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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.

What's on

Wednesday 9 June 2021 – Saturday 10 June 2023

Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019

Collection display galleries

Exhibition open every day

The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia.

spaces between movement and stillness
spaces between movement and stillness
spaces between movement and stillness
spaces between movement and stillness

Harriet Schwarzrock

spaces between movement and stillness

Exhibition closes 4 July

Harriet Schwarzrock’s new work explores notions of emotional processes and their physical manifestations.

Kath & Kim, c. 2011 (printed 2020) John Tsiavis
Kath & Kim, c. 2011 (printed 2020) John Tsiavis
Kath & Kim, c. 2011 (printed 2020) John Tsiavis
Kath & Kim, c. 2011 (printed 2020) John Tsiavis

Australian Loves Stories tour

2:30pm, Daily until Sun 1 Aug

Is love all you really need? If so, what kind of love? Join us for an exhilarating look at love in all its guises – from lust and longing, drama and devotion, to seduction and scandal.

Bookings available
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan

Australian Love stories

Family, friends, fanatics and foes (and everything in between!)

Exhibition closes 1 August

Reconnect and reflect with our new major exhibition, Australian Love Stories (in real life!) as we explore love, affection and connection in all its guises.

Bookings required
The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy
The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy
The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy
The Writer, Peter Goldsworthy

Portrait play takeaway

10:00am, Daily until Tue 30 Nov

Become an adventurer and make a gadget to help you on your journey around the Gallery! Explore the portraits on display through close looking and creative activity.

Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits

Pebble Portraits

10:00am, Daily until Sun 11 Jul

To celebrate our Australian Love Stories exhibition, we’re making tokens of affection! Make pebble portraits of the special people in your life.

Neon hands
Neon hands
Neon hands
Neon hands

In conversation

Designing a love story

12:30pm, Fri 11 Jun
Live online

Join us for a behind-the-scenes exposé with the Australian Love Stories designer, Maria Mosquera, alongside our very own Exhibition Manager Sheridan Burnett, to find out how it all comes together.

Bookings required
Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian
Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian
Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian
Master Johnny Day, Australian Champion Pedestrian

Virtual highlights tour

Young talent time

12:30pm, Tue 15 Jun
Live online

Grab a front row seat and discover the incredible talents and fascinating stories behind some of the youngest and brightest stars in the National Portrait Gallery collection.

Bookings required
Imperium, Civic Square 2020 Gold Dance performance
Imperium, Civic Square 2020 Gold Dance performance
Imperium, Civic Square 2020 Gold Dance performance
Imperium, Civic Square 2020 Gold Dance performance

Dance performance

GOLD: outrageous dancing seniors!

2:00pm, Sat 19 Jun

Canberra’s company of dancing elders, GOLD, will wow you with routines old and new.

Asian Lesbian and Gay Pride Group, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1993 William Yang
Asian Lesbian and Gay Pride Group, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1993 William Yang
Asian Lesbian and Gay Pride Group, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1993 William Yang
Asian Lesbian and Gay Pride Group, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1993 William Yang

In conversation with William Yang

Onsite

2:00pm, Sun 20 Jun

Join us in the Gallery to celebrate and reminisce with artist William Yang as he reflects on his joyous photographs of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community and Mardi Gras from 1982 to 2018.

Bookings required
Graham Sylvester's crowd, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1983 William Yang
Graham Sylvester's crowd, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1983 William Yang
Graham Sylvester's crowd, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1983 William Yang
Graham Sylvester's crowd, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, 1983 William Yang

In conversation with William Yang

2:00pm, Sun 20 Jun
Live online

Join us from wherever you are to celebrate and reminisce with artist William Yang as he reflects on his joyous photographs of Australia's LGBTIQ+ community.

Bookings required
My Jack, 2011 Jenny Sages. Private collection. © Jenny Sages. Photo © AGNSW
My Jack, 2011 Jenny Sages. Private collection. © Jenny Sages. Photo © AGNSW
My Jack, 2011 Jenny Sages. Private collection. © Jenny Sages. Photo © AGNSW
My Jack, 2011 Jenny Sages. Private collection. © Jenny Sages. Photo © AGNSW

Virtual highlights tour

Australian Love Stories: Trace - Tales of loss, longing and the land

12:30pm, Tue 22 Jun
Live online

Relationships affect us, change us, and leave their mark on our skin and in our psyche. Join us as we trace roads travelled, places visited and time passing.

Bookings required
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Little faces

10:30am, Wed 23 Jun

Little faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Little faces

10:30am, Thu 24 Jun

Little faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Little faces

10:30am, Fri 25 Jun

Little faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Red target icon
Red target icon
Red target icon
Red target icon

Family space

In my heart

10:00am, Sat 26 Jun until Sun 11 Jul

Love big and small. Free activities inspired by the exhibition Australian Love Stories for families to enjoy together.

You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton
You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton
You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton
You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton

Auslan interpreted tour

Australian Love Stories

2:30pm, Sun 27 Jun

Join us for an exhilarating look at love in all its guises.

Bookings required
Soffritto di Lucio
Soffritto di Lucio
Soffritto di Lucio
Soffritto di Lucio

Virtual highlights tour

Ciao Ragazzi!

12:30pm, Tue 29 Jun
Live online

Missing travel? Let’s escape the cold, and holiday in Europe! Join us on a virtual cruise around Italy and some of the Italians in our collection.

Bookings required
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits

Pebble Portraits workshop

Wednesday 30 June, 10:30am, 11:45am, 3:30pm

To celebrate our Australian Love Stories exhibition, we’re making tokens of affection! Make pebble portraits of the special people in your life or even somewhere you treasure

Bookings required
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits
Pebble Portraits

Pebble Portraits workshop

11:00am, 3:00pm, Thu 1 Jul
Live online

To celebrate our Australian Love Stories exhibition, we’re making tokens of affection! Make pebble portraits of the special people in your life or even somewhere you treasure.

Bookings required
Harriet Schwarzrock's studio
Harriet Schwarzrock's studio
Harriet Schwarzrock's studio
Harriet Schwarzrock's studio

Harriet Schwarzrock’s studio

10:30am, 12:30pm, Sat 3 Jul

Join us for a visit to the hot-glass studio of artist Harriet Schwarzrock in Queanbeyan, NSW.

Bookings required
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman

Australian Love Stories: audio-described tour

11:30am, Sun 4 Jul

Listen in and feel the love with our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision.

Bookings required
Fay Bottrell
Fay Bottrell
Fay Bottrell
Fay Bottrell

Relaxed mornings

9:00am, Sun 4 Jul

Explore the main collection before our usual opening hours. We welcome anyone of any age who would benefit from a more relaxed gallery experience.

Bookings required
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily

Virtual highlights tour

NAIDOC Week

12:30pm, Tue 6 Jul
Live online

Come together and celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Portrait Gallery collection.

Bookings required
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus

Story time

Can bears ski?

10:30am, 1:00pm, Wed 7 Jul

Get cosy and join us in the Gallery to listen to the story of Can bears ski? and then create your own visual response.

Bookings required
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus

Story time

Can bears ski?

11:00am, Wed 7 Jul
Live online

Brrrrr, it is getting cold outside! Can’t come to us? Snuggle inside at home in your warmest knits and listen to the story of Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus.

Bookings required
Jimmy and Jane Barnes
Jimmy and Jane Barnes
Jimmy and Jane Barnes
Jimmy and Jane Barnes

Virtual highlights tour

Love is complicated

12:30pm, Tue 13 Jul
Live online

Love is complicated; from the tender, to the heart breaking and the hilarious. Join us as we pursue portraits that draw us together and force us apart.

Bookings required
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot

Virtual highlights tour

NAIDOC – Heal Country!

12:30pm, Tue 20 Jul
Live online

Post-NAIDOC Week, keep embracing and celebrating the rich culture of our First Nations Australians from the comfort of your own home.

Bookings required
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Red Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Red Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Red Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Red Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine

Performance - Amulet Body

WeiZen Ho

To be rescheduled

In Amulet Body, artist WeiZen Ho enacts a communal ritual in the Gallery. Join her to create a collaborative work of actions and reflections which interpret the love language of physical touch, ultimately reminding us of our interconnectedness.

Frame from Self portrait, 2008 Bruce Petty
Frame from Self portrait, 2008 Bruce Petty
Frame from Self portrait, 2008 Bruce Petty
Frame from Self portrait, 2008 Bruce Petty

Virtual highlights tour

Portraits in portraits

12:30pm, Tue 27 Jul
Live online

What do we call a portrait within a portrait? A portrait portrait? Portrait²? Portraitception? Join us as we peer at works within works within the collection!

Bookings required
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin

Little Faces

August sessions cancelled

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images

Exclusive preview

Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

3:30pm, Fri 30 Jul

Join Sandra Bruce, Director Collection and Exhibitions, for an exclusive preview to the exhibition.

Bookings closed
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Exhibition opens 31 July

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.

Bookings required
New Year's Eve 2019 Allison Marion
New Year's Eve 2019 Allison Marion
New Year's Eve 2019 Allison Marion
New Year's Eve 2019 Allison Marion

Panel discussion

Living Memory

2:00pm, Sat 31 Jul
Onsite and live online

Join us in the gallery or online for a dynamic panel discussion that interrogates some of the themes revealed in Living Memory.

