Gay Alcorn, Cathy Alexander, Dennis Altman, Wendy Bacon, The Bedroom Philosopher, Eric Beecher, Larissa Behrendt, Sophie Black, Julian Burnside, Jennifer Byrne, Fiona Capp, Jane Caro, Michael Cathcart, Alison Croggon, Mary Crooks, Sushi Das, Catherine Deveny, Anne Deveson, Charles Firth, Morag Fraser, Anna Goldsworthy, Jonathan Green, Libbi Gorr, Wendy Harmer, Joan Kirner, Ramona Koval, Mark Latham, Benjamin Law, Antony Loewenstein, Amanda Lohrey, Miriam Lyons, Father Bob Maguire, Anne Manne, David McKnight, Peter McPhee, George Megalogenis, Tony Moore, Terry Moran, Denis Muller, Ben Pobje, Henry Reynolds, Peter Rose, Julianne Schultz, Margaret Simons, Peter Singer, Tim Soutphommasane, Jeff Sparrow, Fiona Stanley, Anne Summers, Magda Szubanski, Arnold Zable.One of Australia's greatest literary stars, Catherine Deveny, already has her publicity shot ready.
As she told her Twitter disciples, "Samuel Townsend took this portrait on a rooftop in Northcote last Saturday for the National Portrait Gallery Canberra." The National Portrait Gallery? Good chance there is some grant money in there somewhere.
Get up. Go to work. Pay tax. And never doubt for a moment that it is in the country's best interests to be spending the confiscated fruits of ignorati labours on snapshots of vulgarians with thighs like Christmas hams.