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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.

Virtual tours

Wednesday 24 February 2021 – Friday 24 February 2023

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
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Virtual highlights tour

Off the wall

Tue 2 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
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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
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Virtual highlights tour

Road to Canberra

Tue 9 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
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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
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Virtual highlights tour

Style and substance: fashionistas in the Gallery

Tue 16 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
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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
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Virtual highlights tour

Wild earth

Tue 23 Mar
12:30pm
Bookings required
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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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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
Tue 6 April

Virtual Highlights Tour

Wading deep

12:30pm

Dip your toes in. Winter may be fast approaching, but bundle up and get ready to dive into our Collection to discover the different connections people have with water.

Free. Bookings required
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Virtual Highlights Tour

Wading deep

Tue 6 Apr
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
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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
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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
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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
Sun 27 June

Auslan interpreted tour

Australian Love Stories

2:30am

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

Bookings required
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Auslan interpreted tour

Australian Love Stories

Sun 27 Jun
2:30am
Bookings required
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Saturday 25 February 2023 – Monday 24 February 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.