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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

Saturday 16 January 2021 – Monday 16 January 2023

Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews
Closes 14 March

Pub Rock

Your backstage pass to 70s and 80s sounds and scenes

Celebrate the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock and its enduring impact on our nation’s identity.

Bookings required
FREE

Pub Rock

Your backstage pass to 70s and 80s sounds and scenes

Exhibition closes 14 March
Bookings required
FREE
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Open every day

Collection display galleries

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

FREE

Collection display galleries

Exhibition open every day
FREE
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Closes 14 February

Before hand

The private life of a portrait

Revealing the backstories behind the NPG collection, Before hand features interviews with artists and sitters as well as working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and footage taken in artists’ studios and out on location.

Bookings required

Before hand

The private life of a portrait

Exhibition closes 14 February
Bookings required
spaces between movement and stillness, 2021 Harriet Schwarzrock
spaces between movement and stillness, 2021 Harriet Schwarzrock
spaces between movement and stillness, 2021 Harriet Schwarzrock
spaces between movement and stillness, 2021 Harriet Schwarzrock
Opens 13 February

Harriet Schwarzrock

spaces between movement and stillness

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

FREE

Harriet Schwarzrock

spaces between movement and stillness

Exhibition opens 13 February
FREE
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, 2006 (printed 2020) Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, 2006 (printed 2020) Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, 2006 (printed 2020) Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, 2006 (printed 2020) Peter Brew-Bevan
Opens 20 March

Australian Love Stories

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

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

Australian Love Stories

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

Exhibition opens 20 March
Bookings required
NPPP 2021 Who will win?
NPPP 2021 Who will win?
NPPP 2021 Who will win?
NPPP 2021 Who will win?
Opens 31 July

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

That’s a different name? Yep! Acknowledging how extraordinary 2020 has been, we've decided to mix it up a little and title the exhibition, ‘Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize’.

FREE

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Exhibition opens 31 July
FREE
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Nick Cave, 1999 Howard Arkley
Daily event,

The Amazing Face

A 14-day dive into portraiture

10:00am

An educational and fun 14-day adults’ introduction to portraiture.

Free.
FREE
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The Amazing Face

A 14-day dive into portraiture

Daily event
10:00am
FREE
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Daily event, until Wed 31 March

Entry tickets

10:00am

All visitors must pre-book for one of the daily sessions. Each day will have a limited number of people allowed.

Free. Bookings required
FREE

Entry tickets

Daily event until Wed 31 Mar
10:00am
Bookings required
FREE
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
Daily event,

Australian Love Stories online

10:00am

Lust and longing, drama and devotion, seduction and scandal! Delve into an enticing array of tales of the heart.

Free.
FREE
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Australian Love Stories online

Daily event
10:00am
FREE
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Daily event,

Portrait Stories app

Explore the collecton

10:00am
Free.
FREE
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Portrait Stories app

Explore the collecton

Daily event
10:00am
FREE
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Daily event,

In their own words

Audio-guide

10:00am

In their own words is an audio-guide with a difference. We let the portraits of these remarkable Australians speak for themselves.

Free.
FREE
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In their own words

Audio-guide

Daily event
10:00am
FREE
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Photograph of Jade Breen by Cathy Breen
Photograph of Jade Breen by Cathy Breen
Photograph of Jade Breen by Cathy Breen
Photograph of Jade Breen by Cathy Breen
Daily event,

Bogong Cluster

Socially connected, physically distant

10:00am

In these uncertain times, with physical gatherings restricted, we can all still recall major events such as the bogong moth migration, and remain connected to each other through nature.

Free.
FREE
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Bogong Cluster

Socially connected, physically distant

Daily event
10:00am
FREE
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Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Self portrait in reflection, 1973 Lewis Morley
Daily event, until Wed 26 May

Collection Highlights Tour

11:30am

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

Free.
FREE
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Collection Highlights Tour

Daily event until Wed 26 May
11:30am
FREE
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Chrissy Amphlett "Temperamental", 1989 Ivan Durrant
Chrissy Amphlett "Temperamental", 1989 Ivan Durrant
Chrissy Amphlett "Temperamental", 1989 Ivan Durrant
Chrissy Amphlett "Temperamental", 1989 Ivan Durrant
Daily event, until Sun 14 March

Pub Rock Highlights Tour

2:30pm

Take a 30 minute tour of the exhibition.

Free.
FREE
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Pub Rock Highlights Tour

Daily event until Sun 14 Mar
2:30pm
FREE
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Daily event, until Sun 31 January

Family space: Move it!

10:00am

A space for families to mimic, reflect and explore. For all ages and abilities.

Free.
FREE
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Family space: Move it!