Bookings required
Kurt Fearnley
Kurt Fearnley
Kurt Fearnley
Kurt Fearnley

Virtual Highlights tour

Drip the light fantastic

12:30pm, Tue 3 Aug
Live online

Join us for this dripsnorter of a tour to look at works with drips! We’ll ask what makes a drip?, and what do drips bring to a portrait?

Bookings required
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images
Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize finalist images

Introducing Living Memory

In conversation

12:30pm, Sat 7 Aug
Onsite and live online

Join Sandra Bruce, Director Collection & Exhibitions, for a sneak peek at our exciting new exhibition, Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Bookings required
The Thames Bank Booty Band
The Thames Bank Booty Band
The Thames Bank Booty Band
The Thames Bank Booty Band

Drawn in

The Thames Bank Booty Band

1:00pm, Sun 8 Aug

Draw while listening to the Thames Bank Booty Band with their range of Persian and Kurdish folk, Classical oboe and Tuscan songs.

Self portrait (Hilda in the Chinoise hat)
Self portrait (Hilda in the Chinoise hat)
Self portrait (Hilda in the Chinoise hat)
Self portrait (Hilda in the Chinoise hat)

Virtual Highlights tour

La Belle Epoch

12:30pm, Tue 10 Aug
Live online

Join us as we go back to the intoxicating ‘beautiful age’ in Paris where Australian women artists enjoyed non-conventional surrounds and a new independence, firing up their artistic ambitions and bringing it all home.

Bookings required
Professor John Shine
Professor John Shine
Professor John Shine
Professor John Shine

Virtual Highlights tour

National Science Week

12:30pm, Tue 17 Aug
Live online

Get your white coat and safety goggles on to celebrate National Science Week! This year’s school theme is Food: Different by Design.

Bookings required
Vali Myers
Vali Myers
Vali Myers
Vali Myers

Virtual Highlights Tour

The Masked Sitter

12:30pm, Thu 19 Aug
Live online

Can a portrait ever capture the genuine essence of a person, or it’s simply what they want you to see? Join us as we ponder ‘masks versus the real McCoy!’

Bookings required
You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton
You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton
You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton
You are what is most beautiful about me: a self portrait with Kel and Arella, 2007 Del Kathryn Barton

Story time

A Story of Love

3:30pm, Fri 20 Aug
Live online

What does love mean to you? Where do we find love? What does love look like?

Bookings required

Evensong

To be rescheduled

Be uplifted by the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble directed by Tobias Cole (in the magnificent acoustics of the Gordon Darling Hall).

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Virtual Highlights tour

Is a Close up Personal?

12:30pm, Tue 24 Aug
Live online

Do portraits created in close up provoke an intimate insight into the sitters life and personality? Join us as we look at works in our collection that may be a window to their soul.

Bookings required
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin

Little Faces

August sessions cancelled

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Story time

The Best Worst Day Ever

3:30pm, Fri 27 Aug
Live online

Have you ever had a bad day? Turn that frown upside down and listen to the story of ‘The Best Worst Day Ever’ by Sophy Henn.

Bookings required
Kevin at Midnight, 2020 James J. Robinson
Kevin at Midnight, 2020 James J. Robinson
Kevin at Midnight, 2020 James J. Robinson
Kevin at Midnight, 2020 James J. Robinson

Living Memory panel discussion

12:30pm, Sat 28 Aug
Live online

Join us from wherever you are for a lively panel discussion about lockdown experiences across Australia, illustrated through some of the portraits in our exhibition Living Memory – National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021.

Bookings required
Study of Louis Nowra
Study of Louis Nowra
Study of Louis Nowra
Study of Louis Nowra

Virtual Highlights tour

Oh my word!

12:30pm, Tue 31 Aug
Live online

Grab your specs and join us for a look at works with words. We’ll explore a range of portraits that use text in diverse ways, and discuss why artists might choose to add it.

Bookings required
Self portrait with Bottlebrush
Self portrait with Bottlebrush
Self portrait with Bottlebrush
Self portrait with Bottlebrush

Virtual highlights tour

Mirror in the frame

12:30pm, Tue 7 Sep
Live online

Mirror mirror on the wall, why is a mirror in the portrait at all? Join us as we interrogate this timeless question.

Bookings required
Looking to Pounce: Portrait Drawing
Looking to Pounce: Portrait Drawing
Looking to Pounce: Portrait Drawing
Looking to Pounce: Portrait Drawing

Looking to Pounce: Portrait Drawing

2:00pm, Sat 11 Sep
Live online

Join us from wherever you are for this free online drawing workshop with a unique focus on ways of looking and engaging with drawing as a process rather than the creation of a finished product.

Bookings required
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu

Virtual highlights tour

BYO tour

12:30pm, Tue 14 Sep
Live online

Looking for a way to connect during lockdown? Why not conduct your own tour of the NPG for your friends and family?

Bookings required
Living Memory exhibition behind the scenes
Living Memory exhibition behind the scenes
Living Memory exhibition behind the scenes
Living Memory exhibition behind the scenes

Ask a Curator Day

All day, Wed 15 Sep 2021

Curious about a particular curiosity in the collection? Want to know more about what happens behind-the-scenes? Ask a Curator Day is your chance to find out!

Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh

In conversation

You choose the story!

12:30pm, Thu 16 Sep
Live online

In the very strange land where portraiture meets Choose Your Own Adventure meets Six Degrees of Separation meets Australian Idol, there you will find our Curator, Exhibitions; Penny Grist.

Bookings required
Kitiya Palaskas flower workshop
Kitiya Palaskas flower workshop
Kitiya Palaskas flower workshop
Kitiya Palaskas flower workshop

Bring on spring!

Kitiya Palaskas workshop

3:30pm, Fri 17 Sep
Live online

Create a flower using crafty materials in this hands-on online workshop, hosted by craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas. It may not smell like roses, but will be everlasting!

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 20 Sep
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher
Betty Churcher

Virtual highlights tour

Say, cheeeese!

12:30pm, Tue 21 Sep
Live online

Want to put a smile on your dial? Candid, genuine, warm, and joyous, these delightful smiles are sure to lift your spirits and brighten your day!

Bookings required
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp
Martin Sharp

In conversation

Another pic on the wall

12:30pm, Thu 23 Sep
Live online

During National Week of Deaf People and on the International Day of Sign Languages, please join us for an Auslan interpreted program with Director Collections & Exhibitions, Sandra Bruce.

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 27 Sep
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Jim Conway
Jim Conway
Jim Conway
Jim Conway

Virtual highlights tour

Don't look back

12:30pm, Tue 28 Sep
Live online

The eyes have it! If the eyes are the windows to the soul, what can we find in a portrait where the eyes are closed?

Bookings required

Story time

The Best Worst Day Ever

11:00am, Wed 29 Sep
Live online

Have you ever had a bad day? Turn that frown upside down and listen to the story of ‘The Best Worst Day Ever’ by Sophy Henn.

Bookings required
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville during the install of Express Yourself
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville during the install of Express Yourself
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville during the install of Express Yourself
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville during the install of Express Yourself

In conversation

There and back again

12:30pm, Thu 30 Sep
Live online

Louise Cummins, our Travelling Exhibitions Coordinator will regale you with tales of journeys across the nation; from moving movie stars to Bathurst to baring all in Broken Hill.

Bookings required
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot

Critters from coast to country

3:30pm, Fri 1 Oct
Live online

Discover some of the wonderful creatures that live in Australia and on our portraits. Birds, fish, marsupials, amphibians, snakes, lizards – we’ve got them all.

Bookings required
Hugs on hold, 2019 Sandy Scheltema
Hugs on hold, 2019 Sandy Scheltema
Hugs on hold, 2019 Sandy Scheltema
Hugs on hold, 2019 Sandy Scheltema

Capturing a global mood

National Portrait Galleries In Conversation

7:00pm, Tue 5 Oct
Live online

The power of the photograph and how the exhibitions Hold Still/Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize reflect identity and our shared human experiences at this unique point in history.

Bookings required
Study for portrait of Helen Garner
Study for portrait of Helen Garner
Study for portrait of Helen Garner
Study for portrait of Helen Garner

Virtual highlights tour

The starting line

12:30pm, Tue 5 Oct
Live online

Hey presto, it's done! Making a portrait is rarely so easy. Join us as we look at initial sketches of works in the collection, and get an insight into the creative process.

Bookings required
Maggie Tabberer
Maggie Tabberer
Maggie Tabberer
Maggie Tabberer

In Conversation

Down the rabbit hole

12:30pm, Thu 7 Oct
Live online

Come on a journey behind the scenes, into the woods and reaching for the stars with Penny Grist Curator, Exhibitions. You decide what path through the collection she takes by voting on which way to turn.

Bookings required
Mem Fox
Mem Fox
Mem Fox
Mem Fox

Story time

Possum Magic with Mem Fox

3:30pm, Fri 8 Oct
Live online

Looking to go on an adventure across Australia? Tune in for a reading of  the treasured classic, ‘Possum Magic’ read by Mem Fox.

