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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.

Live online

Friday 23 September 2022 – Monday 23 September 2024

Explore the collection from the comfort of you loungeroom. Join us for free, interactive, virtual collection tours. Examine portraits in depth with Gallery Educators delivered via Zoom, and chat, comment and ask questions just like the IRL experience. Videos of selected previous events are available too.

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
George doing his best Dame Edna impression at the Centenary Chelsea Flower Show
George doing his best Dame Edna impression at the Centenary Chelsea Flower Show
George doing his best Dame Edna impression at the Centenary Chelsea Flower Show
George doing his best Dame Edna impression at the Centenary Chelsea Flower Show

In conversation

Spring into Flowers with George Hoad

12:30pm, Thu 29 Sep
Live online

Spring into Floriade flower season as we dig deep into a colourful conversation with George Hoad AM.

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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

More events

Tuesday 24 September 2024 – Friday 25 September 2026
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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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