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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.

Gallery tours

Friday 1 March 2024 – Sunday 1 March 2026

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Collection Highlights Tour

Daily at 2:15pm

Join us in the Gallery for this free 30-minute tour of the collection, exploring portrait stories and the history of the building.

Bookings optional
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Collection Highlights Tour

Daily at 2:15pm

Join us in the Gallery for this free 30-minute tour of the collection, exploring portrait stories and the history of the building.

Bookings optional
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, 2014 Ralph Heimans AM
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, 2014 Ralph Heimans AM
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, 2014 Ralph Heimans AM
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, 2014 Ralph Heimans AM

Portraits of Power: Ralph Heimans tour

11:00am, 1:00pm, Fri 15 Mar until Mon 27 May

Join our professional guides on this 45-minute deep dive into the work of Ralph Heimans, one of Australia’s preeminent portraitists.

Bookings required
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Auslan-interpreted collection tour

11:15am, Sat 13 Apr

To celebrate Auslan Day, we invite you to join us on a 30-minute tour of the collection with Auslan interpretation.

Bookings required
Dame Judi Dench, 2018 Ralph Heimans AM
Dame Judi Dench, 2018 Ralph Heimans AM
Dame Judi Dench, 2018 Ralph Heimans AM
Dame Judi Dench, 2018 Ralph Heimans AM

Auslan-interpreted tour

Ralph Heimans

1:00pm, Sat 13 Apr

To celebrate Auslan Day, step into the captivating world of Ralph Heimans: Portraiture. Power. Influence. on a 45-minute tour with Auslan interpretation.

Bookings required
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby
Radical Restraint 
Justice Michael Kirby

Audio-described tour

Ralph Heimans

1:00pm, Sat 20 Apr

Join us as we explore the captivating world of Ralph Heimans: Portraiture. Power. Influence. with audio descriptions for visitors who are blind or have low vision.

Bookings required
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023

A Performance of Portraiture

Ralph Heimans tour

5:30pm, Thu 16 May
Bookings required
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023
Tomáš Kantor in Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, 2023

A Performance of Portraiture

Ralph Heimans tour

5:30pm, Fri 17 May
Bookings required

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Monday 2 March 2026 – Wednesday 1 March 2028
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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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