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 11 Oct
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Marilyn Darling AC
Marilyn Darling AC
Marilyn Darling AC
Marilyn Darling AC

Virtual highlights tour

Going door to door

12:30pm, Tue 12 Oct
Live online

As we look forward to flinging open our doors from the comfort/containment of our own houses into the big, wide world, join us as to take a look at the role and concept of 'the door' within portraiture. Come on in!

Bookings required
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

In Conversation

Chance encounters

12:30pm, Thu 14 Oct
Live online

Our Curator, Collection & Research, Joanna Gilmour, has thrown caution to the wind and suggested she play a game of chance.

Bookings required
Guy Warren
Guy Warren
Guy Warren
Guy Warren

In Conversation

The Guy in the picture

To be rescheduled
Live online

Join us from wherever you are for a lively discussion looking at the amazing career of centenarian artist, Guy Warren.

Bookings closed

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 18 Oct
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
The black coat: Lily Brett
The black coat: Lily Brett
The black coat: Lily Brett
The black coat: Lily Brett

Virtual highlights tour

Knowing me, knowing you

12:30pm, Tue 19 Oct
Live online

Convenient or muse? Artists often make portraits of people they love and live with. Join us to take a close up and personal look at works that capture the intimate and familiar relationship between artist and sitter.

Bookings required
Lucy Culliton
Lucy Culliton
Lucy Culliton
Lucy Culliton

In Conversation

Birds-eye view

12:30pm, Thu 21 Oct
Live online

Jump in the nest and join the brood as we celebrate National Bird Week! We’ll take a birds-eye view of the collection, and explore faces of folks with their feathered friends. BYO binoculars.

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 25 Oct
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Dan Sultan
Dan Sultan
Dan Sultan
Dan Sultan

Virtual highlights tour

The noisemakers

12:30pm, Tue 26 Oct
Live online

Portraiture is traditionally a silent, static medium, so how do we celebrate those who are known for making sound? Join us as we turn it up to eleven for an exploration of works featuring some well loved noisemakers.

Bookings required
Matilda (Ngambri)
Matilda (Ngambri)
Matilda (Ngambri)
Matilda (Ngambri)

In Conversation

Considering Representation

12:30pm, Thu 28 Oct
Live online

Join Associate Curator Rebecca Ray and Director Collection and Exhibitions Sandra Bruce for a conversation on the presence of First Nations people in portraiture today.

Bookings required
Mr Tim
Mr Tim
Mr Tim
Mr Tim

Drawn in with Mr Tim

3:30pm, Fri 29 Oct
Live online

Join us from wherever you are for a musical adventure with the fabulous Mr Tim! He will excite and delight our family audience with his combination of rock, folk, funk, a touch of country, and what can only be described as hypnotic Transylvanian polka.

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 1 Nov
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Virtual highlights tour

Encroaching on all Man’s Privileges

12:30pm, Tue 2 Nov
Live online

Ditch your corset and join us as we celebrate the female artistic pioneers of the era as we look at portraits of women who forged their own paths.

Bookings required
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot
Potters' Portrait Pot

Experiments with portraiture!

4:00pm, Thu 4 Nov
Live online

This interactive online session aims to equip primary teachers to work with portraiture in the classroom. Join us as we explore many ways of art making inspired by portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection.

Bookings required
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver

In Conversation

MEL to LAX

12:30pm, Thu 4 Nov
Live online

Join us in first class as Exhibitions Curator, Penny Grist catches up with photographer John Tsiavis to reflect on his career and how his creative practice has changed during the global pandemic.

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 8 Nov
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Peace, the Man and Hope
Peace, the Man and Hope
Peace, the Man and Hope
Peace, the Man and Hope

Virtual highlights tour

Cut and paste

12:30pm, Tue 9 Nov
Live online

Collage! Join us as we piece together all the elements for an exploration of some of our more layered portraits in the collection.

Bookings required
Michelle Garnaut
Michelle Garnaut
Michelle Garnaut
Michelle Garnaut

In conversation

Tacon Portraits

12:30pm, Thu 11 Nov
Live online

Join Shanghai-based Australian photographer Dave Tacon in conversation with Exhibitions Curator, Penny Grist.

Bookings required
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)

Focus the fidgets

Mindfulness for children and families

4:00pm, Fri 12 Nov
Live online

Have you been feeling a bit ho hum lately? Fidgety one minute and a bit down the next?

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 15 Nov
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Still image taken from Style Over Substance
Still image taken from Style Over Substance
Still image taken from Style Over Substance
Still image taken from Style Over Substance

Virtual highlights tour

Pride of the nation

12:30pm, Tue 16 Nov
Live online

To celebrate SpringOUT – Canberra’s very own pride festival – join us for a virtual tour hosted by queen of the local queer scene, Toni Kola!

Bookings required
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole

In conversation

Paris pivot

12:30pm, Thu 18 Nov
Live online

Join us for the sliding-doors story of NPPP finalist Nikki Toole's relocation to Paris, and a wander through the incredible portrait projects she has created throughout her career.

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 22 Nov
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Artists in residence – Carlos, Jono and Lazy Susan, 2020 Suzanne Phoenix
Artists in residence – Carlos, Jono and Lazy Susan, 2020 Suzanne Phoenix
Artists in residence – Carlos, Jono and Lazy Susan, 2020 Suzanne Phoenix
Artists in residence – Carlos, Jono and Lazy Susan, 2020 Suzanne Phoenix

Virtual highlights tour

The gang's all here

12:30pm, Tue 23 Nov
Live online

Elbows out and get in amongst the group portraits in the Living Memory exhibition with Curator Exhibitions Penny Grist.

Bookings required
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

In conversation

Ingvar Kenne

12:30pm, Thu 25 Nov
Live online

Join us for an In Conversation with photographer, director, and seven times Photographic Portrait Prize finalist Ingvar Kenne.

Bookings required
Fashionista by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Fashionista by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Fashionista by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Fashionista by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Story time – Fashionista

Reading with author, Maxine Beneba Clarke

4:00pm, Fri 26 Nov
Live online

How do you express with your dress? What do you share through your clothes and hair? We are excited to welcome poet, author and illustrator Maxine Beneba Clarke to read Fashionista to us.

Bookings required
Omar Musa - Killernova
Omar Musa - Killernova
Omar Musa - Killernova
Omar Musa - Killernova

Omar Musa – Killernova

Book Launch

1:00pm, 3:00pm, Sat 27 Nov

Grappling with his heritage, Musa charts a journey through the colonial history of South-East Asia, environmental destruction, race in Australia, the isolation and addiction of COVID lockdown, family, lost love and, ultimately, recovery.

Bookings required

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

12:30pm, Mon 29 Nov
Live online

Mindfulness Monday is an opportunity to come together as a community and practice looking, talking, listening, and engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Kay Cottee
Kay Cottee
Kay Cottee
Kay Cottee

Virtual highlights tour

Women who make history

12:30pm, Tue 30 Nov
Live online

Join us and be inspired by the stories of some extraordinarily resilient women.

Bookings required
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

In conversation

Six degrees of Hugh Jackman

12:30pm, Thu 2 Dec
Live online

If we start with world-famous actor Hugh Jackman and give over control to you, where will the chance meetings, delightful parallels, and forks in the road take us?

Bookings required
7 smiling, dark haired young women standing in front of a black background. They are wearing small cream and gold head dresses and pale gold sequinned dresses which sparkle in the light.
7 smiling, dark haired young women standing in front of a black background. They are wearing small cream and gold head dresses and pale gold sequinned dresses which sparkle in the light.
7 smiling, dark haired young women standing in front of a black background. They are wearing small cream and gold head dresses and pale gold sequinned dresses which sparkle in the light.
7 smiling, dark haired young women standing in front of a black background. They are wearing small cream and gold head dresses and pale gold sequinned dresses which sparkle in the light.

I-Day on display

A local global performance

3:30pm, Fri 3 Dec

Join us in the Gallery to celebrate International Day of People with Disability, with an afternoon of dance and music performed by people of all abilities!

Jeanne Little
Jeanne Little
Jeanne Little
Jeanne Little

Portrait Play Takeaway

Daily from Saturday 4 December 2021

Pop on your spy goggles and become an art detective. It’s all in the details! Search for clues!

Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu
Dr John Yu

Relaxed mornings

9:00am, Sun 5 Dec

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

Bookings required
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage

Virtual highlights tour

Baubles and bling

12:30pm, Tue 7 Dec
Live online

Get into some festive fun and frivolity as we check out the stories behind the bling and baubles worn by some of our most bespangled sitters.

Bookings required
ACT Youth Orchestra
ACT Youth Orchestra
ACT Youth Orchestra
ACT Youth Orchestra

ACT Youth Orchestra

An evening of fairy tales

7:00pm, Wed 8 Dec

A beautiful beginning to launch the ACT Youth Orchestra and their exciting collaboration with Dance Development Centre Canberra.

Bookings required
Margaret Fulton
Margaret Fulton
Margaret Fulton
Margaret Fulton

Christmas Crafternoon

4:00pm, Fri 10 Dec
Live online

Grab your crafty ingredients and join us online to celebrate the festive time of year!

