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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.

Sir Warwick Fairfax, 1981

Bryan Westwood
Portrait, oil on canvas

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of John Fairfax Holdings Ltd 2002
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Hugh 2015, by Warwick Baker

Warwick Baker

Tough & Tender
General content

The photographs in Tough and tender by Warwick Baker reveal intimate connections and moments of closeness. 

Paul Kelly, 2013

Warwick Thornton
Portrait, digital HD video, duration 8 minutes 54 seconds

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Commissioned with funds provided by Ian Darling 2013

Little faces

Event, Selected days from Wednesday 26 May

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

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.

Viewing Harriet Schwarzrock's spaces between movement and stillness

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.

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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