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Talks and lectures

Friday 7 December 2018 – Monday 7 December 2020

Jackie, 2018 by Katrin Koenning
Jackie, 2018 by Katrin Koenning
Jackie, 2018 by Katrin Koenning
Jackie, 2018 by Katrin Koenning
Sat 23 February

National Photographic Portrait Prize Forum

11:00am

Dr Christopher Chapman, NPG Senior Curator and NPPP judge leads an open discussion to explore different perspectives raised by the exhibition.

Free.
FREE
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National Photographic Portrait Prize Forum

Sat 23 Feb
11:00am
FREE
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Virginia Haussegger
Virginia Haussegger
Virginia Haussegger
Virginia Haussegger
Fri 8 March

Women, power and progress post #MeToo

6:00pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Virginia Haussegger, who will discuss her journey as journalist and women’s advocate. Followed by a Q&A session.

Bookings required
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Women, power and progress post #MeToo

Fri 8 Mar
6:00pm
Bookings required
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Karen Quinlan AM, Director, National Portrait Gallery
Karen Quinlan AM, Director, National Portrait Gallery
Karen Quinlan AM, Director, National Portrait Gallery
Karen Quinlan AM, Director, National Portrait Gallery
Fri 28 June

Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture

A Face to the Future: the third decade

6:00pm

New Director Karen Quinlan will expand upon her vision for the Gallery and talk about the institution’s next decade, its third.

Bookings required
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Andrew Sayers Memorial Lecture

A Face to the Future: the third decade

Fri 28 Jun
6:00pm
Bookings required
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Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam
Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam
Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam
Chris Wallace-Crabbe, 2011 Kristin Headlam
Sat 19 October

Poetry on the Move

Mani Rao and Alvin Pang in conversation

10:30am

Poets in residence, featuring readings commissioned for the festival, followed by a broad-ranging discussion touching on poetic journeys, influences, inspirations and ideas.

Free.
FREE
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Poetry on the Move

Mani Rao and Alvin Pang in conversation

Sat 19 Oct
10:30am
FREE
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Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Professor A D Hope, Canberra, 1963 (printed 2000) David Moore
Sun 20 October

Poetry on the Move

Kei Miller and Tricia Dearborn in conversation

10:30am

Poets in residence, featuring readings commissioned for the festival, followed by a broad-ranging discussion touching on poetic journeys, influences, inspirations and ideas.

Free.
FREE
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Poetry on the Move

Kei Miller and Tricia Dearborn in conversation

Sun 20 Oct
10:30am
FREE
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Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Smith
Sun 27 October

Distinguished dressers

1:30pm

The fabulous Charlotte Smith, owner of The Darnell Collection and author of One Enchanted Evening, Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel, shares her love of vintage fashion.

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Distinguished dressers

Sun 27 Oct
1:30pm
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The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
Sun 1 December

The Meeting Place Conference

11:30am; 2:30pm

The National Portrait Gallery is proud to host part of Meeting Place 2019, Australia's leading forum on arts, culture and disability.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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The Meeting Place Conference

Sun 1 Dec
11:30am; 2:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
The painter transmogrified and Mrs Smith, 1973 Eric Smith
Tue 3 December

The Meeting Place Conference

1:00pm; 1:00pm; 1:00pm

The National Portrait Gallery is proud to host part of Meeting Place 2019, Australia's leading forum on arts, culture and disability.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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The Meeting Place Conference

Tue 3 Dec
1:00pm; 1:00pm; 1:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
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The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe
Sun 2 February

Wendy Sharpe

1:30pm

Join leading Australian artist Wendy Sharpe, as she discusses her interest in painting people, with particular reference to her bold, evocative portrait of Elena Kats-Chernin.

Bookings required
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Wendy Sharpe

Sun 2 Feb
1:30pm
Bookings required
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Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Fri 6 March

Blandina Barney in conversation

12:00pm

Ahead of International Women’s day, Shirley Purdie’s daughter Blandina Barney will share stories from her mother’s life as an Aboriginal woman.

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Blandina Barney in conversation

Fri 6 Mar
12:00pm
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NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Sat 14 March

National Photographic Portrait Prize Forum

11:00am

Join for us a discussion about this year’s NPPP 2020 exhibition and exploring powerful storytelling in photographic portraiture.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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National Photographic Portrait Prize Forum

Sat 14 Mar
11:00am
Bookings required
FREE
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NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Wed 18 March

Naabami

Thou shall/will see me/us – Matilda (Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri peoples)

12:30pm

Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri elder, Dr Matilda House, about her photographic portrait.

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Naabami

Thou shall/will see me/us – Matilda (Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri peoples)

Wed 18 Mar
12:30pm
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Beauty by Bri Lee
Beauty by Bri Lee
Beauty by Bri Lee
Beauty by Bri Lee
Wed 18 March

Talking about identity

6:00pm

Join Australian writer Bri Lee (author of the powerful Eggshell Skull) in discussion with author and journalist Caroline Baum about Lee’s new book, Beauty.

Bookings required
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Talking about identity

Wed 18 Mar
6:00pm
Bookings required
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NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Sun 22 March

Cross country with identity

2:00pm

Join Penny Grist, NPG curator and NPPP judge in conversation with finalists Mike Bowers and Charles Tambiah.

Bookings required
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Cross country with identity

Sun 22 Mar
2:00pm
Bookings required
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Ludmilla Jordanova
Ludmilla Jordanova
Ludmilla Jordanova
Ludmilla Jordanova
Sun 19 April

Why portraits matter

2:00pm

In collaboration with the ANU Humanities Research Centre, the Portrait Gallery welcomes Ludmilla Jordanova, Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of History at Durham University, who will discuss the continuing importance of portraits and how we utilise them.

Bookings required
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Why portraits matter

Sun 19 Apr
2:00pm
Bookings required
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More events

Tuesday 8 December 2020 – Friday 9 December 2022

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