Bookings required
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

11:00am, Mon 13 Dec

Join us in the Gallery to view the Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize, and we’ll continue to share our ideas with each other, and discover the different perspectives that come from seeing these portraits in person.

Bookings required
Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Image: Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave in blue wig), 2010, Type C photograph, 50 x 40 cm or 87 x 70 cm or 156 x 127 cm. Editions of 3 plus artist’s proofs. Image courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.

In conversation

Polly Borland

12:30pm, Thu 16 Dec
Live online

Join us for a very special final In Conversation for the year with internationally celebrated Australian artist Polly Borland.

Bookings required
Lockdown bubble, 2021 Nick Stubbings
Lockdown bubble, 2021 Nick Stubbings
Lockdown bubble, 2021 Nick Stubbings
Lockdown bubble, 2021 Nick Stubbings

Family Space

Memory (play) space

10:00am, Fri 24 Dec until Thu 20 Jan

This school holidays, remember to drop into the free Memory (play) space to explore the sights, smells and sounds that bring back your special memories! Through creative activity, children, their friends and families are welcome to share the stories that shaped them.

Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde
Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde
Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde
Evan Buckley by Wouter Van de Voorde

Drawn in

Evan Buckley

1:00pm, Sun 9 Jan

Draw while listening to Evan Buckley's post-religious folk hymns.

Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Mindfulness Monday

Slow Looking

11:00am, Mon 10 Jan

Join us in the Gallery to view the Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize, and we’ll continue to share our ideas with each other, and discover the different perspectives that come from seeing these portraits in person.

Bookings required
Portrait of Minika, 2013 by Grace Costa
Portrait of Minika, 2013 by Grace Costa
Portrait of Minika, 2013 by Grace Costa
Portrait of Minika, 2013 by Grace Costa

Portrait Photography - How to Pose Everyday People

with Grace Costa: Photographic Artist

1:00pm, Sat 15 Jan

Join photographer Grace Costa in the Gallery as she shares practical portrait-posing skills for beginner or mid-career photographers.

Bookings required
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)

Audio Description Collection tour

1:00pm, Tue 18 Jan

Join us in the Gallery as we explore the collection with our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Sighted companions and guide dogs are more than welcome.

Bookings required

Dreaming with drawings, waltzing with words

Telling your story with Cheryl Orsini

10:30am, Thu 20 Jan

Join illustrator and author Cheryl Orsini, in this magical workshop as she helps you weave words and pictures to tell your story.

Bookings required
Cheryl Orsini
Cheryl Orsini
Cheryl Orsini
Cheryl Orsini

Dreaming with drawings, waltzing with words

Telling your story with Cheryl Orsini

2:00pm, Thu 20 Jan
Live online

Join us online for a magical workshop with illustrator and author, Cheryl Orsini, as she guides you to weave words and pictures to tell a story.

Bookings required
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule

Story time

Dancing With Memories

10:30am, Fri 21 Jan

Make some moving memories with us! Dancing With Memories author Sally Yule will join us onsite for a special reading of her book.

Bookings required
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule
Dancing With Memories by Sally Yule

Story time

Dancing With Memories

11:30am, Fri 21 Jan
Live online

Make some moving memories with us! Dancing With Memories author Sally Yule will join us for a special reading of her book. With Auslan interpretation.

Bookings required
Art cart
Art cart
Art cart
Art cart

Art cart

Ngunawal seasons

10:00am, Sat 22 Jan until Wed 26 Jan

Join us in the Gallery to celebrate the colourful flora and fauna of this beautiful Ngunawal and Ngambri country.

Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman

Sharing Country Highlights Tours

11:15am, 2:15pm, Sat 22 Jan until Wed 26 Jan

Celebrate and reflect on some of the First Nations and migrant stories as we journey through the collection together.

Bookings required
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson
The Hon Gough Whitlam, Ossie Cruse and Michael Anderson

In conversation

Michael Ghillar Anderson: Standing Firm, Speaking Strong

2:00pm, Sat 29 Jan
Onsite and live online

Join us online or in the Gallery for a powerful conversation with Michael Ghillar Anderson, as he speaks about his personal involvement in the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, its 50-year legacy, and the significance and power of its continuing presence.

Bookings required
La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry
La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry
La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry
La Milo as Lady Godiva at Coventry

Virtual highlights tour

Rebels, rule breakers and revolutionaries

12:30pm, Tue 1 Feb
Live online

Are the scandals of the past still regarded as scandals today? Don your defiance and delve into history with us to see if times have changed.

Bookings required
© Forough Yavari
© Forough Yavari
© Forough Yavari
© Forough Yavari

Fine art portraiture: from concept to execution

with Forough Yavari

10:30am, Sat 5 Feb

Join award-winning photographer Forough Yavari on a journey to learn how to create intricate, gallery-style fine art portraits from scratch.

Bookings required
Neil Perry
Neil Perry
Neil Perry
Neil Perry

Virtual highlights tour

Bon Appetit!

12:30pm, Tue 8 Feb
Live online

Dine online with some of our most delicious portraits of Australia’s groundbreaking culinary experts.

Bookings required
Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar
Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar
Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar
Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar

In conversation

Hoda Afshar

12:30pm, Thu 10 Feb
Live online

Join Curator Exhibitions Penny Grist to hear about Hoda’s recent book and upcoming exhibition Speak the Wind, and to chat about portraiture, photography, and her life as an artist over the last few years.

Bookings required
Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Portrait of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Virtual highlights tour

Wool, ivory and mirrors

12:30pm, Tue 15 Feb
Live online

What’s it made of? Join us from wherever you are as we look beyond the sitters and artists to explore the materiality of some intriguingly made portraits.

Bookings required
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)
Kate (Kate Grenville)

Audio Description Collection tour

1:00pm, Fri 18 Feb

Join us in the Gallery as we explore the collection with our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Sighted companions and guide dogs are more than welcome.

 

Bookings required
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall
Drawing in the Gordon Darling Hall

Drawn in

Alex Voorhoeve

1:00pm, Sun 20 Feb

Draw while listening to cellist Alex Voorhoeve.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Virtual highlights tour

Colour me in

12:30pm, Tue 22 Feb
Live online

Feeling blue? Need something to brighten up your day? Join us online as we explore some of the most colourful hue-mans in the collection!

Bookings required
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin

Little faces

10:30am, Wed 23 Feb until Fri 25 Feb

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Animate your face
Animate your face
Animate your face
Animate your face

Animate your face!

Children’s workshop

10:30am, Sat 26 Feb

Join us in the Gallery for an exciting stop-motion animation workshop with Toonworld!

Bookings required
Automatic for the people: Casey Stoner
Automatic for the people: Casey Stoner
Automatic for the people: Casey Stoner
Automatic for the people: Casey Stoner

Virtual highlights tour

Daredevil drivers

12:30pm, Tue 1 Mar
Live online

Do you feel the need … the need for speed? Well, click in your seatbelt and join us at pole position for a high-octane adventure to meet some of Australia’s most daredevil drivers!

Bookings required
The Bold Festival
The Bold Festival
The Bold Festival
The Bold Festival

The Bold Festival

Goddess

3:00pm, Fri 4 Mar
Onsite and live online

Stretch up and join us in the Gallery for a series of short performances by some of Australia's leading performing artists.

Bookings required
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence

Virtual highlights tour

Polly wants a cracker photo

12:30pm, Tue 8 Mar
Live online

Join us online as we explore photographic portraits by Polly Borland. Explore her unique artist eye by deeply looking at four fellow ex-pats who ventured to England for bigger and brighter things.

Bookings required
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor

Shakespeare to Winehouse

Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

Exhibition opens 12 March

From Shakespeare to Winehouse, Darwin to Dickens, the Beatles, Brontë sisters and Beckham, the National Portrait Gallery London holds the world’s most extensive collection of portraits.

Bookings required
Professor Terence Tao
Professor Terence Tao
Professor Terence Tao
Professor Terence Tao

Virtual highlights tour

A Pi in your face

12:30pm, Tue 15 Mar
Live online

Join us from wherever you are as we celebrate International Pi Day (3/14 … get it?!), oh but a day late because it was cooling on the windowsill.

Bookings required
Self portrait, c. 1770–75  by Angelica Kauffmann
Self portrait, c. 1770–75  by Angelica Kauffmann
Self portrait, c. 1770–75  by Angelica Kauffmann
Self portrait, c. 1770–75  by Angelica Kauffmann

In Conversation with Jo Gilmour

Shakespeare to Winehouse

12:30pm, Thu 17 Mar
Live online

The thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to: six centuries, seven stories, 500 years of British history.

Bookings required
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë

Virtual highlights tour

Paper dreams

12:30pm, Tue 22 Mar
Live online

Join us online as we explore some remarkable stories from, Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Bookings required
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily

Little faces

10:30am, Wed 23 Mar until Fri 25 Mar

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
nonbinarycode
nonbinarycode
nonbinarycode
nonbinarycode

Drawn in

nonbinarycode

1:00pm, Sun 27 Mar

Draw while listening to nonbinarycode – two unique humans who grew up on a diet of grunge, punk and stadium rock.

