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Friday 23 August 2019 – Monday 23 August 2021

Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Bryan Brown, 2008 Adam Knott
Opens 14 September

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 opens 14 September
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Bob Hawke, 2012 Luke Cornish
Opens 14 September

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 opens 14 September
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
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Opens 14 December

Eye to eye

Eye to Eye is a summer Portrait Gallery Collection remix arranged by degree of eye contact – from turned away with eyes closed all the way through to right-back-at-you – as we explore artists’ and subjects’ choices around the direction of the gaze.

FREE

Eye to eye

Exhibition opens 14 December
FREE
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
L. Gordon Darling AC CMG, 2006 Jiawei Shen
Opens 6 March

Darling Portrait Prize

The Darling Prize is a new annual prize for Australian portrait painters, painting Australian sitters. The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

Darling Portrait Prize

Exhibition opens 6 March
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Opens 6 March

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Exhibition opens 6 March
Opens 6 March

The National Portrait Prizes

Experience the very best new portrait paintings and photographs from across Australia.

The National Portrait Prizes

Exhibition opens 6 March
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Opens 13 March

Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe

Shirley Purdie

Using ochres collected on her country in Western Australia’s East Kimberley, Shirley Purdie’s self-portrait is a kaleidoscope of traditional Gija stories and Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) passed down to her.

FREE

Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe

Shirley Purdie

Exhibition opens 13 March
FREE
Venetia, Lady Digby, circa 1633-1634 (detail) by Sir Anthony van Dyck
Venetia, Lady Digby, circa 1633-1634 (detail) by Sir Anthony van Dyck
Venetia, Lady Digby, circa 1633-1634 (detail) by Sir Anthony van Dyck
Venetia, Lady Digby, circa 1633-1634 (detail) by Sir Anthony van Dyck
Opens 20 June

Love Stories

From the National Portrait Gallery, London

Portraits of some of the world’s best-known couples from the sixteenth century through to the present day – from John Donne, King Charles II and his mistress Barbara Palmer, Venetia Digby, Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and David and Victoria Beckham.

Love Stories

From the National Portrait Gallery, London

Exhibition opens 20 June
Thu 12 September

Hyperconnected virtual tour

11:30am; 2:30pm

Join us virtually on a live highlights tour, from the comfort of your own home. Ask questions, see the collection, and hear some of the stories behind the portraits.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Hyperconnected virtual tour

Thu 12 Sep
11:30am; 2:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
T
Daily event, from Sat 14 September 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 from Sat 14 Sep until Tue 26 May
11:30am
FREE
T
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Sat 14 September
until Sun 15 September

Reopening celebration!

10:00am

Come and join us for a weekend of celebratory activity as we throw open our doors after some cosmetic surgery!

Free.
FREE
F
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Reopening celebration!

Sat 14 Sep until Sun 15 Sep
10:00am
FREE
F
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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
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Tue 24 September

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Tue 24 Sep
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Wed 25 September

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Wed 25 Sep
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
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
Mon 30 September
until Fri 4 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 30 Sep until Fri 4 Oct
10:30am
F
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
C

New friends

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

Hyperconnected virtual tour

11:30am; 2:30pm

Join us virtually on a live highlights tour, from the comfort of your own home. Ask questions, see the collection, and hear some of the stories behind the portraits.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
T

Hyperconnected virtual tour

Tue 8 Oct
11:30am; 2:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
T
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
FREE
C
Wed 9 October

Story Time

10:30am; 2:00pm

Listen to the story Picasso’s Trousers by Nicholas Allan and design and create your own visual response.

Bookings required
F

Story Time

Wed 9 Oct
10:30am; 2:00pm
Bookings required
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
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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
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Tue 15 October

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Tue 15 Oct
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Wed 16 October

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Wed 16 Oct
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Mia Sorlie
Mia Sorlie
Mia Sorlie
Mia Sorlie
Fri 18 October

Fashionably Late @ NPG

5:00pm

We are keeping our doors open late for a sassy spring soirée. Featuring Mia Sorlie and Dana spinning the decks.

