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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.

Big Fella Rain

Story time online

Big Fella Rain
Event, Thursday 6 October

Big Fella Rain is a celebration of the transition from dry season to wet season in a country that is like no other place in the world.

Senator Bonner

Little Faces

Event, Starts Wednesday 23 November

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Big Fella Rain

Story time

Big Fella Rain
Event, Wednesday 5 October

Big Fella Rain is a celebration of the transition from dry season to wet season in a country that is like no other place in the world.

Senator Bonner

Little Faces

Spring 2022
Event, Starts Wednesday 26 October

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

Art cart

Art cart

Event, Daily until Sunday 9 October

Our popular art cart is back for the school holidays! This is where you can get all creative during your visit if the mood takes you, responding to our latest exhibition the National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Portrait play

Portrait play onsite

Event, Selected days until Friday 7 October

Explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries.

Man with two lives, 2021 Caroline Zilinsky

Walking a fine line

Line drawing with Caroline Zilinsky
Event, Saturday 8 October

Join Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Caroline Zilinsky in a deep dive into drawing, focussing on the importance of line in creating a portrait.

Caroline Zilinsky. Photo Donald Arnold

Walking a fine line

Line drawing with Caroline Zilinsky
Event, Saturday 8 October

Join Darling Portrait Prize 2022 finalist Caroline Zilinsky in a deep dive into drawing, focussing on the importance of line in creating a portrait.

Tim Fairfax AC

Philanthropy Australia names Tim Fairfax as Australia’s 2021 Leading Philanthropist

24 November 2021
Media

Australian philanthropy’s highest honour, the Leading Philanthropist Award, was awarded to Tim Fairfax AC for his significant and enduring contributions to rural and regional Australia, as well as his passionate support and advocacy for organisations involved in education, arts and culture.

Jacki Weaver

Flash mob

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2019

Sarah Engledow trains her exacting lens on the nine photographs from 20/20.

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

24 October 2018
Archived media releases 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.

Andrew Gaze video: 6 minutes 26 seconds

Portrait stories

General content

The National Portrait Gallery interviewed the 20/20 artists and subjects throughout the commissioning journey. Browse these Portrait Stories to get insights into the incredible achievements of the subjects and the creation of their portraits.

Tan Le

'So many stars'
Portrait story

Tech entrepreneur Tan Le and photographer John Tsiavis.

Catherine Livingstone

A conversation between artist and subject
Portrait story

Businesswoman Catherine Livingstone and artist Mathew Lynn.

Jessica Mauboy

'Chaos and stillness'
Portrait story

Singer, songwriter and actress Jessica Mauboy with artist David Rosetzky.

David Foster

'What the tree saw'
Portrait story

World champion woodcutter David Foster and artist Jacqui Stockdale.

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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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