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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.

Ruby, Norman, Pearl, Percy, Reg, Bill Dyson and Mary in Creswick garden
Ruby, Norman, Pearl, Percy, Reg, Bill Dyson and Mary in Creswick garden
Ruby, Norman, Pearl, Percy, Reg, Bill Dyson and Mary in Creswick garden

Ruby, Norman, Pearl, Percy, Reg, Bill Dyson and Mary in Creswick garden, c. 1899

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Greg Lindsay
Greg Lindsay
Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay, 2002

Salvatore Zofrea OAM
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Marco Belgiorno-Zegna AM 2002

Melodrama...
Melodrama...
Melodrama...

Melodrama..., c. 1900

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr
Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr
Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr

Norman, Kodak, Rose, J.F Archibald, model and John Barr, c. 1913

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Ruby Linsday, Will Dyson, Norman Lindsay
Ruby Linsday, Will Dyson, Norman Lindsay
Ruby Linsday, Will Dyson, Norman Lindsay

Ruby Linsday, Will Dyson, Norman Lindsay, c. 1910

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Society of Artists Selection Committee
Society of Artists Selection Committee
Society of Artists Selection Committee

Society of Artists Selection Committee, 1907

Henry King
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2008

Norman and Jack
Norman and Jack
Norman and Jack

Norman and Jack, c. 1903

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

The Jester (Self Portrait) by Lionel Lindsay

'Comedy of Life'
Portrait story

A visual exploration of themes depicted in 'The Jester' by Lionel Lindsay.

Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay, 1920s

Boz
Portrait, pen and ink wash on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

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Lionel Lindsay, 1928

C.H.
Portrait, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Norman and Jack

Norman Lindsay

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1965

The Jester (self portrait)
The Jester (self portrait)
The Jester (self portrait)

The Jester (self portrait), 1923

Lionel Lindsay
Portrait, wood engraving on paper

Gift of Sir Richard Kingsland AO CBE DFC 2003. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW
Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW

Reg Lindsay, Scone, NSW, 2004

John Elliott
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay, 1936

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Timothy Fairfax AC 2003

Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier
Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier
Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier

Rose Lindsay in garden at Springwood with Peter the fox terrier, c. 1924

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Rose Lindsay
Rose Lindsay
Rose Lindsay

Rose Lindsay, 1970

Anthony Browell
Portrait, direct positive colour photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 1999

Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay
Norman Lindsay

Norman Lindsay, 1921

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Richard King 2008. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Portrait of Norman Lindsay as a student
Portrait of Norman Lindsay as a student
Portrait of Norman Lindsay as a student

Portrait of Norman Lindsay as a student, c. 1896

George Coates
Portrait, oil on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Adam Lindsay Gordon
Adam Lindsay Gordon

Adam Lindsay Gordon, 1890-1894

S. Milbourn Jnr
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Rose Lindsay

Charmed by the Rose

Magazine article by Anthony Browell, 2004

Anthony Browell reminisces about meeting Rose Lindsay, the wife of Australian artist Norman Lindsay.

Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann
Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann
Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann

Portrait of Ron Robertson-Swann, 1989

Lindsay Churchland
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Anouk and Coby Sanchez 2019

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, c. 1919

Lionel Lindsay
Portrait, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

The Jester (self portrait)

Bloodlines

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Michelle Fracaro describes Lionel Lindsay's woodcut The Jester (self-portrait).

Norman, Sydney studio
Norman, Sydney studio
Norman, Sydney studio

Norman, Sydney studio, c. 1909

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, 1919

Lionel Lindsay
Portrait, etching on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2011

Norman and
Norman and
Norman and

Norman and "Peter Ward", c. 1906

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, toned on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Portrait of Elioth Gruner
Portrait of Elioth Gruner
Portrait of Elioth Gruner

Portrait of Elioth Gruner, c. 1922

Norman Lindsay
Portrait, pencil on paper laid down on masonite

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Vincent Day and John Bradley 2017

Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg
Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg
Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg

Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg, c. 1899

Barroni & Co
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Bill Dyson and Rose, Northwood
Bill Dyson and Rose, Northwood
Bill Dyson and Rose, Northwood

Bill Dyson and Rose, Northwood, c. 1903

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay
John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay
John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay

John Buckley Castieu, Lionel Lindsay and Norman Lindsay, c. 1897

an unknown artist
Portrait, albumen silver photograph

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg
Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg
Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg

