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).
Friday 13: Superstition
DJ Mr Michael plays a selection of music, with accompanying caricatures drawn by Andrew Hore.
Stories from Australians of the Year
until Monday 26 June 2017
Celebrate and be inspired by talent, passion and achievement – and triumph over adversity. This exhibition features major portraits drawn from the National Portrait Gallery collection and supplemented with works from private and institutional sources.Entry is free.
The Popular Pet Show
until Monday 13 March 2017
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.