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Browse 34 portraits of notable Australian women
Little children and their parent or carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities.
The fascinating story of colonial Australians who set out to establish a utopian society in the heart of South America in the 1890s
The fascinating story of colonial Australians who set out to establish a utopian society in the heart of South America in the 1890s.
Draw while listening to David Yardley, voice and harp.
A commemoration concert to celebrate the life of Andrew Sayers AM
National Portrait Gallery curator Joanna Gilmour introduces various folk one wouldn’t wish to meet in a dark alley.
Interactive tour for people living with dementia and their carer.
Come enjoy chamber choir, Igitur nos for choral Christmas carols.
Meet for conversation around the portraits of Kondelea (Della) Ellid by Ivy Shore and Eva Cox by Kim Spooner.
Choral music performed by the professional vocal ensemble, Clarion, led by Tobias Cole.
Join Shenanigans, barbershop quartet for Christmas Carols.
Free activities inspired by Sideshow Alley for families to enjoy together.
Explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries.
Draw while listening to the Hope Street Band, keyboard, vocals, bass, guitar and percussion.
The finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 are now listed on our website!
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