Jacques Casteau and Norman, Heidelberg, c. 1899

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Ted Dyson, Bill Dyson (with pipe) and Percy
Ted Dyson, Bill Dyson (with pipe) and Percy
Ted Dyson, Bill Dyson (with pipe) and Percy

Ted Dyson, Bill Dyson (with pipe) and Percy, c. 1899

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Percy, Ted Dyson and Bill Dyson
Percy, Ted Dyson and Bill Dyson
Percy, Ted Dyson and Bill Dyson

Percy, Ted Dyson and Bill Dyson, c. 1899

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Margaret Olley

Greg Weight

Portraits
Previous exhibition, 2006

Display of 36 Greg Weight photographs in Senate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House.

Greg Weight

Greg Weight

'If you've ever been in love, you will know how to be a photographer'
Portrait story

Greg Weight on working with Jiawei Shen, and starting out as a photographer.

My Le Thi
My Le Thi
My Le Thi

My Le Thi, 2000

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Jim Conway
Jim Conway
Jim Conway

Jim Conway, 2006

Greg Warburton
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint and charcoal on paper laid on board

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2009
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Lindy Lee
Lindy Lee
Lindy Lee

Lindy Lee, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bob Marchant
Bob Marchant
Bob Marchant

Bob Marchant, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Guy Warren
Guy Warren
Guy Warren

Guy Warren, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Tim Storrier
Tim Storrier
Tim Storrier

Tim Storrier, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Ann Thomson
Ann Thomson
Ann Thomson

Ann Thomson, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Ken Unsworth
Ken Unsworth
Ken Unsworth

Ken Unsworth, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Tom Bass
Tom Bass
Tom Bass

Tom Bass, 1996

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Ian McKay
Ian McKay
Ian McKay

Ian McKay, 1984

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

H J Wedge
H J Wedge
H J Wedge

H J Wedge, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lindy Lee
Lindy Lee
Lindy Lee

Lindy Lee, 2003

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Greg Chappell
Greg Chappell
Greg Chappell

Greg Chappell, 1985 (printed 2010)

Bruce Postle
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by James Bain AM and Janette Bain 2010

Greg Norman
Greg Norman
Greg Norman

Greg Norman, 1980 (printed 2011)

Lorrie Graham
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Justin Tjungurrayi
Justin Tjungurrayi
Justin Tjungurrayi

Justin Tjungurrayi, 2007

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Jeffrey Smart
Jeffrey Smart
Jeffrey Smart

Jeffrey Smart, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley, 1991 (printed 2012)

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Greg Weight 2012

Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley
Margaret Olley

Margaret Olley, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Faith Bandler, study
Faith Bandler, study
Faith Bandler, study

Faith Bandler, study, 2006

Greg Warburton
Portrait, synthetic polymer paint and charcoal on unstretched canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2019
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

John Bell
John Bell
John Bell

John Bell, c. 1968

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Theresa Byrnes
Theresa Byrnes
Theresa Byrnes

Theresa Byrnes, 1999

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Olsen - En plein air
John Olsen - En plein air
John Olsen - En plein air

John Olsen - En plein air, 1996

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Tracey Moffatt
Tracey Moffatt
Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lloyd Rees - portrait
Lloyd Rees - portrait
Lloyd Rees - portrait

Lloyd Rees - portrait, 1983

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lloyd Rees - Laughing
Lloyd Rees - Laughing
Lloyd Rees - Laughing

Lloyd Rees - Laughing, 1975

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Margaret Dodd
Margaret Dodd
Margaret Dodd

Margaret Dodd, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lloyd Rees - Brushes
Lloyd Rees - Brushes
Lloyd Rees - Brushes

Lloyd Rees - Brushes, 1983

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lloyd Rees - silhouette
Lloyd Rees - silhouette
Lloyd Rees - silhouette

Lloyd Rees - silhouette, 1983

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, 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.

