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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.

Virtual collection tour

Disability in the frame

Tuesday 1 December 2020
Gill Hicks, 2016 Tony Kearney
Gill Hicks, 2016 Tony Kearney. © Tony Kearney

Ahead of International Day of People with Disability, join us as we reflect on how people with disability have been represented in portraiture, how this has changed over time and what comes next.

This program will be audio described, Auslan interpreted and captioned.

Join the Zoom webinar session by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82811520559

Or put the following details into your Zoom app/account - Webinar ID: 828 1152 0559

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Entry tickets

Daily event until Sun 28 Feb
10:00am

All visitors must pre-book for one of the daily sessions. Each day will have a limited number of people allowed.

Portrait Stories app

Explore the collecton

Daily event
10:00am

In their own words

Audio-guide

Daily event
10:00am

In their own words is an audio-guide with a difference. We let the portraits of these remarkable Australians speak for themselves.

Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky
Jessica Mauboy, 2018 David Rosetzky

Before hand

The private life of a portrait

Current exhibition

from Saturday 10 October 2020

Revealing the backstories behind the NPG collection, Before hand features interviews with artists and sitters as well as working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and footage taken in artists’ studios and out on location.

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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.