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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

Friday 8 December 2023 – Monday 8 December 2025

Art Cart
Art Cart
Art Cart
Art Cart

Art Cart

10:00am, Wed 31 Jan until Sun 24 Mar

Create memories and connect with loved ones through the art of postcard-making, inspired by The Huxleys’ self-portraits Smalltown Boy (Surfers Paradise) and Smalltown Boy (Perth). All materials provided; for all ages and abilities.

Me
Me
Me
Me

Little Faces

10:30am, Wed 21 Feb

Do we have a treat for the smaller humans in your life! Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Me
Me
Me
Me

Little Faces

10:30am, Thu 22 Feb

Do we have a treat for the smaller humans in your life! Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Me
Me
Me
Me

Little Faces

9:30am, 10:30am, Fri 23 Feb

Do we have a treat for the smaller humans in your life! Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Maggie
Maggie
Maggie
Maggie

Little Faces

10:30am, Wed 20 Mar

Do we have a treat for the smaller humans in your life! Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Maggie
Maggie
Maggie
Maggie

Little Faces

10:30am, Thu 21 Mar

Do we have a treat for the smaller humans in your life! Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Maggie
Maggie
Maggie
Maggie

Little Faces

9:30am, 10:30am, Fri 22 Mar

Do we have a treat for the smaller humans in your life! Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Bookings required
Larissa Kovalchuk
Larissa Kovalchuk
Larissa Kovalchuk
Larissa Kovalchuk

Drawn in

Larissa Kovalchuk

1:00pm, Sun 31 Mar

Draw while listening to live music by Larissa Kovalchuk as she plays an assortment of gentle sounds on the bandura, combined with beautiful vocals.

More events

Tuesday 9 December 2025 – Friday 10 December 2027
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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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