Free.
FREE

Fashionably Late @ NPG

Fri 18 Oct
5:00pm
FREE
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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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
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
L

Poetry on the Move

Kei Miller and Tricia Dearborn in conversation

Sun 20 Oct
10:30am
FREE
L
Kim Yang by Kelly McInnes
Kim Yang by Kelly McInnes
Kim Yang by Kelly McInnes
Kim Yang by Kelly McInnes
Fri 25 October

Fashionably Late @ NPG

5:00pm

We are keeping our doors open late for a sassy spring soirée. Featuring Hope Wilkins, Adriana+Bianca and Kim Yang.

Free.
FREE

Fashionably Late @ NPG

Fri 25 Oct
5:00pm
FREE
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
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
L
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
Shoeb Ahmad
Shoeb Ahmad
Shoeb Ahmad
Shoeb Ahmad
Fri 1 November

Fashionably Late @ NPG

5:00pm

We are keeping our doors open late for a sassy spring soirée. Featuring Neko Pink, LIV LI and Shoeb Ahmad.

Free.
FREE

Fashionably Late @ NPG

Fri 1 Nov
5:00pm
FREE
Sun 3 November

Spring Festival

Find your (re)purpose

11:00am

Get all sock ‘n’ soul at our free Spring Festival. Balinese puppeteers, The Super Funky Artists, will lead a creative workshop using recycled materials. There will be performance, music, tours and lots of fun activities throughout the day to inspire imagination.

Free.
FREE
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Spring Festival

Find your (re)purpose

Sun 3 Nov
11:00am
FREE
F
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Tue 5 November

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Tue 5 Nov
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Wed 6 November

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Wed 6 Nov
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Thu 7 November

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Thu 7 Nov
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Peter Sculthorpe, 1982 Eric Smith
Fri 8 November

Little Faces

Spring series

9:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Spring series

Fri 8 Nov
9:30am
Bookings required
F
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
C

Art in the Park

Fri 8 Nov
11:00am
Bookings required
FREE
C
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
Fri 22 November

Undercurrent Design Market

5:00pm

The Undercurrent Design Market is on again! This popular weekend showcases an array of contemporary, leading edge Australian-made design treats and just in time for Christmas.

Free.
FREE

Undercurrent Design Market

Fri 22 Nov
5:00pm
FREE
Sat 23 November
until Sun 24 November

Undercurrent Design Market

10:00am

The Undercurrent Design Market is on again! This popular weekend showcases an array of contemporary, leading edge Australian-made design treats and just in time for Christmas.

Free.
FREE

Undercurrent Design Market

Sat 23 Nov until Sun 24 Nov
10:00am
FREE
Mon 25 November
until Tue 26 November

Visual Thinking Strategies

Beginner practicum

10:00am

The Beginner Practicum focuses on developing VTS facilitation skills through presentation of the basic theoretical tenets of VTS and opportunities to practice with group coaching.

Bookings required

Visual Thinking Strategies

Beginner practicum

Mon 25 Nov until Tue 26 Nov
10:00am
Bookings required
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
C

Circle of Friends Spring Soirée

Tue 26 Nov
6:00pm
Bookings required
C
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
L
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Tue 3 December

Little Faces

Summer series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Tue 3 Dec
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
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
L

The Meeting Place Conference

Tue 3 Dec
1:00pm; 1:00pm; 1:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
L
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
C

New friends

Tue 3 Dec
11:00am
Bookings required
FREE
C
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Wed 4 December

Little Faces

Summer series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Wed 4 Dec
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Thu 5 December

Little Faces

Summer series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Thu 5 Dec
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Fri 6 December

Little Faces

Summer series

9:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Fri 6 Dec
9:30am
Bookings required
F
Self portrait with Spots and Veins, 2003 Chris O'Doherty
Self portrait with Spots and Veins, 2003 Chris O'Doherty
Self portrait with Spots and Veins, 2003 Chris O'Doherty
Self portrait with Spots and Veins, 2003 Chris O'Doherty
Daily event, from Sat 14 December until Sun 16 February

PortraitAu filters

10:00am

Put yourself in the picture with an Instagram filter created for @PortraitAu by artist Jess Herrington.

Free.
FREE
F

PortraitAu filters

Daily event from Sat 14 Dec until Sun 16 Feb
10:00am
FREE
F
Angry Anderson, 2006 Sally Robinson
Angry Anderson, 2006 Sally Robinson
Angry Anderson, 2006 Sally Robinson
Angry Anderson, 2006 Sally Robinson
Sat 14 December
until Sun 16 February

Eye to Eye slow looking tour

2:30pm

Take a 45 minute guided tour of the exhibition.

Free.
FREE
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Eye to Eye slow looking tour

Sat 14 Dec until Sun 16 Feb
2:30pm
FREE
T
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
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Progetti

Sun 22 Dec
1:30pm
FREE
P
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Daily event, from Thu 26 December until Sun 2 February

Family Space

Looking at you, looking at me

11:00am

Free activities inspired by the exhibition Eye to Eye for families to enjoy together.

Free.
FREE
F

Family Space

Looking at you, looking at me

Daily event from Thu 26 Dec until Sun 2 Feb
11:00am
FREE
F
As Famous As The Moon
As Famous As The Moon
As Famous As The Moon
As Famous As The Moon
Thu 26 December

Drawn in

As Famous As The Moon

1:00pm

Draw while listening to music. All materials provided; for all ages and abilities.

Free.
FREE
D

Drawn in

As Famous As The Moon

Thu 26 Dec
1:00pm
FREE
D
Fri 27 December

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

10:30am

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

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

Fri 27 Dec
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Mon 30 December
until Fri 3 January

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

10:30am

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

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

Mon 30 Dec until Fri 3 Jan
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Mon 6 January
until Fri 10 January

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

10:30am

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

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

Mon 6 Jan until Fri 10 Jan
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Wed 8 January

Story time

10:30am; 2:00pm

Listen to the story Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey and create your own visual response

Bookings required
F

Story time

Wed 8 Jan
10:30am; 2:00pm
Bookings required
F
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Sun 12 January

中文导览: 本馆历史背景与精选馆藏

Highlights tour in Mandarin

3:00pm

本馆邀约 刘沁洁 (Chin-Jie Melodie Liu) 以中文为您导览,介绍本馆历史背景,还带您观赏馆内精心挑选过的肖像画作品。

Free.
FREE
T

中文导览: 本馆历史背景与精选馆藏

Highlights tour in Mandarin

Sun 12 Jan
3:00pm
FREE
T
Mon 13 January
until Fri 17 January

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

10:30am

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

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

Mon 13 Jan until Fri 17 Jan
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Thu 16 January

Slow afternoons

2:00pm

Responding to the curatorial design of Eye to Eye, which encourages viewers to slow down and spend time looking, our learning facilitators are offering a slow looking and drawing programs in the exhibition.

Free.
FREE
T

Slow afternoons

Thu 16 Jan
2:00pm
FREE
T
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Sun 19 January

Relaxed mornings

9:00am

Explore the main collection during our ‘quiet hours’ sessions, suitable for anyone who prefers a quieter visitor experience.

Free.
FREE
F

Relaxed mornings

Sun 19 Jan
9:00am
FREE
F
Mon 20 January
until Fri 24 January

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

10:30am

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

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

Mon 20 Jan until Fri 24 Jan
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Mon 27 January
until Fri 31 January

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

10:30am

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

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Portrait Investigator

Mon 27 Jan until Fri 31 Jan
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Tue 28 January

Scattering colour

1:00pm

Experiment with colour combinations, breaking up colour and making it do different things in this workshop inspired by colourful portraits in the Gallery. Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years.

