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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.

Your backstage pass to 70s and 80s sounds and scenes

Celebrate the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock and its enduring impact on our nation’s identity.

The private life of a portrait

Revealing the backstories behind our collection, featuring interviews, working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and artists’ studio footage.

An amorous online adventure

Lust and longing, drama and devotion, seduction and scandal! Delve into an enticing array of tales of the heart.

Plan your visit

We’re thrilled to welcome you back to the Gallery! Book in for one of our hourly sessions (the permanent collection is not yet open). Find out how to get to the NPG, where to park, accessibility options and more.

Café and shop

The café is open 9:00am - 3:30pm and The Curatoreum 10:00am until 5:00pm.

The Portraits

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, 2009 Guy Maestri
Dr John Yu, 2004 Ah Xian
Betty Churcher, 2008 Adam Knott

The collection

Our growing collection consists of representations of individuals who have influenced or contributed to the shaping of Australia as a nation and a society.

What's on

Check out the current and upcoming exhibitions and events at the Gallery.

#portraiturecomeshome

Mini-movies, massive stories, portrait courses and digital resources—from ours to yours, take portraiture indoors!

Follow what we're up to here on our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Learn

Education

Bookings and programs for educators, education tour companies and school groups. More information

Online and distance groups

Can't make it to Canberra? Let the National Portrait Gallery come to you! More information

Headhunt!

A brand new interactive Gallery experience for children with each other and our portraits. More information

Published quarterly, Portrait is the preeminent journal of Australian and international portraiture. Articles from previous issues are available online to read in full.

The print version of Portrait is available from The Curatoreum, or to receive it free, join our Circle of Friends.

Support

Support your Portrait Gallery

We depend on your support to keep creating our programs, exhibitions, publications and building the portrait collection.

Donations

We are indebted to the generous individuals, foundations and corporations who have helped thus far. See how you can help.

Circle of friends

Enjoy the benefits of belonging to this vibrant and creative institution. Join us today!

The Gallery

Venue hire

The National Portrait Gallery is the perfect place to host your event. See the venue specifications and make an enquiry.

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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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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.