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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.

The Bee Gees, Kings Cross
The Bee Gees, Kings Cross
The Bee Gees, Kings Cross

The Bee Gees, Kings Cross, 1970-1971

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Purchased 2021

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia

No shirt, no service

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2010

Bon Scott and Angus Young photographed by Rennie Ellis are part of a display celebrating summer and images of the shirtless male.

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia
Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia
Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia

Bon Scott & Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978 (printed 2010)

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph, selenium toned on paper

Purchased 2010

Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross

Aussies All

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2006

Rennie Ellis photographs the self-proclaimed 'Witch of Kings Cross'.

Kinky Night. Impressions Club, 1987

Aussies all

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2006

The exhibition Aussies all features the ecclectic portrait photography of Rennie Ellis which captures Australian life during the 70s and 80s.

Helen Reddy
Helen Reddy
Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy, 1978

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2006

Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls)
Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls)
Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls)

Carlotta, Kings Cross (Les Girls), 1970-1971

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2006

Robert Di Pierdomenico
Robert Di Pierdomenico
Robert Di Pierdomenico

Robert Di Pierdomenico "Dipper", 1986

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross
Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross
Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross

Rosaleen Norton, Witch of Kings Cross, 1970-1971

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Rex Battarbee
Rex Battarbee
Rex Battarbee

Rex Battarbee, c. 1970

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Fred Dagg (John Clarke)
Fred Dagg (John Clarke)
Fred Dagg (John Clarke)

Fred Dagg (John Clarke), 1982

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Alan Bond
Alan Bond
Alan Bond

Alan Bond, 1985

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Ron Barassi
Ron Barassi
Ron Barassi

Ron Barassi, 1975

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Lang Hancock
Lang Hancock
Lang Hancock

Lang Hancock, 1985

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Joan Kirner
Joan Kirner
Joan Kirner

Joan Kirner, c. 1990

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2006

Ken Done
Ken Done
Ken Done

Ken Done, 1987

Rennie Ellis
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2006

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