Come see our disquieting summer show
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Andrew Sayers, Gordon Darling, Sideshow Alley and much more. Out now.
Curator Joanna Gilmour puts a Valentine’s Day twist on the exhibition Sideshow Alley: infamy, the macabre & the portrait.
Interactive tour for people living with dementia and their carer.
Meet for conversation around the portrait of Simon Mordant by Chloe Vallance.
The National Portrait Gallery is open until 8pm on Fridays throughout summer. Enjoy victorian gothic fun inspired by our exhibition Sideshow Alley.
For the Term of his Natural Life is a tale of wrongful conviction and transportation to colonial Australia.
Poet Subhash Jaireth and cellist David Pereira respond to the self-portraits of Bert Flugelman and Stella Bowen.
The National Portrait Gallery is open until 8pm on Fridays throughout summer. Enjoy spooky men and magic lantern horror show inspired by Sideshow Alley.
Sandra Minchin-Delohery, visual artist and cancer survivor, talks about her new body of work.
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See whose portraits will be in the 2016 show.
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Browse 34 portraits of notable Australian women
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