Rosalie Gascoigne
Rosalie Gascoigne
Rosalie Gascoigne

Rosalie Gascoigne, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Tracey Moffatt
Tracey Moffatt
Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

George Tjungurrayi
George Tjungurrayi
George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi, 2007

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Walala Tjapaltjarri
Walala Tjapaltjarri
Walala Tjapaltjarri

Walala Tjapaltjarri, 2009

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1, 1975

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Gaye Chapman
Gaye Chapman
Gaye Chapman

Gaye Chapman, 2003

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Wolseley
John Wolseley
John Wolseley

John Wolseley, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Imants Tillers
Imants Tillers
Imants Tillers

Imants Tillers, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Jiawei Shen
Jiawei Shen
Jiawei Shen

Jiawei Shen, 2006

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty
Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty
Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty

Reg Mombassa aka Chris O'Doherty, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Colin Lanceley
Colin Lanceley
Colin Lanceley

Colin Lanceley, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson, 1988

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1979

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Robert Klippel
Robert Klippel
Robert Klippel

Robert Klippel, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Ronnie Tjampitjimpa 2007
Ronnie Tjampitjimpa 2007
Ronnie Tjampitjimpa 2007

Ronnie Tjampitjimpa 2007, 2007 (printed 2008)

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Cressida Campbell
Cressida Campbell
Cressida Campbell

Cressida Campbell, 2001

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

James Gleeson
James Gleeson
James Gleeson

James Gleeson, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Charles Blackman
Charles Blackman
Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Rosemary Valadon
Rosemary Valadon
Rosemary Valadon

Rosemary Valadon, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bruce Armstrong
Bruce Armstrong
Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong, 2001

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Wolseley
John Wolseley
John Wolseley

John Wolseley, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward

Margaret Woodward, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Rosemary Madigan
Rosemary Madigan
Rosemary Madigan

Rosemary Madigan, 1992

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Michael Snape
Michael Snape
Michael Snape

Michael Snape, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd
Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Beard
John Beard
John Beard

John Beard, 2003

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bruce Goold
Bruce Goold
Bruce Goold

Bruce Goold, 1998

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2, 1975

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Fred Cress
Fred Cress
Fred Cress

Fred Cress, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, 1972

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Kevin Connor
Kevin Connor
Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward
Margaret Woodward

Margaret Woodward, 1985

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Olsen
John Olsen
John Olsen

John Olsen, 1996

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Cressida Campbell
Cressida Campbell
Cressida Campbell

Cressida Campbell, 1990

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Judy Cassab
Judy Cassab
Judy Cassab

Judy Cassab, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Salvatore Zofrea
Salvatore Zofrea
Salvatore Zofrea

Salvatore Zofrea, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Arthur Boyd with horse hair brush - Bundanon 1993
Arthur Boyd with horse hair brush - Bundanon 1993
Arthur Boyd with horse hair brush - Bundanon 1993

Arthur Boyd with horse hair brush - Bundanon 1993, 1993

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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Donald Friend, 1987

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

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.

Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio
Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio
Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio

Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Shona Wilson
Shona Wilson
Shona Wilson

Shona Wilson, 1998

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Carol Ruff
Carol Ruff
Carol Ruff

Carol Ruff, 1998

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Fiona Hall
Fiona Hall
Fiona Hall

Fiona Hall, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay, 1976

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Margaret Coen
Margaret Coen
Margaret Coen

Margaret Coen, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mike Parr
Mike Parr
Mike Parr

Mike Parr, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Coburn
John Coburn
John Coburn

John Coburn, 1987

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Lucy Culliton
Lucy Culliton
Lucy Culliton

Lucy Culliton, 2003

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Adam Rish
Adam Rish
Adam Rish

Adam Rish, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Brett Whiteley with binoculars
Brett Whiteley with binoculars
Brett Whiteley with binoculars

Brett Whiteley with binoculars, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

William Robinson
William Robinson
William Robinson

William Robinson, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Eubena Nampitjin
Eubena Nampitjin
Eubena Nampitjin

Eubena Nampitjin, 2007 (printed 2008)

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Peter Powditch
Peter Powditch
Peter Powditch

Peter Powditch, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, c. 1974

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio III
Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio III
Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio III

Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio III, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Nora Heysen
Nora Heysen
Nora Heysen

Nora Heysen, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Mirka Mora
Mirka Mora
Mirka Mora

Mirka Mora, 2001

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Peter Kingston
Peter Kingston
Peter Kingston

Peter Kingston, 2003

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Jenny Sages
Jenny Sages
Jenny Sages

Jenny Sages, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

George Gittoes
George Gittoes
George Gittoes

George Gittoes, 1991

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Peter Wright
Peter Wright
Peter Wright

Peter Wright, 1999

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

John Coburn
John Coburn
John Coburn

John Coburn, 2002

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

George Gittoes
George Gittoes
George Gittoes

George Gittoes, 1999

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Justin O'Brien
Justin O'Brien
Justin O'Brien

