

Self portrait, Paris
Self portrait, Paris
Self portrait, Paris

Self portrait, Paris, 1989

Brett Whiteley
Portrait, pencil on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

David Malouf

2012-13 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

The Circle of Friends Acquisition Fund for 2012 was dedicated to purchasing a portrait of David Malouf by Rick Amor.

William McMahon
William McMahon
William McMahon

William McMahon, 1973

Victor Greenhalgh
Portrait, ciment fondue

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Paul and Wendy Greenhalgh 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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