Untitled#15 (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999)
Untitled#15 (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999)
Untitled#15 (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999)
Untitled#15 (Kylie Minogue performs at Tour of Duty concert at Dili Stadium, East Timor, 21 December 1999)

Professional training

Voice Training Workshop

4:00pm, Mon 28 Mar

Join NIDA-trained actor and teacher, Karen Vickery, Director of Access and Learning, for a workshop full of tips and exercises to protect your most important asset: your voice!

Bookings required
Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins
Missy Higgins

Virtual highlights tour

What has 88 keys but can’t open a single door?

12:30pm, Tue 29 Mar
Live online

A piano! Celebrate International Piano Day with a mixed tape of piano inspired portraits.

Bookings required
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Slow art day

2:00pm, Sat 2 Apr

Rush in, slow down and take a looong look at a few portraits, then meet to share your thoughts and observations.

Bookings required
He Named Me Malala, directed by Davis Guggenheim
He Named Me Malala, directed by Davis Guggenheim
He Named Me Malala, directed by Davis Guggenheim
He Named Me Malala, directed by Davis Guggenheim

Film screening

He Named Me Malala

3:00pm, Sun 3 Apr

After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls' education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children's rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. PG (2015), Directed by Davis Guggenheim.

Bookings required
Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave

Virtual highlights tour

Fresh Faced

12:30pm, Tue 5 Apr
Live online

To celebrate ACT Youth Week, we’ll be winding back the clock and uncovering the early starts some of our favourite artists and sitters received.

Bookings required
Art cart
Art cart
Art cart
Art cart

Art cart

10:00am, Fri 8 Apr until Mon 25 Apr

This free activity for families and friends to enjoy together will have you channelling your inner royal.

Catapult Dance and Canberra’s Australian Dance Party
Catapult Dance and Canberra’s Australian Dance Party
Catapult Dance and Canberra’s Australian Dance Party
Catapult Dance and Canberra’s Australian Dance Party

Dance performance

Connecting Stories: Innovations

11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, Sat 9 Apr until Sun 10 Apr

We’re thrilled to host Newcastle’s Catapult Dance and Canberra’s Australian Dance Party as they explore innovation and self-portraiture through dance.

Lindy Lee
Lindy Lee
Lindy Lee
Lindy Lee

Relaxed mornings

9:00am, Sun 10 Apr

Explore the main collection before our usual opening hours. We welcome anyone of any age who would benefit from a more relaxed gallery experience.

Bookings required
Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play

Portrait play

All sorts

10:30am, Mon 11 Apr until Thu 14 Apr

Are you aged between 4 and 8 years old? Why not join us in the galleries with our mixed bag of crafty and playful activities inspired by some of our favourite portraits.

Bookings required
Don Burrows at work
Don Burrows at work
Don Burrows at work
Don Burrows at work

Virtual highlights

Hands On

12:30pm, Tue 12 Apr
Live online

Let’s take a look at the importance of the hands in a portrait.

Bookings required
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Story time

10:30am, 1:30pm, Wed 13 Apr

A real life Witch will be reading Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, so children are also encouraged to dress up in their best witch or wizard costumes!

Bookings required
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Story time online

10:30am, Thu 14 Apr
Live online

A real life Witch will be reading Room on the Broom (on Zoom!) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, so children are also encouraged to dress up in their best witch or wizard costumes at home.

Bookings required
Victor Rufus (guitar) and Elise Walsh (vocal & flute)
Victor Rufus (guitar) and Elise Walsh (vocal & flute)
Victor Rufus (guitar) and Elise Walsh (vocal & flute)
Victor Rufus (guitar) and Elise Walsh (vocal & flute)

Drawn in

Bella Groove

1:00pm, Sun 17 Apr

Draw while listening to Bella Groove as they play an assortment of originals and familiar jazz and blues tunes.

Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play

Portrait play

All sorts

10:30am, Tue 19 Apr until Fri 22 Apr

Are you aged between 4 and 8 years old? Why not join us in the galleries with our mixed bag of crafty and playful activities inspired by some of our favourite portraits.

Bookings required
Dame Zaha Hadid, 2008 Michael Craig-Martin
Dame Zaha Hadid, 2008 Michael Craig-Martin
Dame Zaha Hadid, 2008 Michael Craig-Martin
Dame Zaha Hadid, 2008 Michael Craig-Martin

Virtual highlights tour

Putting a ding in the universe

12:30pm, Tue 19 Apr
Live online

Get your Tuesday inspiration from some revolutionary artists and sitters.

Bookings required
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor

Lakespeare Performance

His Picture and His Book: Shakespeare and Portraiture

11:00am, Sat 23 Apr

Created and delivered by the team behind the popular ‘Shakespeare by the Lakes’ festival, Lakespeare and Co.’s specially commissioned performance blends a discussion of Shakespeare and portraiture with performed excerpts from his plays and sonnets.

Bookings required
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard

Virtual highlights tour

Sumptuous and Virtuoso Oil Painting

12:30pm, Tue 26 Apr
Live online

From pearls, jewels and silk to a self-portrait all about flesh, join us for a feast of portraits from Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London where opulence, prowess and oil painting collide. This program will be audio described.

Bookings required
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily

Little faces

10:30am, Wed 27 Apr until Fri 29 Apr

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Transcendence, Tobias Cole
Transcendence, Tobias Cole
Transcendence, Tobias Cole
Transcendence, Tobias Cole

Voices of London

12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, Sun 1 May

Taking inspiration from market seller’s calls, Tobias Cole and his ensemble, Transcendence, create a soundscape that evokes the energy, chaos, excitement and charm of London’s West End.

Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Everage

Virtual highlights tour

London Calling

12:30pm, Tue 3 May
Live online

Hello operator, this is London calling. One minute, I’ll put you through. Join us like a telephonist to eavesdrop on conversations about collection works that have London ties.

Bookings required
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland

Film screening

Alice in Wonderland

3:00pm, Sun 8 May

After watching a scurrying rabbit in a waistcoat, Alice, a young and curious girl, follows him down his hole to Wonderland, and meets an array of anthropomorphic creatures who defy logic and reason. G (1951), Directed by Clyde Geronimi.

Bookings required
Rhythm Syndicate
Rhythm Syndicate
Rhythm Syndicate
Rhythm Syndicate

Rhythm Syndicate

1:30pm, Sun 8 May

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Rhythm Syndicate’s musical offering of high energy jazz classics.

Rosie Batty
Rosie Batty
Rosie Batty
Rosie Batty

Virtual highlights tour

Magnificent Mums

12:30pm, Tue 10 May
Live online

With Mother’s Day in mind, join us as we join you from our Women Make History collection hang.

Bookings required
Cashews
Cashews
Cashews
Cashews

Drawn in

The Cashews

1:00pm, Sun 15 May

Draw while listening to Canberra duo, the Cashews.

Ed Sheeran, 2016 Colin Davidson
Ed Sheeran, 2016 Colin Davidson
Ed Sheeran, 2016 Colin Davidson
Ed Sheeran, 2016 Colin Davidson

In conversation

Colin Davidson

12:30pm, Mon 16 May
Live online

Join us from wherever you are as Belfast-based artist, Colin Davidson talks about the fortuitous happenstances that led to him painting a range of famous faces (from Brad Pitt to the Queen, and everyone in between!)

Bookings required
Turia Pitt
Turia Pitt
Turia Pitt
Turia Pitt

Virtual highlights tour

All Access

12:30pm, Tue 17 May
Live online

Join us for a closer look into how three portraits from our collection depict diverse Australians and their different accessibility requirements. We'll be celebrating their art and impact on greater society.

Bookings required
Anna May Wong, 1929 Dorothy Wilding
Anna May Wong, 1929 Dorothy Wilding
Anna May Wong, 1929 Dorothy Wilding
Anna May Wong, 1929 Dorothy Wilding

Virtual highlights tour

Head, Shoulders, Knees and… shawls

12:30pm, Tue 24 May
Live online

Let’s discuss what is happening in and out of the image in a fun investigation discovering portraiture tropes from 1929 onwards.

Bookings required
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily

Little faces

10:30am, Wed 25 May until Fri 27 May

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes

Reconciliation week tours

11:15am, Fri 27 May until Fri 3 Jun

To celebrate Reconciliation week, our free highlights tours will reflect on Australia’s history of challenges and change, and the people who drove us forward.

Bookings available
Wenten Rubuntja
Wenten Rubuntja
Wenten Rubuntja
Wenten Rubuntja

Virtual highlights tour

Be Brave. Make Change.

12:30pm, Tue 31 May
Live online

Join Associate Curator, Rebecca Ray and Curator, Collection & Research, Joanna Gilmour as they explore First Nations activists in our collection, celebrating their continual culture, identity, strength and resilience.

Bookings required
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard

Workshop

Wear, repair, repurpose

11:00am, Sat 4 Jun

Join Pure Pod founder, Kelli Donovan, and repurpose your own pair of jeans.

Bookings required
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)

Collection Highlights Tour

11:15am, Daily from Sat 4 Jun until Fri 30 Sep

Take a 30 minute tour of the Portrait Gallery exploring the collection and the building.

Bookings available
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Film screening

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

3:00pm, Sun 5 Jun

The remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, Vivienne Westwood. PG (2018), Directed by Lorna Tucker, 83min.

