National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

National Exhibition Register

  • Silent Strength
    Wayne Quilliam Silent Strength, 2021
    Image Credit
    Courtesy of the artist

About the exhibition

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 reflects the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers, and the unique nature of their subjects.

The winner of NPPP 2022 is 'Silent Strength' by Wayne Quilliam. In making their decision, the judging panel - award-winning press photographer Nick Moir together with Sandra Bruce, the National Portrait Gallery’s Director of Collection and Exhibitions and Associate Curator Rebecca Ray - said Quilliam’s portrait was a work of immense power and beauty; “Everything about this portrait is exceptional. The composition, the contrast, the richness of the colours in the ochres and feathers, and also the sense of pride the subject is portraying – all of these layers and details carry such power in connecting the subject and his story with the audience.”

The remaining finalists represent the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture, offering a sweeping view of the nation's diversity and experience.

*ONE TIMESLOT LEFT - 01 September- 30 November 2023*


Artists and Curator


The NPPP22 finalists include: Michael Bowers, Tom Evangelidis, Adam Ferguson, George Fetting, Adam Haddrick, Petrina Hicks, Elizabeth Looker, Bec Lorrimer, Rod McNicol, Jacob Nash, Wayne Quilliam and The Huxleys

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/09/2023 - 30/11/2023
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
National Portrait Gallery
$6,000 (inc. freight) - Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Exhibition Tour Manual, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Public Workshops, Signage
Primary contact
Tara James
Travelling Exhibitions Coordinator
National Portrait Gallery
02 6102 7069
Secondary contact
Sheridan Burnett, Exhibitions Manager