We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Penelope Gilbert Mr Michael Somare, chief minister of Papua New Guinea

oil on canvas

61 x 91 cm

Image courtesy the artist

This portrait by Penelope Gilbert of politician Michael Somare (1936–2021) is now in the collection of Mt Hagen Council in the Western Highlands province of Papua New Guinea, where Somare is widely known as the father of the nation.