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Friday 7 December 2018 – Monday 7 December 2020

Sat 8 December

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 8 Dec
4:00pm
FREE
P
Sun 9 December

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sun 9 Dec
4:00pm
FREE
P
Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole
Sun 16 December

Transcendence

11:00am

Tobias Cole leads a celebration of singing, featuring children from Turner Trebles, Canberra Children’s Choir, Lyneham High Voices and Vocal Fry.

Free.
FREE
P

Transcendence

Sun 16 Dec
11:00am
FREE
P
I Progetti Chamber Choir
I Progetti Chamber Choir
I Progetti Chamber Choir
I Progetti Chamber Choir
Sun 16 December

Walking in the Air

3:30pm

I Progetti Chamber Choir, with Dr Anthony Smith, presents Walking in the Air. Although partly Advent-themed, this concert celebrates the spirituality inherent in all humanity regardless of creed.

Free.
FREE
P

Walking in the Air

Sun 16 Dec
3:30pm
FREE
P
Igitur Nos
Igitur Nos
Igitur Nos
Igitur Nos
Wed 19 December

Igitur Nos

12:30pm

Let your spirits soar with Christmas carols by chamber choir Igitur Nos.

Free.
FREE
P

Igitur Nos

Wed 19 Dec
12:30pm
FREE
P
Sun 6 January

Wiradjuri Echoes

2:00pm

Wiradjuri Echoes share Aboriginal culture, storytelling through music and dance. Children are welcome to join the dancers and learn to dance to the didgeridoo.

Free.
FREE
P

Wiradjuri Echoes

Sun 6 Jan
2:00pm
FREE
P
Sat 16 February

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 16 Feb
4:00pm
FREE
P
Sun 17 February

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sun 17 Feb
4:00pm
FREE
P
Sat 2 March

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 2 Mar
4:00pm
FREE
P
Sun 3 March

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sun 3 Mar
4:00pm
FREE
P
Troye Sivan, 2018 by James Brickwood
Troye Sivan, 2018 by James Brickwood
Troye Sivan, 2018 by James Brickwood
Troye Sivan, 2018 by James Brickwood
Thu 14 March

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australia Series

6:30pm

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra presents The Power of One, the first of two concerts coinciding with Portrait Gallery exhibitions.

Bookings required
P

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australia Series

Thu 14 Mar
6:30pm
Bookings required
P
Photo by Art Atelier from MIST choreographed by Stephanie Burridge
Photo by Art Atelier from MIST choreographed by Stephanie Burridge
Photo by Art Atelier from MIST choreographed by Stephanie Burridge
Photo by Art Atelier from MIST choreographed by Stephanie Burridge
Fri 15 March

The BOLD Festival

3:30pm

The Portrait Gallery is one of the venues for the BOLD Festival, which celebrates the legacy of dance in all cultures and is a platform for the work of older practising artists.

Free.
FREE
P

The BOLD Festival

Fri 15 Mar
3:30pm
FREE
P
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
Sun 31 March

The Parting Glass

12:00pm

Journeys, farewells and loss, and partings both temporary and permanent. I Progetti Chamber Choir presents music from the Renaissance to the present day.

Free.
FREE
P

The Parting Glass

Sun 31 Mar
12:00pm
FREE
P
Sat 6 April

Evensong

3:45pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 6 Apr
3:45pm
FREE
P
Sun 7 April

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sun 7 Apr
4:00pm
FREE
P
Fri 12 April

The Walls That Talk

4:00pm; 5:00pm

What would the Gallery’s portraits share if they could talk? The Walls That Talk is an alluring experience that explores the Gallery as both an art collection and collection of stories.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
P

The Walls That Talk

Fri 12 Apr
4:00pm; 5:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
P
Sat 13 April

The Walls That Talk

4:00pm; 5:00pm

What would the Gallery’s portraits share if they could talk? The Walls That Talk is an alluring experience that explores the Gallery as both an art collection and collection of stories.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
P

The Walls That Talk

Sat 13 Apr
4:00pm; 5:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
P
Sun 14 April

The Walls That Talk

4:00pm; 5:00pm

What would the Gallery’s portraits share if they could talk? The Walls That Talk is an alluring experience that explores the Gallery as both an art collection and collection of stories.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
P

The Walls That Talk

Sun 14 Apr
4:00pm; 5:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
P
Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole
Tobias Cole
Sat 21 September

Transcendence

3:00pm

Marking International Day of Peace, Tobias Cole leads a celebration of singing, featuring children and young adults from Turner Trebles, Canberra Children’s Choir, Lyneham High Voices, Vocal Fry and ANU Chamber Choir.

