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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.

Drawn in

Sunday 9 September

Draw while listening to the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra. All materials provided; for all ages and abilities.

The Canberra Mandolin Orchestra brings together players of mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar and double bass.  They keep alive the rich tradition of the mandolin groups that were so popular with thousands of amateur and professional music makers in the first couple of decades of the 20th century.

The Canberra Mandolin Orchestra’s repertoire includes ritzy tunes from the dawn of the jazz age, light classics, film themes, Italian, Irish and Australian folk tunes and popular music. The mandolin orchestra work much like a string orchestra, except that mandolins are plucked and not bowed.

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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.