Daily event until Sun 31 Jan
10:00am
FREE
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Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Kate (Kate Grenville), 2012 Jenny Sages
Sun 17 January

Relaxed mornings

9:00am

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

Free. Bookings required
FREE

Relaxed mornings

Sun 17 Jan
9:00am
Bookings required
FREE
Thu 21 January
until Sun 24 January

My place

Dance performance

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

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

Free.
FREE
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My place

Dance performance

Thu 21 Jan until Sun 24 Jan
11:00am; 12:00pm; 1:30pm
FREE
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Wed 27 January

Story time online

Magic Beach

10:30am

Join us on online for a reading of Alison Lester’s Magic Beach followed by a chance to create your own visual response with items at home.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Story time online

Magic Beach

Wed 27 Jan
10:30am
Bookings required
FREE
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Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Thu 28 January

15 Minutes of Frame

with NPG London, Scotland and Australia: virtual event

8:00pm

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

Free.
FREE
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15 Minutes of Frame

with NPG London, Scotland and Australia: virtual event

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

Conservation crash course

2:00pm

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

Bookings required
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Conservation crash course

Sat 30 Jan
2:00pm
Bookings required
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Ellyse Perry, 2018 Stuart Miller
Ellyse Perry, 2018 Stuart Miller
Ellyse Perry, 2018 Stuart Miller
Ellyse Perry, 2018 Stuart Miller
Tue 2 February

Virtual highlights tour

Not just cricket

12:30pm

You’d be forgiven for thinking that summer was all about cricket, so prepare to be bowled over as we celebrate our warmest season with a look at a variety of portraits from the most sun-baked to the cool and quirky.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Not just cricket

Tue 2 Feb
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Thu 4 February

Pub Rock: Trivia

An IRL event

6:30pm

Think you know your Aussie pub rock? Then join us in the Gallery for a night of music mayhem!

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Pub Rock: Trivia

An IRL event

Thu 4 Feb
6:30pm
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Ben Quilty, 2012 Andrew Quilty
Ben Quilty, 2012 Andrew Quilty
Ben Quilty, 2012 Andrew Quilty
Ben Quilty, 2012 Andrew Quilty
Tue 9 February

Virtual highlights tour

The masked sitter

12:30pm

Ben Quilty talks about portraiture as ‘a recording of a moment that reflects the sharing of a story.’

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

The masked sitter

Tue 9 Feb
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Fri 12 February

Deconstructed for diversity

In Conversation with Anne Zahalka: virtual event

12:30pm

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

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Deconstructed for diversity

In Conversation with Anne Zahalka: virtual event

Fri 12 Feb
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Study for commissioned portrait, "Equation of life - a portrait of Professor Derek Denton", 2016 Evert Ploeg
Fri 12 February

Portrait table lunch

Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici

12:00pm

Join Penny Grist, Curator Exhibitions in conversation with Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici, two of Australia’s best-loved artist.

Bookings required
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Portrait table lunch

Evert Ploeg and eX de Medici

Fri 12 Feb
12:00pm
Bookings required
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12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane
12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane
12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane
12 Untitled Self Portraits (Set 3), 1990 Mike Parr, John Loane
Tue 16 February

Virtual highlights tour

Disability in the frame: Part two

12:30pm

Following on from our popular virtual tour reflecting on how people with a disability have been represented in portraiture, join us online as we look at works from the collection and contemplate inclusivity with a focus on the artists.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Disability in the frame: Part two

Tue 16 Feb
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Jiawei Shen, 2006 Greg Weight
Fri 19 February

The Weighting game

In Conversation with Greg Weight: virtual event

12:30pm

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

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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The Weighting game

In Conversation with Greg Weight: virtual event

Fri 19 Feb
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Norman Lindsay, 1921 Harold Cazneaux
Norman Lindsay, 1921 Harold Cazneaux
Norman Lindsay, 1921 Harold Cazneaux
Norman Lindsay, 1921 Harold Cazneaux
Tue 23 February

Virtual highlights tour

A little bundle of piffle

12:30pm

Celebrate Norman Lindsay’s birthday with us as we explore the life and world behind the creator of this Australian children’s classic.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

A little bundle of piffle

Tue 23 Feb
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Bogong Cluster
Physically distant, socially connected, 2020 Jonathan Jones
Bogong Cluster
Physically distant, socially connected, 2020 Jonathan Jones
Bogong Cluster
Physically distant, socially connected, 2020 Jonathan Jones
Bogong Cluster
Physically distant, socially connected, 2020 Jonathan Jones
Fri 26 February

In Conversation virtual event

Bogong Cluster: ask an expert

12:30pm

Join us as we ask the experts about the Bogongs, their migration, their role in our ecosystem, and much more.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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In Conversation virtual event

Bogong Cluster: ask an expert

Fri 26 Feb
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding
Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding
Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding
Robert Drewe (in the swell), 2006 Nicholas Harding
Sat 27 February

Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

IRL drawing workshop

10:30am

Join us in the Gallery for an intimate drawing workshop with British-Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

Bookings required
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Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

IRL drawing workshop

Sat 27 Feb
10:30am
Bookings required
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Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Study for John Bell as King Lear, 1998-2001 Nicholas Harding
Sat 27 February

Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

Virtual drawing workshop

2:00pm

Join us from wherever you are for an intimate, online drawing workshop with British-Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

Free.
FREE
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Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

Virtual drawing workshop

Sat 27 Feb
2:00pm
FREE
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Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Tue 2 March

Virtual highlights tour

Off the wall

12:30pm

Seeing faces in random information, physical distancing and the human heart – take an intriguing three dimensional trip through the gallery.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Off the wall

Tue 2 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.
Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.
Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.
Doctor Stovepipe at Gorman House. Photo by Adam Thomas.
Sun 7 March

Drawn in

Doctor Stovepipe

1:00pm

Draw while listening to music. Be swept away in the moment and let colour become your instruments, line become your melody and create your own visual composition.

Free.
FREE
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Drawn in

Doctor Stovepipe

Sun 7 Mar
1:00pm
FREE
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Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Tue 9 March

Virtual highlights tour

Road to Canberra

12:30pm

Discover some of the artists, architects, and activists who have travelled far and wide and yet call Canberra home.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Road to Canberra

Tue 9 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Fri 12 March

In Conversation virtual event

Rock Chick: Lindy Morrison

12:30pm

Lindy Morrison has played in her share of bands over the years. From jazz to pop to punk, she’s been an ever-present force in Australian music.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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In Conversation virtual event

Rock Chick: Lindy Morrison

Fri 12 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Tue 16 March

Virtual highlights tour

Style and substance: fashionistas in the Gallery

12:30pm

Join us on the red carpet to meet some of Australia’s fashion stars, known not just for striking poses, but also for their striking stories. 

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Style and substance: fashionistas in the Gallery

Tue 16 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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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
Daily event, from Sat 20 March until Sun 1 August

Australian Loves Stories tour

2:30pm

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.

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Australian Loves Stories tour

Daily event from Sat 20 Mar until Sun 1 Aug
2:30pm
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Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Tue 23 March

Virtual highlights tour

Wild earth

12:30pm

Join us as we navigate through portraits of those who’ve explored, adventured and endured the challenges of traversing on and off our planet.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Wild earth

Tue 23 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird
Fri 26 March

Late night love stories

Poetry slam: all the languages of love

5:00pm

Join Australian Poetry Slam Champion CJ Bowerbird and some of Canberra’s best spoken word artists in an evening of poetry, performance and love.

Bookings required
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Late night love stories

Poetry slam: all the languages of love

Fri 26 Mar
5:00pm
Bookings required
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Sat 27 March
until Sun 28 March

Evensong

4:00pm

Be uplifted by the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Free.
FREE
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Evensong

Sat 27 Mar until Sun 28 Mar
4:00pm
FREE
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In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
In the mirror: self portrait with Joy Hester, 1939 Albert Tucker
Tue 30 March

Virtual Highlights Tour

Australian Love Stories: artist communities

12:30pm

From Heide to the outback, take a closer look at some of the artist communities celebrated in our exciting new exhibition, Australian Love Stories.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual Highlights Tour

Australian Love Stories: artist communities

Tue 30 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Sun 4 April

Drawn in

As Famous As The Moon

1:00pm

Draw while listening to music. Be swept away in the moment and let colour become your instruments, line become your melody and create your own visual composition.

Free.
FREE
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Drawn in

As Famous As The Moon

Sun 4 Apr
1:00pm
FREE
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Portrait of Ambrose Patterson, 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay
Portrait of Ambrose Patterson, 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay
Portrait of Ambrose Patterson, 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay
Portrait of Ambrose Patterson, 1901-02 Hugh Ramsay
Sat 10 April

Slow Art Day

Lingering look

1:00pm

Rush in and slow down for Slow Art Day. This global event has a simple mission: help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art.

Bookings required
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Slow Art Day

Lingering look

Sat 10 Apr
1:00pm
Bookings required
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Patrick White with Tom Jones, 1956 Axel Poignant
Patrick White with Tom Jones, 1956 Axel Poignant
Patrick White with Tom Jones, 1956 Axel Poignant
Patrick White with Tom Jones, 1956 Axel Poignant
Tue 13 April

Virtual Highlights Tour

Cat people

12:30pm

Hello cool cats! Join us as we make a beeline for the feline and explore works featuring furry faces (and their human friends/slaves).

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual Highlights Tour

Cat people

Tue 13 Apr
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Wed 14 April

Story time IRL

The story of Rosy Dock

10:30am; 1:00pm

Follow the wind and desert sands into the wilderness. Join us in the Gallery to listen to The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker and then create your own visual response.

