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Australian Love Stories

An amorous online adventure

Lust and longing, drama and devotion, seduction and scandal! Delve into an enticing array of tales of the heart, featuring famous figures from Australia’s National Portrait Gallery.

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Adventurer’s guide

Pucker up lovers – this is not your usual exhibition experience!

Love is a battlefield, and a crazy little thing. You’ll need to pick your path through it by choosing a new love story at every stage – there are over 50 to find.

Like the best adventures there’s a reward at journey’s end: read at least ten tales to get a light-hearted ‘love score’ generated by your story choices. It’s a shareable hot ticket reflecting your hot ticker!

And a warning for faint hearts – there’s a spot of nudity in the adventure ahead.

Now follow your heart and see how you fare in this thing called love ...

Choose your first love story

Read ten sumptuous stories to generate your love score...

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Love in the digital age: virtual event

Thu 29 Oct
6:30pm

The internet and digital apps have opened up the world of courtship. But has digital dating made it easier to find our own Australian Love Story?

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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.