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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

What's on

Thursday 10 October – Sunday 13 October 2019

Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Closes 9 February

The Look

Featuring striking photographic portraits of contemporary figures from the National Portrait Gallery collection, The Look is an aesthetic treat with a lashing of je ne sais quoi.

The Look

Exhibition closes 9 February
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Closes 9 March

Primed

Some Prime Ministers

Seventeen of Australia’s thirty prime ministers to date are represented in the contrasting sizes, moods and mediums of these portraits.

FREE

Primed

Some Prime Ministers

Exhibition closes 9 March
FREE
Gallery two entrance
Gallery two entrance
Gallery two entrance
Gallery two entrance
Open every day

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.

FREE

Collection display galleries

Exhibition open every day
FREE
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Opens 11 October

Women in Vogue

Celebrating Sixty Years in Australia

This exhibition showcases sixty years of the Vogue Australia archive together with a special tribute to some remarkable Australian women who have featured in the pages of Vogue, and includes iconic portraits of Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson, among others.

Women in Vogue

Celebrating Sixty Years in Australia

Exhibition opens 11 October
Daily event, until Tue 26 May

Collection highlights tour

11:30am

Take a 45 minute tour of the Portrait Gallery exploring the collection and the building.

Free.
FREE
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Collection highlights tour

Daily event until Tue 26 May
11:30am
FREE
T
Sat 28 September
until Sun 13 October

Art cart

Fashion it fierce & fancy

11:00am

Fun, free activities for families, inspired by fashion from the NPG collection.

Free.
FREE
F

Art cart

Fashion it fierce & fancy

Sat 28 Sep until Sun 13 Oct
11:00am
FREE
F
Uncertain Terrains, 2019 by Hannah Quinlivan
Uncertain Terrains, 2019 by Hannah Quinlivan
Uncertain Terrains, 2019 by Hannah Quinlivan
Uncertain Terrains, 2019 by Hannah Quinlivan
Fri 4 October
until Sun 13 October

Hannah Quinlivan

10:00am

Hannah Quinlivan's latest artwork fresh from Sydney Contemporary.

Free.
FREE

Hannah Quinlivan

Fri 4 Oct until Sun 13 Oct
10:00am
FREE
Mon 7 October
until Fri 11 October

Portrait play

Portrait Detective

10:30am

Become a Portrait Detective and join us to explore the portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries.

F

Portrait play

Portrait Detective

Mon 7 Oct until Fri 11 Oct
10:30am
F
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
Aphir by Isabella Connelley
Aphir by Isabella Connelley
Aphir by Isabella Connelley
Aphir by Isabella Connelley
Fri 11 October

Fashionably Late @ NPG

5:00pm

We are keeping our doors open late for a sassy spring soirée. Featuring Aphir, Peach Lane and The Australian Dance Party.

Free.
FREE

Fashionably Late @ NPG

Fri 11 Oct
5:00pm
FREE
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Daily event, from Fri 11 October until Sun 24 November

Women in Vogue tour

2:30pm

Exhibition ticket requried.

Free.
FREE
T

Women in Vogue tour

Daily event from Fri 11 Oct until Sun 24 Nov
2:30pm
FREE
T
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

More events

Monday 14 October – Thursday 17 October 2019

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.