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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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Explore our on-demand archive to catch up, listen in, binge or do a workshop from wherever you are whenever you want!

Sandra Bruce
Sandra Bruce
Sandra Bruce
Sandra Bruce

Another pic on the wall

In conversation

44 minutes

An Auslan interpreted program with Director Collections & Exhibitions, Sandra Bruce, for National Week of Deaf People and on the International Day of Sign Languages.

Bring on spring!

Kitiya Palaskas workshop

46 minutes

Create a flower using crafty materials in this hands-on online workshop, hosted by craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas. It may not smell like roses, but will be everlasting!

You choose the story!

In conversation

46 minutes

In the very strange land where portraiture meets Choose Your Own Adventure meets Six Degrees of Separation meets Australian Idol, there you will find our Curator, Exhibitions; Penny Grist.

Looking to Pounce: Portrait Drawing

1 hour 47 minutes

Join us from wherever you are for this free online drawing workshop with a unique focus on ways of looking and engaging with drawing as a process rather than the creation of a finished product.

Living Memory panel discussion
Living Memory panel discussion
Living Memory panel discussion
Living Memory panel discussion

Living Memory panel discussion

Join us from wherever you are for a lively panel discussion about lockdown experiences across Australia, illustrated through some of the portraits in our exhibition Living Memory – National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021.

Story Time

A Story of Love

45 minutes

What does love mean to you? Where do we find love? What does love look like?

National Science Week

Virtual Highlights tour

Get your white coat and safety goggles on to celebrate National Science Week! This year’s school theme is Food: Different by Design.

Sandra Bruce
Sandra Bruce
Sandra Bruce
Sandra Bruce

Introducing Living Memory

In conversation

Join Sandra Bruce, Director Collection & Exhibitions, for a sneak peek at our exciting new exhibition, Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Living Memory panel discussion
Living Memory panel discussion
Living Memory panel discussion
Living Memory panel discussion

Panel discussion

Living Memory

56 minutes

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion that interrogates some of the themes revealed in Living Memory.

Living Memory winner announcement video: 26 minutes
Living Memory winner announcement video: 26 minutes
Living Memory winner announcement video: 26 minutes
Living Memory winner announcement video: 26 minutes

Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize

Winner announcement

26 minutes

Nathalie Morris and Carlos Sanson Jr video: 10 minutes
Nathalie Morris and Carlos Sanson Jr video: 10 minutes
Nathalie Morris and Carlos Sanson Jr video: 10 minutes
Nathalie Morris and Carlos Sanson Jr video: 10 minutes

Nathalie Morris and Carlos Sanson Jr

Australian Love Stories walkthrough

10 minutes

Nathalie Morris and Carlos Sanson Jr bump into love in Australian Love Stories.

Will Huxley and Garrett Huxley

Australian Love Stories walkthrough

10 minutes

Will Huxley and Garrett Huxley explore love and art.

Virginia Haussegger and Mark Kenny

Australian Love Stories walkthrough

10 minutes

Virginia Haussegger and Mark Kenny debate love and art.

William Yang

In conversation

57 minutes

Join us from wherever you are to celebrate and reminisce with artist William Yang as he reflects on his joyous photographs of Australia's LGBTIQ+ community.

Chiselled features

Virtual sculpture workshop

120 minutes

Join artist Ellis Hutch from wherever you are for a hands-on workshop with a nod to the ancient art of relief carving.

Rock Chick: Lindy Morrison

In Conversation

45 minutes

Lindy Morrison has played in her share of bands over the years. From jazz to pop to punk, she’s been an ever-present force in Australian music.

NPG Wellington, Edinburgh and Canberra

15 minutes of frame

49 minutes

Delve into the lives, loves and labour of the world’s most prominent portrait galleries in this international conversation series.

Drawing workshop

Focus on the face with Nicholas Harding

126 minutes

Join us from wherever you are for an intimate, online drawing workshop with British-Australian artist Nicholas Harding.

Virtual collection tour

Disability in the frame: Part two

57 minutes

Join us as we look at works from the collection and contemplate inclusivity with a focus on the artists.

NPG London, Scotland and Australia

15 Minutes of Frame

48 minutes

Delve into the lives, loves and labour of the world’s most prominent portrait galleries in this international conversation series.

Virtual collection tour

Disability in the frame: Part one

54 minutes

Join us as we reflect on how people with disability have been represented in portraiture, how this has changed over time and what comes next.

Cherry Hood

Watercolour workshop highlights

6 minutes

Cherry Hood shares her tips to help you hone your watercolour skills.

Karen Quinlan and Kim Sajet

15 Minutes of Frame

33 minutes

Karen Quinlan AM, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, in conversation with Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Liam Nunan and Guy Simon

In Conversation

40 minutes

Darling Portrait Prize finalist Liam Nunan and actor Guy Simon discuss their portrait, their friendship and the intensity of the acting life.

Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes
Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes
Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes
Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House In Conversation video: 43 minutes

Brenda L Croft and Dr Matilda House

In Conversation

43 minutes

Brenda L Croft (Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra peoples) talks with Ngambri/Ngunnawal/Wiradjuri elder, Dr Matilda House, about her photographic portrait.

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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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