Bookings required
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard

Virtual Highlight Tour

Curator’s Curios

12:30pm, Tue 7 Jun
Live online

Come on a mystery tour to explore a few of Sandra Bruce’s (Director, Exhibitions & Collections) favourite British portraits in Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Bookings required
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist

World Oceans Day

Portraits of Australians who shaped the Marine Sciences

12:30pm, Wed 8 Jun
Live online

Come on a journey of exploration to celebrate World Oceans Day! Join artists Dr Sarah Kachovich, Megan Cope and Jiani Sheng in conversation with NPG Exhibitions Curator Penny Grist.

Bookings required
A Royal Hoopla
A Royal Hoopla
A Royal Hoopla
A Royal Hoopla

A Royal Hoopla

You’re invited to an outrageous party!

7:30pm, Fri 10 Jun

Calling all glam-punks, royal-rebels and glitzy-queens!

Bookings required
Uccellini Recorder Ensemble
Uccellini Recorder Ensemble
Uccellini Recorder Ensemble
Uccellini Recorder Ensemble

Drawn in

Uccellini Recorder Ensemble

1:00pm, Sun 12 Jun

Draw while listening to the Uccellini Recorder Ensemble.

The Queen
The Queen
The Queen
The Queen

Film screening

The Queen

3:00pm, Sun 12 Jun

Join us for our film series exploring themes, stories and lives celebrated in our special exhibition Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London.  

Bookings required
Frederick Burnaby, 1870 James Jacques Tissot
Frederick Burnaby, 1870 James Jacques Tissot
Frederick Burnaby, 1870 James Jacques Tissot
Frederick Burnaby, 1870 James Jacques Tissot

Virtual Highlights Tour

The Art of Dressing Up

12:30pm, Tue 14 Jun
Live online

Dive into the world of frills, feathers and fatigues as we discuss the importance of costume in Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Bookings required
The Capel Family, c. 1640 Cornelius Johnson
The Capel Family, c. 1640 Cornelius Johnson
The Capel Family, c. 1640 Cornelius Johnson
The Capel Family, c. 1640 Cornelius Johnson

Audio described tour

Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

1:00pm, Thu 16 Jun

Listen in on our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Join us in the Gallery as we explore artworks from our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London with audio descriptions.

Bookings required
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), 1588 Unknown artist
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), 1588 Unknown artist
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), 1588 Unknown artist
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), 1588 Unknown artist

Virtual Highlights Tour

Dark demise

12:30pm, Tue 21 Jun
Live online

As we approach the end of our time with Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London, let’s get all spooky, light our candelabras and delve into the stories of those in the exhibition who met a gruesome, untimely end...

Bookings required
ACT Youth Orchestra
ACT Youth Orchestra
ACT Youth Orchestra
ACT Youth Orchestra

ACT Youth Orchestra

Best of British – from Walton to Winehouse, Finzi to Fab Four

6:00pm, Tue 21 Jun

Paying homage to musicians adorning our walls, the ACT Youth Orchestra will delight us with orchestral arrangements of Rehab by Amy Winehouse, Space Oddity by David Bowie, and some classics from the Beatles.

Bookings required
Little faces
Little faces
Little faces
Little faces

Little Faces

Winter 2022

10:30am, Wed 22 Jun until Fri 24 Jun

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Exclusive Friends Preview

DPP/NPPP 2022

11:00am, 3:30pm, Thu 23 Jun

Join us for an exclusive preview of the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 for Friends.

Bookings required
2020, 2021 Jaq Grantford
2020, 2021 Jaq Grantford
2020, 2021 Jaq Grantford
2020, 2021 Jaq Grantford

Darling Portrait Prize 2022

Exhibition opens 25 June

The Darling Portrait Prize is a biennial national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015). The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

Bookings required
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Exhibition opens 25 June

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.

Bookings required
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize 2022

Exhibition opens 25 June

Little Darlings is for primary and secondary students, with four separate categories across Kindergarten to Year 12. Responding to the theme ‘identity’, students painted, drew, photographed, printed or combined all of these to make their portrait.

Bookings required
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

The National Portrait Prizes 2022

Exhibition opens 25 June

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

Bookings required
YGen to IGen Across Borders
YGen to IGen Across Borders
YGen to IGen Across Borders
YGen to IGen Across Borders

Dance performance

Connecting Stories: Generations

11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, Sat 25 Jun until Sun 26 Jun

A YGen to IGen Across Borders project by Newcastle’s Catapult Choreographic Hub, Canberra’s Australian Dance Party and QL2 Dance.

Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky
Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky
Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky
Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky

Virtual Highlights Tour

People in the portraits

12:30pm, Tue 28 Jun
Live online

Join us from wherever you are for a close look at a few of the stunning portraits in the brand new exhibition, Darling Portrait Prize 2022.

Bookings required
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor

Unboxing the Bard

A Shakespeare to Winehouse Afternoon Tea

2:00pm, Wed 29 Jun

Join Joanna Gilmour, Sheridan Burnett and Penny Grist as they reveal the exclusive secrets behind bringing Shakespeare and his friends from London to Canberra.

Bookings required
Self portrait, exhibited 1929 Doris Zinkeisen
Self portrait, exhibited 1929 Doris Zinkeisen
Self portrait, exhibited 1929 Doris Zinkeisen
Self portrait, exhibited 1929 Doris Zinkeisen

Repainting History

In conversation with Jennifer Higgie

12:30pm, Thu 30 Jun
Live online

Join us from wherever you are for our Curator, Joanna Gilmour in conversation with Jennifer Higgie, author of ‘The Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience, Five Hundred Years of Women’s Self Portraits’.

Bookings required
Helen Ennis
Helen Ennis
Helen Ennis
Helen Ennis

In Conversation with Helen Ennis

Changing spaces: Portraiture and photography

2:00pm, Sat 2 Jul
Onsite and live online

Join Australian photography curator, historian and writer, Helen Ennis for a conversation about photographers challenging the conventions of personal and public space in their portraits.

Bookings required
The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever
The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever
The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever
The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever

Outdoor Performance

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

10:30am, Sat 2 Jul

Calling on Canberra Cathies! Help celebrate Canberra’s sixth The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever and our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse, featuring a beautiful portrait of the Brontë sisters.

Beatrix Potter, 1938 Delmar Banner
Beatrix Potter, 1938 Delmar Banner
Beatrix Potter, 1938 Delmar Banner
Beatrix Potter, 1938 Delmar Banner

Family space

Play Plot

10:00am, Sat 2 Jul until Sun 17 Jul

This school holidays, remember to hop (like Peter Rabbit) into our play plot! Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s portrait in our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse.

Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing

Story time

Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country

10:30am, Mon 4 Jul
Live online

Can’t come to us? Join us online and celebrate NAIDOC week with a reading of Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing.

Bookings required
Portrait Play activities in the gallery
Portrait Play activities in the gallery
Portrait Play activities in the gallery
Portrait Play activities in the gallery

Portrait play

10:30am, Mon 4 Jul until Fri 8 Jul

Are you aged between 4 and 8 years old? Why not join us in the galleries to explore portraits through drawing and creative activity?

Bookings required
Self portrait, c. 1640 Sir Anthony van Dyck
Self portrait, c. 1640 Sir Anthony van Dyck
Self portrait, c. 1640 Sir Anthony van Dyck
Self portrait, c. 1640 Sir Anthony van Dyck

Virtual Highlights Tour

Sumptuous and Virtuoso Oil Painting

12:30pm, Tue 5 Jul
Live online

From pearls, jewels and silk to a self-portrait all about flesh, join us for a feast of portraits from Shakespeare to Winehouse where opulence, prowess and oil painting collide.

Bookings required
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing

Story time

Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country

10:30am, 1:30pm, Wed 6 Jul

Come and celebrate NAIDOC week with a reading of Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, followed by some colourful and playful activities.

Bookings required
Traditional weaving workshop
Traditional weaving workshop
Traditional weaving workshop
Traditional weaving workshop

Traditional weaving workshop walk-up

11:00am, Sat 9 Jul

Celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this NAIDOC week and join Ronnie Jordan a Kalkadoon Pitta Pitta woman, who will share her traditional ecological knowledge with you.

Portrait Play activities in the gallery
Portrait Play activities in the gallery
Portrait Play activities in the gallery
Portrait Play activities in the gallery

Portrait play

10:30am, Mon 11 Jul until Fri 15 Jul

Are you aged between 4 and 8 years old? Why not join us in the galleries to explore portraits through drawing and creative activity?

Bookings required
Cadel Evans
Cadel Evans
Cadel Evans
Cadel Evans

Virtual Highlights Tour

Tour de Faces

12:30pm, Tue 12 Jul
Live online

Are you tyred? Unable to sleep? Been feeling a sudden urge to wear lycra? Yes it’s Tour de France time!

Bookings required
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith)
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith)
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith)
Patricia 'Bambi' Tuckwell (Shmith)

Relaxed mornings

9:00am, Sun 17 Jul

Explore the main collection before our usual opening hours. We welcome anyone of any age who would benefit from a more relaxed gallery experience. We’ll have low sensory spaces, quiet areas and a creative activity for families to enjoy together.

