Late night opening
Fridays in summer
The Portrait Gallery will keep its doors open until 8.00pm on Fridays 13, 20, 27 January and 3, 10, 24 February. We will have a variety of fascinating (and free!) performances throughout the summer, and don’t forget to catch our Popular Pet Show highlights tour at 7.00pm (exhibition ticket required).
February 10: Country affair
Get your feet tapping and fingers clicking along to lively, fun gypsy-swing-style tunes provided by local band Doctor Stovepipe.
The Popular Pet Show
The Popular Pet Show expresses the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and celebrates their trusting, unpretentious ways.
The exhibition includes portraits of Australians and their furry, feathered and fluffy friends by contemporary artists Nicholas Harding, Lucy Culliton, Darren McDonald, Anna Culliton, Fiona McMonagle, Ken Done, Noel McKenna, Graeme Drendel, Robyn Sweaney, Kristin Headlam, Shen Jiawei, Jude Rae, William Robinson, Janet Dawson and Davida Allen.
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.