Uncommon Australians: The vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling showcases portraits acquired through the generosity of the National Portrait Gallery’s Founding Patrons, L Gordon Darling AC CMG and Marilyn Darling AC; and pays tribute to the Darlings’ persistence in turning their private dream of a gallery of portraits of ‘uncommon Australians’ into a tangible collection in a purpose-built home.
Accompanied by a lavish catalogue, the exhibition will tour to McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, Victoria, and the Tweed Regional Gallery, New South Wales.
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.
The winter season of our favourite program for the littlest portrait people. Little children and their parent or carer join in playful activities in the galleries exploring faces, colour, sound, and movement.