Skip to main content

Ticketed entry is in place to safely manage your visit so please book ahead. Need to cancel or rejig? Email bookings@npg.gov.au

Menu

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.

A free family festival to celebrate spring and Children’s Week

24 October 2018

Wake from your winter hibernation to celebrate Children’s Week and Canberra’s spring season at the National Portrait Gallery’s free Spring Festival.

Krysia Kitch, Education and Access Manager at the Gallery, is thrilled with the line-up of entertainment and events.

‘The festival’s theme is Sea and Sky, so what better way to celebrate that than with kite making and sand sculpting,’ said Krysia.

‘There will be many other creative activities too—visitors can make a badge based on the Bogong moth migration, draw while listening to a percussion duo or make a musical instrument to simulate the sounds of spring. It’s going to be a fun-filled day out!’

There will be plenty of great photo opportunities too. Watch a man and his horse emerge from the sand heap as Sand In Your Eyes’ champion sculptor Den Massoud crafts a portrait from the Gallery’s collection.

The Spring Festival at the Portrait Gallery is on Sunday 28 October from 11am to 3pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. Spring Festival is made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

Find out more about the Spring Festival in the calendar.

Related information

The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery

Explore portraiture and come face to face with Australian identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity.

Plan your visit

Timed ticketing, location, accessibility and amenities

Support your Portrait Gallery

We depend on your support to keep creating our programs, exhibitions, publications and building the amazing portrait collection!

Café and shop

The café is open 9:00am-3:30pm every day. The shop is open 10:00am to 5:00pm every day.

We would like to thank our partners.
© National Portrait Gallery 2020
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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.