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"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." Sydney J. Harris

Education Resources

Education resources use video, multimedia and sound to present some of the stories surrounding the lives of the artists and subjects in the National Portrait Gallery's collection.  They feature interviews, animations, film footage and archival documents from collections around Australia and overseas.  

Many of the stories will require speakers and a Flash player.  You can download the latest version of Flash for free here.

 

Bob Brown and the Franklin River Protest
Bob Brown and the Franklin River Protest
Bob Brown discusses the events depicted in his portrait by Harold 'The Kangaroo' Thornton. more
Edward John Eyre by Julia Margaret Cameron
Edward John Eyre by Julia Margaret Cameron
The semiotics of facial hair more
Florence Broadhurst
Florence Broadhurst
Be Bold more
Written in Water: Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis
Written in Water: Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis
The relationship between two subjects in the collection more
Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Multiple portraits of Nick Cave spanning his career more
Dr John Yu by Ah Xian
Dr John Yu by Ah Xian
An interview with the subject more
Andy Thomas by Montalbetti + Campbell
Andy Thomas by Montalbetti + Campbell
An interview with the astronaut more
The Jester (Self Portrait) by Lionel Lindsay
The Jester (Self Portrait) by Lionel Lindsay
A visual exploration of 'The Jester' more
Albert Namatjira by William Dargie
Albert Namatjira by William Dargie
Art and Landscape more
Vali Myers by Eva Collins
Vali Myers by Eva Collins
An interview with Dimmi in the lift more
Peter Sculthorpe by Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe by Eric Smith
An interview with the composer more
The Family by Charles Blackman
The Family by Charles Blackman
An interview with Meredith McKinney more
Tim Winton by Quentin Jones
Tim Winton by Quentin Jones
more
Walter Lindrum by Will Longstaff
Walter Lindrum by Will Longstaff
Wally and the game of billiards more
Princess Mary by Jiawei Shen
Princess Mary by Jiawei Shen
A Fairytale more
Douglas Frew Waterhouse
Douglas Frew Waterhouse
An interview with the scientist more
Nat Young by Albert Falzon
Nat Young by Albert Falzon
How to be a Surfing Hero more
Hilda Spong by Tom Roberts
Hilda Spong by Tom Roberts
Practising the Minuet more
George Lambert
George Lambert
Self Portrait with gladioli more
 

 

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