First ladies: Significant Australian women 1913–2013
Julia Gillard 2006 Robin Sellick (b. 1967) Photo: Supplied by National Portrait Gallery Courtesy of Robin Sellick
A noticeably more relaxed image of the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, hair flicked up, sans glasses and seated in front of a luridly coloured purple shed will be unveiled in an exhibition of powerful women by the National Portrait Gallery on Friday.
The portrait by photographer Robin Sellick is a remarkable contrast to the determined, face set Prime Minister who this week announced an election for September.
It will be displayed as part of the exhibition First Ladies: Significant Australian women 1913-2013.
The exhibition includes a range of both riveting and familiar images.