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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.

Circle of friends

Monday 20 May 2019 – Thursday 20 May 2021

Thu 8 August

Archibald Prize day trip 2019

7:00am

Join us on a fabulous day trip to the Art Gallery of NSW, where everything is taken care of for you. View the Archibald, Wynn & Sulman prizes and take the tour

Bookings required
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Archibald Prize day trip 2019

Thu 8 Aug
7:00am AEDT
Bookings required
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Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Tue 1 October

New friends

11:00am

Have you joined the Circle of Friends in the past months? You are invited to meet the Membership Coordinator and join an introductory tour of the Gallery.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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New friends

Tue 1 Oct
11:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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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
Tue 8 October

Exclusive Evening Preview

Women in Vogue

6:00pm

As a special welcome back to the Gallery for our members, we invite you to join us for an introduction from Karen Quinlan, exclusive viewing and a celebratory drink.

Free.
FREE
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Exclusive Evening Preview

Women in Vogue

Tue 8 Oct
6:00pm AEDT
FREE
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Rhoda Roberts, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Rhoda Roberts, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Rhoda Roberts, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Rhoda Roberts, c. 2000 Penny Tweedie
Fri 8 November

Art in the Park

11:00am

Explore Commonwealth Park on a guided walking tour and discover the history and special importance of works of art located in the gardens.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Art in the Park

Fri 8 Nov
11:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Tue 26 November

Circle of Friends Spring Soirée

6:00pm

Spring in for conversation, drinks and canapés with Director Karen Quinlan and guest speaker, avid gardener and visionary artist, Bill Henson.

Bookings required
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Circle of Friends Spring Soirée

Tue 26 Nov
6:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
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Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Tue 3 December

New friends

11:00am

Have you joined the Circle of Friends in the past months? You are invited to meet the Membership Coordinator and join an introductory tour of the Gallery.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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New friends

Tue 3 Dec
11:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Tue 4 February

New friends

11:00am

Have you joined the Circle of Friends in the past months? You are invited to meet the Membership Coordinator and join an introductory tour of the Gallery.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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New friends

Tue 4 Feb
11:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Thu 6 February

Eye to Eye

An interactive discussion

2:00pm

Have a long slow look at the new Eye to Eye exhibition, and join us for an exciting interactive discussion, quiz and Q&A with the curator and creative team.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Eye to Eye

An interactive discussion

Thu 6 Feb
2:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Friends in the Gallery
Tue 3 March

New friends

Autumn 2020

11:00am

Have you joined the Circle of Friends in the past months? Meet our Membership Coordinator and join an introductory tour of the Gallery.

Free.
FREE
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New friends

Autumn 2020

Tue 3 Mar
11:00am AEDT
FREE
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Fri 6 March

Exclusive Friends Preview

DPP/NPPP 2020

9:00am
Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Exclusive Friends Preview

DPP/NPPP 2020

Fri 6 Mar
9:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Fri 4 September

Circle of Friends preview

Pub Rock

10:00am; 12:00pm; 2:00pm; 3:30pm

Be the first to view our new exhibition. Join members of our team for a special tour and see the people, places and sounds that defined Australian pub rock in the 70s and 80s.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Circle of Friends preview

Pub Rock

Fri 4 Sep
10:00am; 12:00pm; 2:00pm; 3:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Tue 8 September

Circle of Friends preview

Pub Rock

9:00am

Be the first to view our new exhibition. Join members of our team for a special tour and see the people, places and sounds that defined Australian pub rock in the 70s and 80s.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Circle of Friends preview

Pub Rock

Tue 8 Sep
9:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 Grant Matthews
Wed 9 September

Circle of Friends preview

Pub Rock

9:00am

Be the first to view our new exhibition. Join members of our team for a special tour and see the people, places and sounds that defined Australian pub rock in the 70s and 80s.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Circle of Friends preview

Pub Rock

Wed 9 Sep
9:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Fri 12 February

Portrait table lunch

Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici

12:00pm

Join Penny Grist, Curator Exhibitions in conversation with Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici, two of Australia’s best-loved artist.

Bookings required
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Portrait table lunch

Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici

Fri 12 Feb
12:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
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Friday 21 May 2021 – Monday 22 May 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.