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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 14 July 2020 – Thursday 14 July 2022

Post-show blues, 2019 Liam Nunan
Post-show blues, 2019 Liam Nunan
Post-show blues, 2019 Liam Nunan
Post-show blues, 2019 Liam Nunan
Fri 31 July

Post-show blues

12:30pm

Darling Prize finalist Liam Nunan and actor Guy Simon discuss the portrait, their friendship and the intensity of the acting life.

Free. Bookings required
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Post-show blues

Fri 31 Jul
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
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Chrissy Amphlett, Sydney, c.1988 Stuart Spence
Chrissy Amphlett, Sydney, c.1988 Stuart Spence
Chrissy Amphlett, Sydney, c.1988 Stuart Spence
Chrissy Amphlett, Sydney, c.1988 Stuart Spence
Fri 11 September

Pub Rock access all (virtual) areas

In conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Crowd surf to get up front with curator Jo “Frock on” Gilmour and exhibition manager Sheridan “The Flame” Burnett as they take you backstage on Australia’s Pub Rock scene.

Free. Bookings required
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Pub Rock access all (virtual) areas

In conversation: virtual event

Fri 11 Sep
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Young Docteurs, Kingston Hotel, 6 March 1980 (Paul Hayward guitar and Chris Shakallis), 6.3.80 'pling
Young Docteurs, Kingston Hotel, 6 March 1980 (Paul Hayward guitar and Chris Shakallis), 6.3.80 'pling
Young Docteurs, Kingston Hotel, 6 March 1980 (Paul Hayward guitar and Chris Shakallis), 6.3.80 'pling
Young Docteurs, Kingston Hotel, 6 March 1980 (Paul Hayward guitar and Chris Shakallis), 6.3.80 'pling
Fri 25 September

Canberra cool

In conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Your backstage pass to sensational stories about Canberra’s Pub Rock scene with Chris Shakallis (Young Docteurs), Julia Ford (The Framed) and Fiona Edge (keeper of the ‘Pling archive)

Free. Bookings required
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Canberra cool

In conversation: virtual event

Fri 25 Sep
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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The Lighthouse Keepers, ANU Union, Canberra, 1983. Juliet Ward (vocals), Greg Appel (guitar) 'pling
The Lighthouse Keepers, ANU Union, Canberra, 1983. Juliet Ward (vocals), Greg Appel (guitar) 'pling
The Lighthouse Keepers, ANU Union, Canberra, 1983. Juliet Ward (vocals), Greg Appel (guitar) 'pling
The Lighthouse Keepers, ANU Union, Canberra, 1983. Juliet Ward (vocals), Greg Appel (guitar) 'pling
Fri 9 October

Tales and time

In conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

It’s like an after party, but waaay after. Join Greg Appel (Lighthouse Keepers), Robina Gugler (co-writer of Head Full of Flames) and Fiona Edge (Keeper of the ‘Pling archive).

Free. Bookings required
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Tales and time

In conversation: virtual event

Fri 9 Oct
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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The Dance - David McAllister, 2016 Peter Brew-Bevan
The Dance - David McAllister, 2016 Peter Brew-Bevan
The Dance - David McAllister, 2016 Peter Brew-Bevan
The Dance - David McAllister, 2016 Peter Brew-Bevan
Fri 16 October

Private dancer

In conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Assume ballet position one and join photographer Peter Brew Bevan – in conversation with Before hand exhibition curator, Penny Grist – as he provides insight into the private life of his portrait of dancer David McAllister.

Free. Bookings required
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Private dancer

In conversation: virtual event

Fri 16 Oct
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Jimmy Barnes and Ian Moss, Cold Chisel 1980 Wendy McDougall
Jimmy Barnes and Ian Moss, Cold Chisel 1980 Wendy McDougall
Jimmy Barnes and Ian Moss, Cold Chisel 1980 Wendy McDougall
Jimmy Barnes and Ian Moss, Cold Chisel 1980 Wendy McDougall
Fri 23 October

Squished and sweaty

In conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Grab your press pass and hold it tight as we dive camera-first into the mosh pit! Photographers Wendy McDougall and Stuart Spence have captured the likes of INXS, Cold Chisel, Paul Kelly, Tim Freedman and many more.

Free. Bookings required
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Squished and sweaty

In conversation: virtual event

Fri 23 Oct
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Thu 29 October

Swipe Right

Love in the digital age: virtual event

6:30pm

The internet and digital apps have opened up the world of courtship. But has digital dating made it easier to find our own Australian Love Story?

Free. Bookings required
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Swipe Right

Love in the digital age: virtual event

Thu 29 Oct
6:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Mr John Eason, 1838 W. B. Gould
Fri 30 October

Allsorts

In conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

It takes all sorts to create a national portrait collection – good, bad and ugly; meek and powerful; famous and utterly obscure.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Allsorts

In conversation: virtual event

Fri 30 Oct
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Anna Meares, 2018 Narelle Autio
Anna Meares, 2018 Narelle Autio
Anna Meares, 2018 Narelle Autio
Anna Meares, 2018 Narelle Autio
Fri 6 November

Before hand: The Private Life of a Portrait

In conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

In this hybrid tour and making experience we will take you on a behind-the-scenes journey through the portraits and the exhibition.

