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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.

The Big Draw 2015

Sunday 4 October

Celebrate the Big Draw 2015 with us on each Sunday in October. This year’s theme is ‘Every drawing tells a story’. 

4 October – Drawn in

Put pencil to paper while listening to folk songs played by Zhi Zhao on accordion and soprano Miriam Rose. Grab the opportunity to get your caricature drawn by cartoonist Andrew Hore or Chris Wilson.

11 October – Portrait puzzle tale

What is your tale? Take part in a giant puzzle making activity. Be inspired by your favourite tale or invent one of your own.

18 October – Story sculpture

People have marked their journeys and told their stories in environmental sculptures and carvings in cultures all around the world. Come and add your story to our collaborative sculptural drawing activity.

25 October – Story time

Watch or read Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing and create your own visual responses. Screenings at 11.00am, 12.00pm and 1.00pm (15 minutes).

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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.