Browse 34 portraits of notable Australian women
View the six exhibited works online
A fun and forthright show about portraits that show some skin
Explore props and poses in portraits through creative activities in the galleries.
Activities for families to enjoy together during the school holidays.
Little children and their parent or carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities.
Listen to a story and create your own visual response.
Singing and dancing emperor penguins.
This year The Big Draw is on each Sunday in October with the theme ‘Every drawing tells a story’.
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.
Learn what portraits can tell you about who you are.
Michelle de Kretser on her writing practice and her portrait by Weng-Ho Chong
Australian adults are invited to enter up to six photographic portraits.
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