Justin O'Brien, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio II
Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio II
Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio II

Arthur Boyd - Bundanon Studio II, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Cowboy Louie Pwerle
Cowboy Louie Pwerle
Cowboy Louie Pwerle

Cowboy Louie Pwerle, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Emily Kngwarreye
Emily Kngwarreye
Emily Kngwarreye

Emily Kngwarreye, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Emily
Emily
Emily

Emily, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Suzie Petyarre
Suzie Petyarre
Suzie Petyarre

Suzie Petyarre, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Betsy Napangardi Lewis
Betsy Napangardi Lewis
Betsy Napangardi Lewis

Betsy Napangardi Lewis, 2007

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Gloria Petyarre
Gloria Petyarre
Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Queenie McKenzie Nakara
Queenie McKenzie Nakara
Queenie McKenzie Nakara

Queenie McKenzie Nakara, 1997

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Emily's brush
Emily's brush
Emily's brush

Emily's brush, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Judith Inkamala
Judith Inkamala
Judith Inkamala

Judith Inkamala, 1999

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi

Dorothy Robinson Napangardi, 2010

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

John Firth Smith
John Firth Smith
John Firth Smith

John Firth Smith, 1995

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri
Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri
Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri

Paddy Stewart Tjapaltjarri, 2007

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

Patrick Tjungurrayi
Patrick Tjungurrayi
Patrick Tjungurrayi

Patrick Tjungurrayi, 2007 (printed 2008)

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

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

John Coburn

101 photographic portraits

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Pat Corrigan's generous gift of 100 photographic portraits by Greg Weight.

Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy
Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy
Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy

Lan Wang, Xini, Jiawei Shen and Billy, 2010

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Purchased 2012

Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi – Papunya
Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi – Papunya
Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi – Papunya

Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa and Paddy Carrol Tjungarrayi – Papunya, 1994

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Arthur and Yvonne
Arthur and Yvonne
Arthur and Yvonne

Arthur and Yvonne, 1993

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Hermannsburg Potters
Hermannsburg Potters
Hermannsburg Potters

Hermannsburg Potters, 1999

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

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

Bill Dyson and Rose, Northwood

Norman and Rose: lifelong love

Lust

The ravishing muse

Portrait 14

December 2004 - February 2005
Magazine

This issue of Portrait Magazine features the exhibition Masters of Fare, Greg Weight's photographic collection, John Elliott, Barbara Blackman and more.

Portrait of Lin Bloomfield
Portrait of Lin Bloomfield
Portrait of Lin Bloomfield

Portrait of Lin Bloomfield, 1992

Frank Hinder
Portrait, mixed media, fibre-tipped pen, pencil charcoal, pastel, gouache on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Lin Bloomfield 2017

Leon Gellert with mask
Leon Gellert with mask
Leon Gellert with mask

Leon Gellert with mask, 1936

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Danina Dupain Anderson 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Matthew Martin, 2013 by Andrew Cowen

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Previous exhibition, 2014

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

William Ashton
William Ashton
William Ashton

William Ashton, c. 1940s

Max Dupain OBE
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

The Colonel (portrait of Walter Withers)
The Colonel (portrait of Walter Withers)
The Colonel (portrait of Walter Withers)

The Colonel (portrait of Walter Withers), 1896

David Davies
Portrait, pastel on paper

Purchased 2009

Patrick Corrigan
Patrick Corrigan
Patrick Corrigan

Patrick Corrigan, 2006

Paul Newton
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2007

George Duncan
George Duncan
George Duncan

George Duncan, c. 1940

Alison Rehfisch
Portrait, oil on hessian laid on cardboard

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Margaret Adams 1999

Norman Lindsay

Max Dupain

The Vintage Years
Previous exhibition, 2003

During his long and distinguished career Max Dupain took thousands of photographs of people

Robert Klippel

Hearts and craft

Passion

The long game

Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Keith Urban

Keith Urban, 2007

Peter Brew-Bevan
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2011

Portrait of Professor Graeme Clark

Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

Drawn from some of the many donations made to the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Portraits for Posterity pays homage both to the remarkable (and varied) group of Australians who are portrayed in the portraits and the generosity of the many donors who have presented them to the Gallery.

