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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.

Performances

Monday 20 May 2019 – Thursday 20 May 2021

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
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Transcendence

Sat 21 Sep
3:00pm AEDT
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.

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After Dark with Paul Capsis

Fri 4 Oct
8:00pm AEDT
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 AEDT
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
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Seamless

Fri 11 Oct
5:30pm; 6:30pm AEDT
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 AEDT
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
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Luminescence Children’s Choir

Sun 20 Oct
3:00pm AEDT
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
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Out and Loud

Sat 26 Oct
2:00pm AEDT
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
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Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australia Series

Thu 31 Oct
6:30pm AEDT
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 AEDT
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
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Igitur Nos

Wed 18 Dec
12:30pm AEDT
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 AEDT
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 AEDT
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
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Progetti

Sun 22 Dec
1:30pm AEDT
FREE
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Thu 12 March

Love, Kindness, Decency

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australian Series

6:30pm

The performance explores music as a powerful, healing response to pain. Directed by Kirsten Williams, the CSO Chamber Orchestra will premiere two work by rising Australian composers.

Bookings required
P

Love, Kindness, Decency

Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australian Series

Thu 12 Mar
6:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
P
Tammi Gissell
Tammi Gissell
Tammi Gissell
Tammi Gissell
Sun 13 September

Recognise

Three women, three cultures, one land

3:00pm; 4:00pm

Dancers Tammi Gissell, Natasha Lee Rogers and Emma Laverty join to present a performance of unity and celebration of culture on Ngunnawal land. Accompanied by violinist Michael Liu.

Free.
FREE
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Recognise

Three women, three cultures, one land

Sun 13 Sep
3:00pm; 4:00pm AEDT
FREE
P
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
Sat 28 November

I Progetti

Miracles From Times of Plague

1:30pm

A selection of works composed during times of pandemics, epidemics, and highly contagious diseases that celebrate the beauty that can be created in, and despite, the darkest of times.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
P

I Progetti

Miracles From Times of Plague

Sat 28 Nov
1:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
P
Sat 19 December

Evensong

4:00pm

A Christmas themed concert featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
P

Evensong

Sat 19 Dec
4:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
P
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti Photo © Eva Schroeder
Sat 19 December

I Progetti

New Day

1:30pm

Progetti Chamber Choir invites you to share in this programme of Christmas music, and in the invocation of the dawning of a new day, where light and hope are reborn.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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I Progetti

New Day

Sat 19 Dec
1:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
P
Sun 20 December

Evensong

4:00pm

A Christmas themed concert featuring the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
P

Evensong

Sun 20 Dec
4:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
P
Thu 21 January
until Sun 24 January

My place

Dance performance

11:00am; 12:00pm; 1:30pm

QL2 Director Ruth Osborne, working in close collaboration with seven recent tertiary dance graduates, brings you a performance that will move through the three themes to explore creative spaces, connection to landscape and their collective story.

Free.
FREE
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My place

Dance performance

Thu 21 Jan until Sun 24 Jan
11:00am; 12:00pm; 1:30pm AEDT
FREE
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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.