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Monday 27 January 2020 – Thursday 27 January 2022

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, 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 until Sun 16 Feb
10:00am
FREE
F
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Natalie Imbruglia, 1999 Polly Borland
Daily event, 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 until Sun 2 Feb
11:00am
FREE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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