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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.

Marcie Elizabeth Wilson, 1922

George Lambert
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the Simpson family in memory of Caroline Simpson OAM 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus

Story time

Can bears ski?
Event, Wednesday 7 July

Get cosy and join us in the Gallery to listen to the story of Can bears ski? and then create your own visual response.

Little faces

Event, Selected days until Friday 25 June

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

Little Faces

Event, Selected days from Wednesday 28 July

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

Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus

Story time

Can bears ski?
Event, Wednesday 7 July

Brrrrr, it is getting cold outside! Can’t come to us? Snuggle inside at home in your warmest knits and listen to the story of Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus.

Portrait play takeaway

Event, Daily until Tuesday 31 August

Become an adventurer and make a gadget to help you on your journey around the Gallery! Explore the portraits on display through close looking and creative activity.

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Family space

In my heart
Event, Daily from Saturday 26 June

Love big and small. Free activities inspired by the exhibition Australian Love Stories for families to enjoy together.

Virtual Excursions

Current programs

Live, interactive learning programs coming soon wherever you are.

Charlie Teo

'I would love to be considered mainstream'
Portrait story

Acclaimed neurosurgeon, Charlie Teo discusses the pressures of his career.

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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