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William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor

Unboxing the Bard

A Shakespeare to Winehouse Afternoon Tea
Event, Wednesday 29 June

Join Joanna Gilmour, Sheridan Burnett and Penny Grist as they reveal the exclusive secrets behind bringing Shakespeare and his friends from London to Canberra.

The Capel Family, c. 1640 Cornelius Johnson

Audio described tour

Shakespeare to Winehouse
Event, Friday 1 July

Listen in on our tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Join us in the Gallery as we explore artworks from our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London with audio descriptions.

Self portrait, c. 1640 Sir Anthony van Dyck

Virtual Highlights Tour

Sumptuous and Virtuoso Oil Painting
Event, Tuesday 5 July

From pearls, jewels and silk to a self-portrait all about flesh, join us for a feast of portraits from Shakespeare to Winehouse where opulence, prowess and oil painting collide.

Beatrix Potter, 1938 Delmar Banner

Family space

Play Plot
Event, Daily from Saturday 2 July

This school holidays, remember to hop (like Peter Rabbit) into our play plot! Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s portrait in our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse.

The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever

Outdoor Performance

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever
Event, Saturday 2 July

Calling on Canberra Cathies! Help celebrate Canberra’s sixth The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever and our special exhibition, Shakespeare to Winehouse, featuring a beautiful portrait of the Brontë sisters.

Self portrait, exhibited 1929 Doris Zinkeisen

Repainting History

In conversation with Jennifer Higgie
Event, Thursday 30 June

Join us from wherever you are for our Curator, Joanna Gilmour in conversation with Jennifer Higgie, author of ‘The Mirror and the Palette: Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience, Five Hundred Years of Women’s Self Portraits’.

Helen Ennis

In Conversation with Helen Ennis

Changing spaces: Portraiture and photography
Event, Saturday 2 July

Join Australian photography curator, historian and writer, Helen Ennis for a conversation about photographers challenging the conventions of personal and public space in their portraits.

YGen to IGen Across Borders

Dance performance

Connecting Stories: Generations
Event, Starts Sunday 26 June

A YGen to IGen Across Borders project by Newcastle’s Catapult Choreographic Hub, Canberra’s Australian Dance Party and QL2 Dance.

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