Join us on a tour of the National Portrait Gallery, taking in some of the highlights of the collection, led by our charismatic Director, Angus Trumble.
Continue the Trumble Tour in part 2.
This series of videos was produced with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.
My name is Angus Trumble, and I'm director of the National Portrait Gallery. Welcome to this tour. The idea of a National Portrait Gallery has been with us for many years, since before the first World War. It took 7, 8 decades to become a reality. Thanks to, above all, the efforts of our founding patrons, Gordon and Marilyn Darling. There are an infinite number of ways in which one can make this journey; follow any number of strands that connect the earliest works in the collection with the most recent.
Join me, for this tour of the National Portrait Gallery Collection.
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.