Bookings required
F

Scattering colour

Tue 28 Jan
1:00pm
Bookings required
F
Wed 29 January

Story time

10:30am; 2:00pm

Listen to the story Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey and create your own visual response

Bookings required
F

Story time

Wed 29 Jan
10:30am; 2:00pm
Bookings required
F
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
L

Wendy Sharpe

Sun 2 Feb
1:30pm
Bookings required
L
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Tue 4 February

Little Faces

Summer series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Tue 4 Feb
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
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
C

New friends

Tue 4 Feb
11:00am
Bookings required
FREE
C
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Wed 5 February

Little Faces

Summer series

10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Wed 5 Feb
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Thu 6 February

Little Faces

Summer series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Thu 6 Feb
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
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
C

Eye to Eye

An interactive discussion

Thu 6 Feb
2:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
C
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Thu 6 February
until Sun 10 May

National Portrait Prizes highlights tour

2:30pm

Take a 45 minute tour of the exhibition.

T

National Portrait Prizes highlights tour

Thu 6 Feb until Sun 10 May
2:30pm
T
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Fri 7 February

Little Faces

Summer series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Summer series

Fri 7 Feb
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Adam (Adam Goodes), 2014 Alan Jones
Adam (Adam Goodes), 2014 Alan Jones
Adam (Adam Goodes), 2014 Alan Jones
Adam (Adam Goodes), 2014 Alan Jones
Sun 9 February

The Australian Dream (2019) MA15+

Screening

2:00pm

Feature documentary exploring themes of race, identity and belonging through the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes.

Free.
FREE
S

The Australian Dream (2019) MA15+

Screening

Sun 9 Feb
2:00pm
FREE
S
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Miranda Otto, 1997 Montalbetti+Campbell
Sun 16 February

Slow afternoons

2:00pm

Responding to the curatorial design of Eye to Eye, which encourages viewers to slow down and spend time looking, our learning facilitators are offering a slow looking and drawing programs in the exhibition.

Free.
FREE
T

Slow afternoons

Sun 16 Feb
2:00pm
FREE
T
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Sun 23 February

Drawn in

Cancelled

1:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our musical talent isn’t able to perform for this Sunday’s Drawn In program.

Free.
FREE
D

Drawn in

Cancelled

Sun 23 Feb
1:00pm
FREE
D
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Ningali Lawford-Wolf, 1996 (printed 2016) Stuart Spence
Sun 23 February

中文导览: 本馆历史背景与精选馆藏

Highlights tour in Mandarin

3:00pm

本馆邀约 刘沁洁 (Chin-Jie Melodie Liu) 以中文为您导览,介绍本馆历史背景,还带您观赏馆内精心挑选过的肖像画作品。

Free.
FREE
T

中文导览: 本馆历史背景与精选馆藏

Highlights tour in Mandarin

Sun 23 Feb
3:00pm
FREE
T
Jess Herrington video: 17 seconds
Jess Herrington video: 17 seconds
Jess Herrington video: 17 seconds
Jess Herrington video: 17 seconds
Sat 29 February

Digital Creator

1:00pm

Explore virtual identities by making a simple augmented reality experience in this Digital Creator workshop led by artist Jess Herrington.

Bookings required
W

Digital Creator

Sat 29 Feb
1:00pm
Bookings required
W
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Tue 3 March

Little Faces

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Tue 3 Mar
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
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
C

New friends

Autumn 2020

Tue 3 Mar
11:00am
FREE
C
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Marcia Langton, 2009 Brook Andrew, Trent Walter
Wed 4 March

Little Faces

9:30am; 10:30am

Little children and their parent/carer are invited to join a Learning Facilitator for playful activities. There will be singing, movement and drawing.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Wed 4 Mar
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Fri 6 March

Exclusive Friends Preview

DPP/NPPP 2020

9:00am
Free. Bookings required
FREE
C

Exclusive Friends Preview

DPP/NPPP 2020

Fri 6 Mar
9:00am
Bookings required
FREE
C
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Fri 6 March

Blandina Barney in conversation

12:00pm

Ahead of International Women’s day, Shirley Purdie’s daughter Blandina Barney will share stories from her mother’s life as an Aboriginal woman.