Free. Bookings required
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Before hand: The Private Life of a Portrait

In conversation: virtual event

Fri 6 Nov
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh
Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh
Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh
Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh
Fri 13 November

Reclaimed

In Conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Join us for a conversation with NPPP 2020 finalist Sanjeev Singh and his subject Peter McEwan as we discuss the shameful history and ultimate triumph behind this striking portrait.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Reclaimed

In Conversation: virtual event

Fri 13 Nov
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Karen Quinlan AM and Kim Sajet
Karen Quinlan AM and Kim Sajet
Karen Quinlan AM and Kim Sajet
Karen Quinlan AM and Kim Sajet
Wed 18 November

15 minutes of frame

International portrait galleries

9:00am

Delve into the lives, loves and labour of the world’s most prominent portrait galleries in this new international conversation series.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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15 minutes of frame

International portrait galleries

Wed 18 Nov
9:00am AEDT
Bookings required
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Max, Claudia, Jamie, Lex, Phil, Alice, Roy, John, Lady Paula Howard (lower left) and Lottie (lower right) at Jamie and Lex's wedding, Kew, Melbourne, c. 1970s Unknown artist
Max, Claudia, Jamie, Lex, Phil, Alice, Roy, John, Lady Paula Howard (lower left) and Lottie (lower right) at Jamie and Lex's wedding, Kew, Melbourne, c. 1970s Unknown artist
Max, Claudia, Jamie, Lex, Phil, Alice, Roy, John, Lady Paula Howard (lower left) and Lottie (lower right) at Jamie and Lex's wedding, Kew, Melbourne, c. 1970s Unknown artist
Max, Claudia, Jamie, Lex, Phil, Alice, Roy, John, Lady Paula Howard (lower left) and Lottie (lower right) at Jamie and Lex's wedding, Kew, Melbourne, c. 1970s Unknown artist
Fri 20 November

Coming out of the archives

In Conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Celebrate the past as we chat all things love, intimacy and sex with Nick Henderson from the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Free. Bookings required
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Coming out of the archives

In Conversation: virtual event

Fri 20 Nov
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Margel and Tarquin, Canberra, c. 1945 Frank Hinder
Margel and Tarquin, Canberra, c. 1945 Frank Hinder
Margel and Tarquin, Canberra, c. 1945 Frank Hinder
Margel and Tarquin, Canberra, c. 1945 Frank Hinder
Fri 27 November

Frank and Margel Hinder

In Conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Join Sandra Bruce, Director Collection & Exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, as she explores the progressive and successful relationship of artists and couple Margel and Frank Hinder.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Frank and Margel Hinder

In Conversation: virtual event

Fri 27 Nov
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Fri 11 December

In their own words

In Conversation: virtual event

12:30pm

Join curator Penny Grist in conversation with Karen Vickery, Director Access and Learning and Louise Maher, journalist and researcher as they discuss the project and share some fascinating stories from the App.

Free. Bookings required
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In their own words

In Conversation: virtual event

Fri 11 Dec
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
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Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Thu 28 January

15 Minutes of Frame

with NPG London, Scotland and Australia: virtual event

8:00pm

Delve into the lives, loves and labour of the world’s most prominent portrait galleries in this international conversation series.

Free.
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15 Minutes of Frame

with NPG London, Scotland and Australia: virtual event

Thu 28 Jan
8:00pm AEDT
FREE
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Image supplied by Endangered Heritage
Image supplied by Endangered Heritage
Image supplied by Endangered Heritage
Image supplied by Endangered Heritage
Sat 30 January

Conservation crash course

2:00pm

Join us as we chat with specialists (and no doubt patient humans) from Endangered Heritage to hear about the curious processes involved in restoring and conserving art objects.

Bookings required
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Conservation crash course

Sat 30 Jan
2:00pm AEDT
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Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Fri 12 February

Deconstructed for diversity

In Conversation with Anne Zahalka: virtual event

12:30pm

Photo-media artist Anne Zahalka has been exhibiting since the early 80s. Join us (and Anne!) as we look at a few of her works in the collection and chat about her principles and practice.

Free. Bookings required
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Deconstructed for diversity

In Conversation with Anne Zahalka: virtual event

Fri 12 Feb
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Fri 19 February

The Weighting game

In Conversation with Greg Weight: virtual event

12:30pm

Can you believe there are over 100 portraits by photographer Greg Weight in the collection?! Join us as we talk all things portraiture with the prolific photographer himself.

Free. Bookings required
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The Weighting game

In Conversation with Greg Weight: virtual event

Fri 19 Feb
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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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.