The National Portrait Gallery mourns the loss of its inaugural director
Browse 34 portraits of notable Australian women
A fun and forthright show about portraits that show some skin
Meet for facilitated conversation and sharing of ideas around selected portraits.
Choral music performed by the professional vocal ensemble, Clarion, led by Tobias Cole.
Hear poet Subhash Jaireth and cellist David Pereira respond to two portraits.
Life drawing for beginners and those with some experience.
This year The Big Draw is on each Sunday in October with the theme ‘Every drawing tells a story’.
Michelle de Kretser on her writing practice and her portrait by Weng-Ho Chong
A party and events fair presented by Handmade Canberra and Hustle&Scout
Free theatrical performances bringing to life collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery.
Little children and their parent or carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities.
New members of our Circle of Friends are invited to a free introductory tour of the Gallery.
Australian adults are invited to enter up to six photographic portraits.
View the six exhibited works online
The National Portrait Gallery's membership program supports the Gallery's development and offers unique benefits and discounts.
Your support through gifts, bequests and donations enables the Gallery to continue to develop an outstanding collection of portraits of people who have shaped Australia.
The National Portrait Gallery offers a variety of spaces available for use for private events during the day and evening.
Relax, unwind, and enjoy an array of freshly prepared foods catering to all tastes and dietary requirements.
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Features Julia Gillard's tribute to Joan Kirner
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning British sovereign
It's about famous, frontline Australians, and it's about ourselves: who we read, watch, listen to, cheer for and emulate.
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