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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Talks and lectures

Wednesday 27 January 2021 – Friday 27 January 2023

Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Simone Young, 2002 Bill Henson
Thu 28 January

15 Minutes of Frame

with NPG London, Scotland and Australia: virtual event

8:00pm

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

Free.
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15 Minutes of Frame

with NPG London, Scotland and Australia: virtual event

Thu 28 Jan
8:00pm
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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Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Self portrait, 1990 Anne Zahalka
Fri 12 February

Deconstructed for diversity

In Conversation with Anne Zahalka: virtual event

12:30pm

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

Free. Bookings required
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Deconstructed for diversity

In Conversation with Anne Zahalka: virtual event

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

The Weighting game

In Conversation with Greg Weight: virtual event

12:30pm

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

Free. Bookings required
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The Weighting game

In Conversation with Greg Weight: virtual event

Fri 19 Feb
12:30pm
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, 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
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In Conversation virtual event

Rock Chick: Lindy Morrison

Fri 12 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
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
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Virtual Highlights Tour

Australian Love Stories: artist communities

Tue 30 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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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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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
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Virtual Highlights Tour

ANZAC chat

Tue 27 Apr
12:30pm
Bookings required
FREE
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Saturday 28 January 2023 – Monday 27 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.