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

Reg Richardson AM
Reg Richardson AM
Reg Richardson AM

Reg Richardson AM, 2014

Mitch Cairns
Portrait, oil on linen

Purchased with funds provided by the Circle of Friends 2015

The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)
The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch)

The sculptor (George Lambert and Arthur Murch), c. 1929

Harold Cazneaux
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2015

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.

Mary Chomley
Mary Chomley
Mary Chomley

Mary Chomley, 1909

Violet Teague
Portrait, oil on canvas

Purchased with the assistance of funds provided by Jillian Broadbent AC 2021

Portrait of Troppo Architects, 2009 by David Lancashire

Troppo Architects

General content

The studios of Troppo Architects are located away from Australia’s major urban centres.

Portrait of Mrs Tom Roberts

2013-14 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

This 1910 portrait of Elizabeth Sarah (Lillie) Roberts by Tom Roberts was brought into the Gallery's collection with the assistance of the Acquisition Fund in 2013.

Andrew Gaze
Andrew Gaze
Andrew Gaze

Andrew Gaze, 2018

George Fetting
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by Trent Birkett 2018

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.

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

2014-15 Acquisition Fund

Annual Appeal

Kristin Headlam's portrait of Chris Wallace-Crabbe was acquired with the support of the Circle of Friends in 2014.

Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course
Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course
Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course

Adam Scott: at Sanctuary Cove Golf Course, 2006

Robin Sellick
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Gloria Petyarre by R. Ian Lloyd

Studio

Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd
Previous exhibition, 2007

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R

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.

Hélène Kirsova in Petrouchka

Vintage Max

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2003

Gael Newton delves into the life and art of renowned Australian photographer, Max Dupain.

Betty Burstall

Arthur Boyd Portraits

Previous exhibition, 1999

This is the first in a series of National Portrait Gallery exhibitions to survey the portraits painted by artists who are not thought of, primarily, as portrait painters

Self portrait with glove

To Look Within

Self Portraits in Australia
Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of self-portraits in Australia, from the colonial period to the present

Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

Martin Sharp, 1986

Garry Shead
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Anne-Louise Lambert as Miranda Courtesy Picnic Productions

Rock star

Magazine article by Jennifer Coombes, 2018

Jennifer Coombes explores the lush images of Picnic at Hanging Rock, featuring Anne-Louise Lambert’s Miranda, the face of the film. 

Paul Kelly, 1992 by Wendy McDougall

Paul Kelly and The Portraits media information

18 June 2013
Archived media releases 2013

Paul Kelly & The Portraits presents a multifaceted image of the performer over the course of his career.

Tim Winton

2020 Annual Appeal

Annual Appeal

In 2020 the Annual Appeal was focussed on Sally Robinson's remarkable portrait of author Tim Winton.

A Sydney family, 1840s

The house, the horse, the wife and the offspring

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2009

Joanna Gilmour writes about the portraiture of the colonial artist William Nicholas.

Sir Frank Packer KBE

Judy Cassab

The artist's diary
Previous exhibition, 2013

The artist's diary profiles six decades of Cassab's work, from the early portrait commissions of the 1950s to later paintings that have helped confirm her eminent place in the canon of Australian portraiture.

The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Previous exhibition, 2020

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Shane Warne

Flash

Australian Athletes in Focus
Previous exhibition, 2006

Introduction The National Portrait Gallery’s photographic exhibition Flash: Australian Athletes in Focus explores various interpretations of Australian sporting men and women.

Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Previous exhibition, 2009

In its second year at the National Portrait Gallery, and for the first time touring to other venues, the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 continues to present surprising perspectives on the nature of contemporary portrait photography.

Lindy Lee

The long game

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2020

Penelope Grist spends some quality time with the Portrait Gallery’s summer collection exhibition, Eye to Eye.

Andrew Gaze

Andrew Gaze, 2018

by George Fetting
General content

Commissioned with funds provided by Trent Birkett 2018

William Bligh

Old Blighty

Magazine article by Angus Trumble, 2016

Angus Trumble ponders the many faces of William Bligh.

Nothing's as precious as a hole in the ground

Seduce and Destroy

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2001

Magda Keaney explores the symbolism in eX de Medici's portrait of Midnight Oil.

Elle Macpherson

Australian Visit

Previous exhibition, 2006

The exhibition will include works of art from the NPG Canberra's permanent collection with some inward loans and aims to highlight the achievements of notable Australians.

