Drawn from the National Portrait Gallery’s contemporary collection highlights, the portraits of Australians in this exhibition are of people whose unique life experiences symbolise social and cultural themes. The portraits attest to the facility of photographic portraiture to convey compelling psychological depth. The exhibition premieres a newly commissioned portrait of Rosie Batty by photographer Nikki Toole. Because of her traumatic personal experience, Rosie is recognised as a spokesperson for combatting domestic violence. Rosie Batty was Australian of the Year in 2015.