Canberra Writers Festival
Power, Politics, Passion
The Portrait Gallery is one of the host venues for this festival, which attracts book lovers, readers and writers from around the nation. Program features include panel and conversation sessions, workshops, lunches, and intimate dining events. There is a mixture of free and ticketed events suitable for young and old alike.
Visit canberrawritersfestival.com.au for more information.
Attendees at the Canberra Writers Festival receive 10% off any purchases at our cafe (thanks to our friends at Broadbean Catering!) and two-for-one ticket offer to our exhibition Dempsey's People. Our Circle of Friends members also receive 10% off any Writer's Festival session!
A folio of British street portraits 1824–1844
until Sunday 22 October 2017
Dempsey’s people: a folio of British street portraits 1824–1844 is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century.
Collection display galleries
The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia. Visitors to the Gallery can follow the development of portraiture from oil painting to digital media.Entry is free.