L

Blandina Barney in conversation

Fri 6 Mar
12:00pm
L
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
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
L

National Photographic Portrait Prize Forum

Sat 14 Mar
11:00am
Bookings required
FREE
L
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
NPPP 2020 Who will win?
Sat 14 March

Crafting the iconic image

2:00pm

Renowned portrait photographer Gary Heery offers insights into creating an iconic image, developing works for exhibition, and navigating the interwoven worlds of art and commerce.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
W

Crafting the iconic image

Sat 14 Mar
2:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
W
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.

L

Naabami

Thou shall/will see me/us – Matilda (Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri peoples)

Wed 18 Mar
12:30pm
L
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
L

Talking about identity

Wed 18 Mar
6:00pm
Bookings required
L
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
L

Cross country with identity

Sun 22 Mar
2:00pm
Bookings required
L
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz, 1983 Harold Thornton
Sat 28 March

Audio-described collection tour

11:30am

Take a 60 minute tour of the collection.

Free.
FREE
T

Audio-described collection tour

Sat 28 Mar
11:30am
FREE
T
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Sun 29 March

Drawn in

David Yardley – vocals and harp

1:00pm

Draw while listening to music. All materials provided; for all ages and abilities.

Free.
FREE
D

Drawn in

David Yardley – vocals and harp

Sun 29 Mar
1:00pm
FREE
D
Sun 5 April

Self-story

1:00pm

Explore the potential of the self-portrait with Kate Beynon, Daring Prize finalist, considering both physical and conceptual notions of identity.

Bookings required
W

Self-story

Sun 5 Apr
1:00pm
Bookings required
W
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
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings
Portrait of Jawoyn Elder, Margaret Katherine, 2015 John Gollings
Sun 5 April

中文导览: 本馆历史背景与精选馆藏

Highlights tour in Mandarin

3:00pm
Free.
FREE
T

中文导览: 本馆历史背景与精选馆藏

Highlights tour in Mandarin

Sun 5 Apr
3:00pm
FREE
T
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Tue 7 April

Little Faces

Autumn series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little Faces is designed for babies and toddlers in the care of their grown up to play, sing along, and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Autumn series

Tue 7 Apr
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Wed 8 April

Little Faces

Autumn series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little Faces is designed for babies and toddlers in the care of their grown up to play, sing along, and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Autumn series

Wed 8 Apr
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Fri 10 April
until Sun 26 April

Art Cart

Faces and places

11:00am

Free activities that explore ideas around self-portraits in the collection for families to enjoy together.

Free.
FREE
F

Art Cart

Faces and places

Fri 10 Apr until Sun 26 Apr
11:00am
FREE
F
Tue 14 April
until Fri 17 April

Portrait play

Head and Hands, Make and Play

10:30am

Join us to explore the portraits through creative activities focussed on how we express through our heads and hands.

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Head and Hands, Make and Play

Tue 14 Apr until Fri 17 Apr
10:30am
Bookings required
F
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
L

Why portraits matter

Sun 19 Apr
2:00pm
Bookings required
L
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Richard Tognetti #1510, 2018 Louise Hearman
Sun 19 April

Relaxed mornings

9:00am

Explore the Portrait Gallery Collection during our ‘quiet hours’ sessions, suitable for anyone who prefers a quieter visitor experience.

