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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.

Little Faces

Daily from Wednesday 25 August until Friday 27 August 2021
10:30 – 11:15am AEST
The Witching Hour - Elena Kats-Chernin, 2017 Wendy Sharpe. © Wendy Sharpe

Bookings essential

$12 per adult

Check our latest conditions of entry related to COVID-19.

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.

In July and August join a Learning Facilitator to look at the portrait of Elena Kats-Chernin by Wendy Sharpe to explore colours and music through movement, singing and crafty play.

For children from 6 months – 3 years.

The program is made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

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Access information

This program is wheelchair accessible.

Other ways to book: Phone 02 6102 7070 or email bookings@npg.gov.au

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Little faces

10:30am, Wed 23 Jun – Fri 25 Jun

Little faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan

Australian Love stories

Family, friends, fanatics and foes (and everything in between!)

Current exhibition

from Saturday 20 March

Reconnect and reflect with our new major exhibition, Australian Love Stories (in real life!) as we explore love, affection and connection in all its guises.

Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019

Collection display galleries

Current exhibition

Open every day

The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia.

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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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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 National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency