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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.

Family activities

Thursday 21 January 2021 – Saturday 21 January 2023

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
F

Family space: Move it!

Daily event until Sun 31 Jan
10:00am AEDT
FREE
F
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
V
F

Story time online

Magic Beach

Wed 27 Jan
10:30am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
V
F
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
F

Story time IRL

The story of Rosy Dock

Wed 14 Apr
10:30am; 1:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
F
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
V
F

Story time online

The story of Rosy Dock

Wed 14 Apr
3:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
V
F
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
F

Relaxed mornings

Sun 18 Apr
9:00am AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
F

More events

Sunday 22 January 2023 – Tuesday 21 January 2025

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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.