Free.
FREE
P

Transcendence

Sat 21 Sep
3:00pm
FREE
P
Paul Capsis, 2004 Esther Erlich
Paul Capsis, 2004 Esther Erlich
Paul Capsis, 2004 Esther Erlich
Paul Capsis, 2004 Esther Erlich
Fri 4 October

After Dark with Paul Capsis

8:00pm

Join us for an evening of cabaret with the extraordinary Paul Capsis at this 18+ event. Check out The Look afterhours, as well as the general collection, while music drifts through the galleries, then grab a beverage and enjoy the show.

P

After Dark with Paul Capsis

Fri 4 Oct
8:00pm
P
Sat 5 October
until Sun 6 October

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 5 Oct until Sun 6 Oct
4:00pm
FREE
P
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Fri 11 October

Seamless

5:30pm; 6:30pm

Celebrating fashion as important expressive medium, the Australian Dance Party challenge the conveyor belt industry driven by economics, advertising and disposability, to contemplate a different kind of ‘vogue’

Free.
FREE
P

Seamless

Fri 11 Oct
5:30pm; 6:30pm
FREE
P
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Seamless Image by Lorna Sim
Sat 12 October
until Sun 13 October

Seamless

12:00pm; 2:00pm

Celebrating fashion as important expressive medium, the Australian Dance Party challenge the conveyor belt industry driven by economics, advertising and disposability, to contemplate a different kind of ‘vogue’

Free.
FREE
P

Seamless

Sat 12 Oct until Sun 13 Oct
12:00pm; 2:00pm
FREE
P
Sun 20 October

Luminescence Children’s Choir

3:00pm

A recital of joyous and uplifting music from Canberra-based musicians aged 10 to 17.

Free.
FREE
P

Luminescence Children’s Choir

Sun 20 Oct
3:00pm
FREE
P
Sat 26 October

Out and Loud

2:00pm

Four LGBTIQ+ choirs from across Australasia will perform throughout the afternoon in the beautiful acoustics of the Gordon Darling Hall.

Free.
FREE
P

Out and Loud

Sat 26 Oct
2:00pm
FREE
P
Don Burrows at work, 1998 Barry Walsh
Don Burrows at work, 1998 Barry Walsh
Don Burrows at work, 1998 Barry Walsh
Don Burrows at work, 1998 Barry Walsh
Thu 31 October

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australia Series

6:30pm

Led by Oboist Diana Doherty, this concert showcases the finest new wind music Australia has to offer, culminating in a collaborative performance for oboe and the sound of waterfalls played through your smartphone.

Bookings required
P

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australia Series

Thu 31 Oct
6:30pm
Bookings required
P
Sat 9 November
until Sun 10 November

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 9 Nov until Sun 10 Nov
4:00pm
FREE
P
Igitur Nos
Igitur Nos
Igitur Nos
Igitur Nos
Wed 18 December

Igitur Nos

12:30pm

Let your spirits soar with Christmas carols by chamber choir Igitur Nos.

Free.
FREE
P

Igitur Nos

Wed 18 Dec
12:30pm
FREE
P
Sat 21 December

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 21 Dec
4:00pm
FREE
P
Sun 22 December

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sun 22 Dec
4:00pm
FREE
P
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
Sun 22 December

Progetti

1:30pm

I Progetti Chamber Choir’s trademark Christmas selection of tunes beautiful yet little-known, interspersed with more familiar seasonal works.

Free.
FREE
P

Progetti

Sun 22 Dec
1:30pm
FREE
P
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Thu 12 March

Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Australian Series

6:30pm

The first concert in the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 2020 Australian Series presents the work of emerging and established Australian voices.

Bookings required
P

Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Australian Series

Thu 12 Mar
6:30pm
Bookings required
P
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
Sun 5 April

Love Among The Ruins

1:30pm

I Progetti Chamber Choir presents a concert themed around the finding of hope in the depths of sorrow.

Free.
FREE
P

Love Among The Ruins

Sun 5 Apr
1:30pm
FREE
P
Sat 16 May
until Sun 17 May

Evensong

4:00pm

Featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 16 May until Sun 17 May
4:00pm
FREE
P

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Tuesday 8 December 2020 – Friday 9 December 2022

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