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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.

Recorded virtual programs

In Conversation

Rock Chick: Lindy Morrison, 12th March 2021

Lindy Morrison has played in her share of bands over the years. From jazz to pop to punk, she’s been an ever-present force in Australian music.

15 minutes of frame

NPG Wellington, Edinburgh and Canberra, 10th March 2021

Delve into the lives, loves and labour of the world’s most prominent portrait galleries in this international conversation series.

Drawing workshop: Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

27th February 2021

Join us from wherever you are for an intimate, online drawing workshop with British-Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

Virtual collection tour

Disability in the frame: Part one, 2nd December 2020

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. Includes Auslan signing.

Virtual collection tour

Disability in the frame: Part two, 16th February 2021

Join us as we look at works from the collection and contemplate inclusivity with a focus on the artists. Includes Auslan signing.

15 minutes of frame

NPG London, Scotland and Australia, 28 January 2021

Delve into the lives, loves and labour of the world’s most prominent portrait galleries in this international conversation series.

15 Minutes of Frame

Karen Quinlan and Kim Sajet, 18th November 2020

Karen Quinlan AM, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, in conversation with Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

In Conversation

Liam Nunan and Guy Simon, 31st July 2020

Darling Portrait Prize finalist Liam Nunan and actor Guy Simon discuss their portrait, their friendship and the intensity of the acting life.

Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes
Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes
Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes
Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes

In Conversation

Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House, 24th June 2020

Brenda L Croft (Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra peoples) talks with Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri elder, Dr Matilda House, about her photographic 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 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