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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.

Watercolour demonstration with Cherry Hood

Virtual event: demonstration

Saturday 21 November
11:30am – 12:40pm
Simon Tedeschi unplugged, 2002 Cherry Hood
Simon Tedeschi unplugged, 2002 Cherry Hood. © Cherry Hood/Copyright Agency, 2020

Bookings essential - free

This free program will be delivered using Zoom.

Calling all beginners! Join us over Zoom as artist Cherry Hood shows us her unique way of making large-scale watercolour portraits. Then you’ll get the chance to pick her brains with a short Q & A session. Sound good? Book in and we’ll send you some information beforehand, so that you can experiment with her flow, bleed and drip techniques.

Cherry Hood is an Australian artist well known for her haunting, large-scale images of faces.

Make a booking and the Gallery will email you 24 hours before the program with instructions on how to connect with us using Zoom.

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Sat 6 Jun until Thu 31 Dec
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All visitors must pre-book for one of the daily sessions. Each day will have a limited number of people allowed.

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.

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.

Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews
Jimmy Barnes at The Coogee Bay Hotel 1984 (detail) Grant Matthews

Pub Rock

Your backstage pass to 70s and 80s sounds and scenes

Current exhibition

from Saturday 5 September 2020

Celebrate the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock and its enduring impact on our nation’s identity.

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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.