Professor Peter Doherty

Friends and Acquaintances

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2005

Dr. Sarah Engledow discusses a collection of drawings and prints by the Victorian artist Rick Amor acquired in 2005.

Paul Kelly 30.11.1980 by Liz Reed

Pop poet

Magazine article by Dr Anne Sanders, 2013

Dr Anne Sanders previews the works in the new focus exhibition Paul Kelly and The Portraits.

Director John Duigan and actor Judy Davis on the set of ‘Winter of our Dreams’, Sydney, 1981 by Robert McFarlane

Natural born stiller

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2016

Penelope Grist speaks to Robert McFarlane about shooting for the stars.

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Annual Appeal

Listed by year
Honour board
Dr Peter Farrell

Giving and getting

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2006

The exhibition Portraits for Posterity celebrates gifts to the Gallery, of purchases made with donated funds, and testifies to the generosity and community spirit of Australians.

Ethel Turner

Moving in creative circles

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2008

Harold Cazneaux's portraits of influential Sydneysiders included Margaret Preston and Ethel Turner, both important figures in the development of ideas about Australian identity and culture.

Marilyn Darling AC

Support Crew

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Portraits of philanthropists in the collection honour their contributions to Australia and acknowledge their support of the National Portrait Gallery.

Charlie as he was, 2007

I'm not there

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008
Christopher Chapman looks at some contemporary portraits that explore the construction of identity.
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Portrait Donors

Listed by year
Honour board
Martin Sharp

Oz and beyond

Magazine article by Diana Warnes, 2007

Martin Sharp fulfils the Pop art idiom of merging art and life.

In the Lounge, 2006 by North Sullivan

Seduce, Amuse, Entertain

NPPP 2007 exhibition essay
General content

Michael Desmond, National Photographic Portrait Prize judge and curator, introduces the 2007 Prize.

The hunting lodge, 2007

Seduce Amuse Entertain

Magazine article by Michael Desmond, 2007

Michael Desmond profiles a handful of the entrants in first National Photographic Portrait Prize and notes emerging themes and categories.

Miss Alesandra, 2010

The more things change

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2011

National Photographic Portrait Prize curator, Sarah Engledow, finds reward in a difficult task and ultimately uncovers the essence of portraiture.

Arcadia: Sound of the sea

Exhibition introduction
General content

One night in the spring of 1970 in an old house in Whale Beach, north of Sydney, John Witzig, Albe Falzon and David Elfick put together the first issue of Tracks, playing Neil Young’s album Harvest over and over again as they pasted up galleys of type.

Portrait of Troppo Architects, 2009

Thinking about architecture and portraiture

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2009

Dr Christopher Chapman describes the experimental exhibition Portraits + Architecture

Self-portrait in white jacket , 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay

Wunderkind lost

Magazine article by Inga Walton, 2021

Inga Walton on the brief but brilliant life of Hugh Ramsay.

NPPP finalists

20 20

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2017

Sarah Engledow picks some favourites from a decade of the National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Self portrait

Rick Amor: 21 Portraits

General content

Sarah Engledow chronicles Rick Amor's work and accomplishments in this extensive essay in conjunction with the exhibition Rick Amor: 21 Portraits.

John Monash

Lauded legacy

Magazine article by Karl James, 2015

Karl James gives short shrift to doubts about the profile of General Sir John Monash.

Dulcie Deamer, c. 1920

Out of the shadows

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2013

Joanna Gilmour profiles the life and times of the shutter sisters May and Mina Moore.

Portrait of Thea Proctor, 1905 by George Lambert

The real Thea

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

Long after the portraitist became indifferent to her, and died, a beguiling portrait hung over its subject.

Tom Wills, c. 1870 by William Handcock

Secure the shadow ere the substance fade

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2015

The tragic tale of Tom Wills, the ‘inventor’ of Australian Rules Football.

George Reid paperweight

Some prime ministers

General content

Sarah Engledow explores the history of the prime ministers and artists featured in the exhibition.

Patrick Ryan, 1968 by Mark Strizic

The silent partner

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2015

One half of the team that was Eltham Films left scarcely a trace in the written historical record, but survives in a vivid portrait.

The Bare story

General content

Curator, Penny Grist, reveals how this exhibition came to be

Dr Anne Sanders

Less than six degrees of separation

Lecture, 28 May 2011
General content

Dr Anne Sanders NPG Curatorial Researcher investigated the lives of the pioneering psychologists whose portraits are featured in Inner Worlds.

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