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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.

Talks and lectures

Tuesday 15 October 2019 – Friday 15 October 2021

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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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

Saturday 16 October 2021 – Tuesday 17 October 2023

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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.