Free.
FREE
F

Relaxed mornings

Sun 19 Apr
9:00am
FREE
F
Tue 21 April
until Fri 24 April

Portrait play

Head and Hands, Make and Play

10:30am

Join us to explore the portraits through creative activities focussed on how we express through our heads and hands.

Bookings required
F

Portrait play

Head and Hands, Make and Play

Tue 21 Apr until Fri 24 Apr
10:30am
Bookings required
F
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
Wed 22 April

Story time

10:30am

Listen to the story The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan and create your own visual response.

Bookings required
F

Story time

Wed 22 Apr
10:30am
Bookings required
F
Fri 24 April

Fun drawing workshop

1:00pm

Let’s draw! Be inspired by the many styles in the Darling prize; experiment with drawing and create a portrait of your own. Led by Darling prize finalist Anthea da Silva.

Bookings required
D
W
F

Fun drawing workshop

Fri 24 Apr
1:00pm
Bookings required
D
W
F
Sun 26 April

Dynamic Drawing

1:00pm

Experiment with a range of drawing and painting styles with Darling Prize finalist Anthea da Silva.

Bookings required
D
W

Dynamic Drawing

Sun 26 Apr
1:00pm
Bookings required
D
W
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Tue 5 May

Little Faces

Autumn series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little Faces is designed for babies and toddlers in the care of their grown up to play, sing along, and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Autumn series

Tue 5 May
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Wed 6 May

Little Faces

Autumn series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little Faces is designed for babies and toddlers in the care of their grown up to play, sing along, and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Autumn series

Wed 6 May
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Thu 7 May

Little Faces

Autumn series

9:30am; 10:30am

Little Faces is designed for babies and toddlers in the care of their grown up to play, sing along, and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Autumn series

Thu 7 May
9:30am; 10:30am
Bookings required
F
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngaginbe, 2018 Shirley Purdie
Fri 8 May

Little Faces

Autumn series

9:30am

Little Faces is designed for babies and toddlers in the care of their grown up to play, sing along, and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
F

Little Faces

Autumn series

Fri 8 May
9:30am
Bookings required
F
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
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Sun 17 May

Drawn in

Juanita Cucinotta – vocals and guitar

1:00pm

Draw while listening to music. All materials provided; for all ages and abilities.

Free.
FREE
D

Drawn in

Juanita Cucinotta – vocals and guitar

Sun 17 May
1:00pm
FREE
D
Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg
Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg
Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg
Deborah Mailman, 1999 Evert Ploeg
Wed 27 May

Reconciliation week digital tour

11:30am; 2:30pm

Join us live online for a virtual tour of our galleries, from the comfort of your own home or from anywhere across Australia.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Reconciliation week digital tour

Wed 27 May
11:30am; 2:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
T
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 Gordon Bennett
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 Gordon Bennett
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 Gordon Bennett
Eddie Mabo (after Mike Kelley's 'Booth's Puddle' 1985, from Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's profile) No.3, 1996 Gordon Bennett
Wed 27 May
until Wed 3 June

Reconciliation week tours

11:30am

Highlights tours of the collection will focus on the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the collection.

Free.
FREE
T

Reconciliation week tours

Wed 27 May until Wed 3 Jun
11:30am
FREE
T
Faith Bandler, study, 2006 Greg Warburton
Faith Bandler, study, 2006 Greg Warburton
Faith Bandler, study, 2006 Greg Warburton
Faith Bandler, study, 2006 Greg Warburton
Sun 31 May

Screenings from the Australian Biography series

2:30pm

Faith Bandler (1993) and Bill Harney (2001)

S

Screenings from the Australian Biography series

Sun 31 May
2:30pm
S
Daily event, from Thu 4 June until Thu 24 December

Collection highlights tour

11:30am

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

Free.
FREE
T

Collection highlights tour

Daily event from Thu 4 Jun until Thu 24 Dec
11:30am
FREE
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Tuesday 24 August 2021 – Friday 25 August 2023

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