Bookings required
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell

The National Portrait Prizes 2022 Tour

2:15pm, Mon 18 Jul until Sun 9 Oct

Join us in the Gallery as we share the stories behind the photographs and paintings in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Darling Portrait Prize and Little Darlings.

Bookings available
Goldheart, 2021 Scott A. Andrews
Goldheart, 2021 Scott A. Andrews
Goldheart, 2021 Scott A. Andrews
Goldheart, 2021 Scott A. Andrews

Virtual Highlights Tour

More than Material

12:30pm, Tue 19 Jul
Live online

Join us as we explore the vast variety of photographic mediums in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, and discuss how material and method can add more than just technical whizz bang to an image.

Bookings required
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022
Finalists for the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Introducing the National Portrait Prizes 2022

In conversation with Sandra Bruce and Rebecca Ray

2:00pm, Sat 23 Jul
Live online

Join Sandra Bruce, Director Collection & Exhibitions, and Rebecca Ray, Associate Curator, as they explore some of their favourite portraits in our exciting new exhibitions.

Bookings required
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell

Virtual Highlights Tour

When I grow up...

12:30pm, Tue 26 Jul
Live online

Put on your growing up, growing old, growing into glasses and come along for the ride as we look at some portraits from the National Photographic Portrait Prize and Darling Portrait Prize.

Bookings required
Little faces
Little faces
Little faces
Little faces

Little Faces

Winter 2022

10:30am, Wed 27 Jul until Fri 29 Jul

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
The Shuttle, 2021 Andrew Rovenko
The Shuttle, 2021 Andrew Rovenko
The Shuttle, 2021 Andrew Rovenko
The Shuttle, 2021 Andrew Rovenko

Looking at the NPPP22

12:30pm, Mon 1 Aug
Live online

An opportunity to take it slow, come together as a community, engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
The Epitome of Hymie, 2021 Daniel Wein
The Epitome of Hymie, 2021 Daniel Wein
The Epitome of Hymie, 2021 Daniel Wein
The Epitome of Hymie, 2021 Daniel Wein

Virtual Highlights Tour

The Daily Grind

12:30pm, Tue 2 Aug
Live online

What is your daily grind? Has it changed over the last couple of years? What is the reward in plugging away through life?

Bookings required
Emily and Effi, 2021 Bec Lorrimer
Emily and Effi, 2021 Bec Lorrimer
Emily and Effi, 2021 Bec Lorrimer
Emily and Effi, 2021 Bec Lorrimer

Looking at the NPPP22

12:30pm, Mon 8 Aug
Live online

An opportunity to take it slow, come together as a community, engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
David Wenham
David Wenham
David Wenham
David Wenham

Virtual Highlights Tour

Rugged Up

12:30pm, Tue 9 Aug
Live online

Discover some of the stories behind the portraits dressed for a frosty adventure.

Bookings required
Tactile selves
Tactile selves
Tactile selves
Tactile selves

Tactile Selves Workshop

Professional Learning program for teachers

3:30pm, Fri 12 Aug

Boost your creativity and build a toolkit of practical strategies to develop positive creative learning experiences for your students.

Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell
Siegi, 2020 Steph Connell

Looking at the NPPP22

12:30pm, Mon 15 Aug
Live online

An opportunity to take it slow, come together as a community, engaging with art and each other.

Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist
Professor Penny Sackett, astronomer and physicist

Virtual Highlights Tour

Penny Sackett’s Science Week

12:30pm, Tue 16 Aug
Live online

Join Professor Penny Sackett (That’s right! One of our very own, esteemed sitters!) as she discusses all things science and portraits as we celebrate National Science Week.

Bookings required
Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman
Deborah Mailman

Audio described tour

1:00pm, Wed 17 Aug

Join us in the Gallery as we explore the collection with our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Sighted companions and guide dogs are more than welcome.

Bookings required
Keenan, 2021 Emma Pegrum
Keenan, 2021 Emma Pegrum
Keenan, 2021 Emma Pegrum
Keenan, 2021 Emma Pegrum

Looking at the NPPP22

12:30pm, Mon 22 Aug
Live online

An opportunity to take it slow, come together as a community, engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
Une Femme Amoureuse, Self portrait as Mireille Mathieu, 2022 Yvette Coppersmith
Une Femme Amoureuse, Self portrait as Mireille Mathieu, 2022 Yvette Coppersmith
Une Femme Amoureuse, Self portrait as Mireille Mathieu, 2022 Yvette Coppersmith
Une Femme Amoureuse, Self portrait as Mireille Mathieu, 2022 Yvette Coppersmith

Virtual Highlights Tour

Eye on the Prize

12:30pm, Tue 23 Aug
Live online

Think you know better than the judges? Join in on the debate as we weigh up the complexities of a judged art prize while looking at the Darling Portrait Prize finalists.

Bookings required
Little faces
Little faces
Little faces
Little faces

Little Faces

Winter 2022

10:30am, Wed 24 Aug until Fri 26 Aug

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Mr. Zee, 2021 Luke Ray
Mr. Zee, 2021 Luke Ray
Mr. Zee, 2021 Luke Ray
Mr. Zee, 2021 Luke Ray

Looking at the NPPP22

12:30pm, Mon 29 Aug
Live online

An opportunity to take it slow, come together as a community, engaging with art and each other.

Bookings required
The hoodie, 2021 Jacob Nash
The hoodie, 2021 Jacob Nash
The hoodie, 2021 Jacob Nash
The hoodie, 2021 Jacob Nash

Virtual Highlights Tour

Power and Pride

12:30pm, Tue 30 Aug
Live online

Join us as we take just three powerful portraits from the fabulous National Photograph Portrait Prize and celebrate First Nations photographers and their sitters.

Bookings required
I Progetti © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti © Eva Schroeder
I Progetti © Eva Schroeder

Cancelled due to illness: I Progetti Chamber Choir

Via Hibernis II – A Winter Journey: Part II

1:30pm, Sat 3 Sep

I Progetti Chamber Choir, directed by Charis Messalina de Valence, invites you to share in this musical offering as they explore new, unfamiliar and infrequently-performed choral music.

Ruby Hunter
Ruby Hunter
Ruby Hunter
Ruby Hunter

Screening

Wash My Soul in the Rivers Flow

3:00pm, Sun 4 Sep

A film that celebrates the love, lives and creative collaboration of artists Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter as they prepare and perform at the premiere of Kura Tungar—Songs from the River.

Bookings required
Miss Penny, 2021 Penelope Rudge
Miss Penny, 2021 Penelope Rudge
Miss Penny, 2021 Penelope Rudge
Miss Penny, 2021 Penelope Rudge

Virtual Highlights Tour

So cute I could eat you

12:30pm, Tue 6 Sep
Live online

Lunch? Just a snack? Come nibble on some of this year’s cutest entries of the National Photographic Portrait Prize, Darling Portrait Prize, and the Little Darlings!

Bookings required
Quentin Bryce
Quentin Bryce
Quentin Bryce
Quentin Bryce

Audio described tour

1:00pm, Thu 8 Sep

Join us in the Gallery as we explore the collection with our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Sighted companions and guide dogs are more than welcome.

Bookings required
Melissa Clements
Melissa Clements
Melissa Clements
Melissa Clements

Mixing skin tones

Oil painting with Melissa Clements

10:30am, Sat 10 Sep

Join Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Melissa Clements and discover the alchemy of colour mixing to create varied and luminous flesh.

Bookings required
Melissa Clements
Melissa Clements
Melissa Clements
Melissa Clements

Mixing skin tones

Oil painting with Melissa Clements

1:00pm, Sun 11 Sep
Live online

Join Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Melissa Clements and discover the alchemy of colour mixing to create varied and luminous flesh.

Bookings required
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman

Virtual Highlights Tour

And the Oscar Goes To...

12:30pm, Tue 13 Sep
Live online

Did you know we have over 20 portraits of Academy Award winners in our collection? Join Georgina, our Social Media and Content Coordinator, as she discusses her second and third favourite things (after socials, of course): films and the famous people who work on them.

Bookings required
Lynden Bassett
Lynden Bassett
Lynden Bassett
Lynden Bassett

Drawn in

Lynden Bassett

1:00pm, Sun 18 Sep

Draw while listening to a gentle sound work based on mandolin and electronics with sound artist Lynden Bassett.

Roslyn
Roslyn
Roslyn
Roslyn

Virtual Highlights Tour

Is ‘gallerist’ a real word?

12:30pm, Tue 20 Sep
Live online

Join us as we explore the story of three commercial art galleries, their gallerists and the significant contribution they make to the arts in Australia.

Bookings required
Art cart
Art cart
Art cart
Art cart

Art cart

10:00am, Sat 24 Sep until Sun 9 Oct

Our popular art cart is back for the school holidays! This is where you can get all creative during your visit if the mood takes you, responding to our latest exhibition the National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play

Portrait play onsite

10:30am, Mon 26 Sep until Fri 30 Sep

Explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries.

Bookings required
Indigo, 2021 Matthew Newton
Indigo, 2021 Matthew Newton
Indigo, 2021 Matthew Newton
Indigo, 2021 Matthew Newton

Virtual Highlights Tour

Call to Action

12:30pm, Tue 27 Sep
Live online

Art as activism! Join us as we explore how portraiture can depict strength and activism at work, and also be a form of activism in itself.