Bookings required
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Story time IRL

The story of Rosy Dock

Wed 14 Apr
10:30am; 1:00pm
Bookings required
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The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
Wed 14 April

Story time online

The story of Rosy Dock

3:00pm

Follow the wind and desert sands into the wilderness. Can’t come to us? Join us online for a reading of Jeannie Baker’s The story of Rosy Dock and then create your own visual response with items at home.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Story time online

The story of Rosy Dock

Wed 14 Apr
3:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes, 1978 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes, 1978 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes, 1978 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes
Essie Coffey (Bush Queen) and Orlando Gemes, 1978 (printed 2003) Juno Gemes
Sun 18 April

Relaxed mornings

9:00am

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

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Relaxed mornings

Sun 18 Apr
9:00am
Bookings required
FREE
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Divide (Self portrait), 2011 Sam Jinks
Divide (Self portrait), 2011 Sam Jinks
Divide (Self portrait), 2011 Sam Jinks
Divide (Self portrait), 2011 Sam Jinks
Tue 20 April

Virtual Highlights Tour

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

12:30pm

Mirror as a noun: any reflecting surface. Person as a mirror... let’s reflect on that! Join us as we look into the faces of others who might show us something about ourselves.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual Highlights Tour

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Tue 20 Apr
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-04 Terry Eichler
Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-04 Terry Eichler
Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-04 Terry Eichler
Portrait of Alec Campbell, 2001-04 Terry Eichler
Tue 27 April

Virtual Highlights Tour

ANZAC chat

12:30pm

Join us on a journey that talks to our national identity in times of war.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual Highlights Tour

ANZAC chat

Tue 27 Apr
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Fri 30 April

Late night love stories

Words of affirmation: Spooky Men’s Chorale

5:00pm

Spooky Men’s Chorale singing words of affirmation.

Bookings required
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Late night love stories

Words of affirmation: Spooky Men’s Chorale

Fri 30 Apr
5:00pm
Bookings required
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Mrs Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Mrs Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Mrs Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Mrs Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sat 1 May

Chiselled features

IRL sculpture workshop

10:30am

Join artist Ellis Hutch in the Gallery for a hands-on workshop with a nod to the ancient art of relief carving.

Bookings required
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Chiselled features

IRL sculpture workshop

Sat 1 May
10:30am
Bookings required
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Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sat 1 May

Chiselled features

Virtual sculpture workshop

2:00pm

Join artist Ellis Hutch from wherever you are for a hands-on workshop with a nod to the ancient art of relief carving.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Chiselled features

Virtual sculpture workshop

Sat 1 May
2:00pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Sun 9 May

Drawn in

Jorge Bontes and Cicilia Kemezys

1:00pm

Draw while listening to music. Be swept away in the moment and let colour become your instruments, line become your melody and create your own visual composition.

Free.
FREE
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Drawn in

Jorge Bontes and Cicilia Kemezys

Sun 9 May
1:00pm
FREE
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Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857 an unknown artist
Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857 an unknown artist
Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857 an unknown artist
Marianne Egan and her children Gertrude Evans Cahuac and Henry William Cahuac, 1857 an unknown artist
Sun 16 May

Audio-described tour

Australian Love Stories

11:30am

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

Bookings required
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Audio-described tour

Australian Love Stories

Sun 16 May
11:30am
Bookings required
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Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan
Fri 21 May

Late night love stories

Love in the fast lane: Chris Ryan

5:00pm

Join comedian Chris Ryan as she hosts a night of ‘speed dating’ with a twist!

Bookings required
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Late night love stories

Love in the fast lane: Chris Ryan

Fri 21 May
5:00pm
Bookings required
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Gloria Petyarre, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Gloria Petyarre, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Gloria Petyarre, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Gloria Petyarre, 2005 R. Ian Lloyd
Thu 27 May
until Thu 3 June

Reconciliation Week tours

11:30am

To celebrate Reconciliation Week, our highlights tours will focus on some remarkable, resilient and  inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the collection.

Free.
FREE
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Reconciliation Week tours

Thu 27 May until Thu 3 Jun
11:30am
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Fri 25 June

Late night love stories

Happily ever crafter: Kitiya Palaskas

5:00pm

Embrace your creativity and make a thing of joy for them with craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas.

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Late night love stories

Happily ever crafter: Kitiya Palaskas

Fri 25 Jun
5:00pm
Bookings required
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Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Peter Allen, 1980 William Yang
Fri 23 July

Late night love stories

Weizen Ho

5:00pm

Performance artist Weizen Ho interprets the love language of physical touch.

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Late night love stories

Weizen Ho

Fri 23 Jul
5:00pm
Bookings required
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