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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.

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Story time

Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country

Monday 4 July 2022
10:30 – 11:15am AEST
Live online
Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing

Bookings essential - free

This free program will be delivered using Zoom.

Welcome, children!
Nangga! Nangga! Yakarti!
Tonight will be the ceremony!

Can’t come to us? Join us online and celebrate NAIDOC week with a reading of Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing.

After the reading we’ll come together for some colourful and playful activities, so make sure to have the below materials ready:

  • Cardboard roll
  • Some coloured paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Feathers
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Scissors (remember to ask for help with these if you need it!)
  • Pencils, crayons or textas
  • Wire coat hanger
  • Strips of material, plastic bags, fabric

Made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Access information

Make a booking and the Gallery will email you details on how to connect with us using Zoom.

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

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Darling Portrait Prize 2022

Current exhibition

from Saturday 25 June

The Darling Portrait Prize is a national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015). The winner receives a cash prize of $75,000.

Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam
Silent Strength, 2021 Wayne Quilliam

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Current exhibition

from Saturday 25 June

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists
Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize finalists

Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize 2022

Current exhibition

from Saturday 25 June

Little Darlings is for primary and secondary students, with four separate categories across Kindergarten to Year 12. Responding to the theme ‘identity’, students painted, drew, photographed, printed or combined all of these to make their portrait.

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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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