Bookings required
Little Faces
Little Faces
Little Faces
Little Faces

Little Faces

Spring 2022

10:30am, Wed 28 Sep

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Little Faces
Little Faces
Little Faces
Little Faces

Little Faces

Spring 2022

10:30am, Thu 29 Sep

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Little Faces
Little Faces
Little Faces
Little Faces

Little Faces

Spring 2022

10:30am, Fri 30 Sep

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Maria
Maria
Maria
Maria

WHO ARE YOU

Australian portraiture

Exhibition opens 1 October

Featuring 130 works across painting, film, photography, screen printing, sculpture, and then some – it explores our inner worlds, outer selves, intimacy, isolation, celebrity and more.

Maria
Maria
Maria
Maria

WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture tour

11:15am, Sat 1 Oct until Sun 29 Jan

Join us in the Gallery for this free 30-minute tour exploring the exciting new exhibition WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings available
Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play
Portrait play

Portrait play onsite

10:30am, Tue 4 Oct until Fri 7 Oct

Explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries.

Bookings required
John Newcombe and family
John Newcombe and family
John Newcombe and family
John Newcombe and family

Virtual Highlights Tour

Together

12:30pm, Tue 4 Oct
Live online

Join us online to explore togetherness, connection, and intimacy in some of our favourite group portraits.

Bookings required
Big Fella Rain
Big Fella Rain
Big Fella Rain
Big Fella Rain

Story time

Big Fella Rain

10:30am, Wed 5 Oct

Big Fella Rain is a celebration of the transition from dry season to wet season in a country that is like no other place in the world.

Bookings required
Big Fella Rain
Big Fella Rain
Big Fella Rain
Big Fella Rain

Story time online

Big Fella Rain

10:30am, Thu 6 Oct
Live online

Big Fella Rain is a celebration of the transition from dry season to wet season in a country that is like no other place in the world.

Bookings required
Caroline Zilinsky. Photo Donald Arnold
Caroline Zilinsky. Photo Donald Arnold
Caroline Zilinsky. Photo Donald Arnold
Caroline Zilinsky. Photo Donald Arnold

Walking a fine line

Line drawing with Caroline Zilinsky

2:00pm, Sat 8 Oct

Join Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Caroline Zilinsky in a deep dive into drawing, focussing on the importance of line in creating a portrait.

Bookings required
Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky
Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky
Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky
Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky

Walking a fine line

Line drawing with Caroline Zilinsky

10:30am, Sat 8 Oct
Live online

Join Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Caroline Zilinsky in a deep dive into drawing, focussing on the importance of line in creating a portrait.

Bookings required
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz
Dr Brown and Green Old Time Waltz

Relaxed mornings

9:00am, Sun 9 Oct

Explore the main collection before our usual opening hours. We welcome anyone of any age who would benefit from a more relaxed gallery experience. We’ll have low sensory spaces, quiet areas and a creative activity for families to enjoy together.

Bookings required
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)
Play on (A portrait of Neale Daniher)

Collection Highlights Tour

2:15pm, Daily from Mon 10 Oct until Sat 31 Dec

Take a 30 minute tour of the Portrait Gallery exploring the collection and the building.

Bookings available
Annette Kellerman
Annette Kellerman
Annette Kellerman
Annette Kellerman

Virtual Highlights Tour

Once Upon A Time

12:30pm, Tue 11 Oct
Live online

Take a journey with us as we uncover princesses, mermaids, and magicians of the movie screen in the enchanted forests of the gallery collection.

Bookings required
Adut, The Studio Series, 2015 Atong Atem
Adut, The Studio Series, 2015 Atong Atem
Adut, The Studio Series, 2015 Atong Atem
Adut, The Studio Series, 2015 Atong Atem

In conversation

Who are you?

2:00pm, Thu 13 Oct
Onsite and live online

Join us online or onsite for an intriguing insight into the WHO ARE YOU: Australian portraiture themes with the curators.

Bookings required
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Friday Focus

Who Are You?

9:30am, Fri 14 Oct
Live online

Book your class in for a 15 minute session to learn more about some of the artworks on display in WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings required
Ningali Lawford-Wolf
Ningali Lawford-Wolf
Ningali Lawford-Wolf
Ningali Lawford-Wolf

Audio described tour

1:00pm, Mon 17 Oct

Join us in the Gallery as we explore the collection with our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Sighted companions and guide dogs are more than welcome.

Bookings required
Jessie with doll, 1897 Hugh Ramsay
Jessie with doll, 1897 Hugh Ramsay
Jessie with doll, 1897 Hugh Ramsay
Jessie with doll, 1897 Hugh Ramsay

Virtual Highlights Tour

Back in the Day

12:30pm, Tue 18 Oct
Live online

What stands out as a childhood memory for you? What advice would you give your younger self knowing what you know now?

Bookings required
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Friday Focus

Who Are You?

9:30am, Fri 21 Oct
Live online

Book your class in for a 15 minute session to learn more about some of the artworks on display in WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings required
Photographer: Art Atelier, Dancers: Zoee Mylordis, Josh Freedman
Photographer: Art Atelier, Dancers: Zoee Mylordis, Josh Freedman
Photographer: Art Atelier, Dancers: Zoee Mylordis, Josh Freedman
Photographer: Art Atelier, Dancers: Zoee Mylordis, Josh Freedman

Canberra Dance Theatre presents

Out of the Frame

2:00pm, Sat 22 Oct until Sun 23 Oct

Canberra Dance Theatre’s dancers respond to our latest exhibition with a series of dances including Contemporary, Ballet, Hilal and K-Pop.

Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner

Little Faces

Spring 2022

10:30am, Wed 26 Oct

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner

Little Faces

Spring 2022

10:30am, Thu 27 Oct

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner

Little Faces

Spring 2022

9:30am, 10:30am, Fri 28 Oct

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto

Come alive 22

Fri 28, Sat 29, Mon 31 Oct, Tue 1, Wed 2 Nov 2:00–3:30pm AEST

Young people explore the stories in our cultural institutions as part of the COME ALIVE Festival of Museum Theatre.

Bookings required
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Friday Focus

Who Are You?

9:30am, Fri 28 Oct
Live online

Book your class in for a 15 minute session to learn more about some of the artworks on display in WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings required
Mr Tim
Mr Tim
Mr Tim
Mr Tim

Drawn In

Mr Tim

1:00pm, Sun 30 Oct

Join us in the Gallery and draw while listening to Mr Tim journey around the world through rock music!

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Friday Focus

Who Are You?

9:30am, Fri 4 Nov
Live online

Book your class in for a 15 minute session to learn more about some of the artworks on display in WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings required
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Friday Focus

Who Are You?

9:30am, Fri 11 Nov
Live online

Book your class in for a 15 minute session to learn more about some of the artworks on display in WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings required
Smith & Jones
Smith & Jones
Smith & Jones
Smith & Jones

Drawn in

Smith & Jones

1:00pm, Sun 13 Nov

Draw while listening to Smith & Jones, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, and guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones.

Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Friday Focus

Who Are You?

9:30am, Fri 18 Nov
Live online

Book your class in for a 15 minute session to learn more about some of the artworks on display in WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings required
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales
Corroboree, or Dance of the Natives of New South Wales

Audio described tour

1:00pm, Fri 18 Nov

Join us in the Gallery as we explore the collection with our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Sighted companions and guide dogs are more than welcome.

Bookings required
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner

Little Faces

10:30am, Wed 23 Nov

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner

Little Faces

10:30am, Thu 24 Nov

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait
Self portrait

Friday Focus

Who Are You?

9:30am, Fri 25 Nov
Live online

Book your class in for a 15 minute session to learn more about some of the artworks on display in WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture.

Bookings required
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market

Undercurrent

5:00pm, Fri 25 Nov

It’s back baby! The Undercurrent Design Market showcases an array of contemporary, leading-edge, Australian-made design treats.

Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner
Senator Bonner

Little Faces

9:30am, 10:30am, Fri 25 Nov

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market

Undercurrent

10:00am, Sat 26 Nov

It’s back baby! The Undercurrent Design Market showcases an array of contemporary, leading-edge, Australian-made design treats.

Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market
Undercurrent Design Market

Undercurrent

10:00am, Sun 27 Nov

It’s back baby! The Undercurrent Design Market showcases an array of contemporary, leading-edge, Australian-made design treats.

Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits)
Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits)
Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits)
Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits)

In Conversation

Cutting Traditions with Pamela See

2:00pm, Sat 3 Dec
Onsite and live online

Join us onsite or online with artist Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling) to hear about her fascinating portrait series, Making Chinese Shadows (sixteen silhouette portraits).

Bookings required
Pop Up Choir. Photo Lona Logan.
Pop Up Choir. Photo Lona Logan.
Pop Up Choir. Photo Lona Logan.
Pop Up Choir. Photo Lona Logan.

Drawn in

Pop Up Choir

1:00pm, Sun 19 Feb

Draw while listening to the Pop Up Choir, singing songs that will leave your toes tapping and heart full.

More events

Sunday 11 June 2023 – Wednesday 11 June 2025
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