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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.

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

L. Gordon Darling AC CMG

31 August 2015
Archived media releases 2015

The Chairman, Board, Director and all the Staff of the National Portrait Gallery mourn the loss of our Founding Patron, who died peacefully in Melbourne this morning. He was 94.

Jon Muir and Ian Darling

'My favourite place to be'
Portrait story

Filmmaker Ian Darling talks with adventurer Jon Muir about crossing the vast salt lakes of central Australia.

Jon (Jon Muir)
Jon (Jon Muir)
Jon (Jon Muir)

Jon (Jon Muir), 2008

Ian Darling AO
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Gift of the artist 2010

Barbara Blackman
Barbara Blackman
Barbara Blackman

Barbara Blackman, c. 1953

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Barbara Blackman 2004

Barbara Blackman
Barbara Blackman
Barbara Blackman

Barbara Blackman, 2008

Gorgi Dimcevski
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Barbara Blackman 2009

Bust of Frank McIlwraith
Bust of Frank McIlwraith
Bust of Frank McIlwraith

Bust of Frank McIlwraith, 1937

Barbara Tribe
Portrait, cast bronze, patinated

Gift of the Estate of the late Barbara Tribe 2009

Dr Joan M Redshaw AM
Dr Joan M Redshaw AM
Dr Joan M Redshaw AM

Dr Joan M Redshaw AM, 1982

Barbara Tribe
Portrait, terracotta

Purchased 2016

Barbara Blackman

Restoring histories

Magazine article by Gillian Raymond, 2004

Photographic conservation practices and the restoration of the Barbara Blackman photographic portrait.

Barbara Blackman

Life class

Magazine article by Leonie Hellmers, 2004

Barbara Blackman reflects on her experiences as a life model.

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All in the Family

Magazine article by Barbara Blackman AO, 2003

In 2000, Barbara Blackman donated a portrait of her close friends - poet Judith Wright, her husband Jack McKinney and their daughter Meredith - painted by Charles Blackman.

Marilyn Darling interview video: 2 minutes

Marilyn Darling

by Anne Zahalka
Portrait story

Marilyn Darling talks about the creation of her portrait, and the photographic process.

Harold Darling
Harold Darling
Harold Darling

Harold Darling,

A D. Colquhoun
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of BHP Billiton 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Barbara McCarthy
Barbara McCarthy
Barbara McCarthy

Barbara McCarthy, c. 2000

Penny Tweedie
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2004

Stanley Bruce
Stanley Bruce
Stanley Bruce

Stanley Bruce, 1937

Barbara Tribe
Portrait, cast bronze

Gift of the artist 2000

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