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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.

Virtual programs

Sunday 28 February 2021 – Monday 28 February 2022

Explore the collection from the comfort of you loungeroom. Join us for free, interactive, virtual collection tours. Examine portraits in depth with Gallery Educators delivered via Zoom, and chat, comment and ask questions just like the IRL experience. Videos of selected previous events are available too.

Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Geo Face Distributor prototype version 1, 2009 James Angus
Tue 2 March

Virtual highlights tour

The human experiment

12:30pm

Seeing faces in random information, physical distancing and the human heart – take an intriguing three dimensional trip through the gallery.

Free. Bookings required
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Virtual highlights tour

The human experiment

Tue 2 Mar
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Aldo Giurgola, 2005 Mandy Martin
Tue 9 March

Virtual highlights tour

Road to Canberra

12:30pm

Discover some of the artists, architects, and activists who have travelled far and wide and yet call Canberra home.

Free. Bookings required
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Virtual highlights tour

Road to Canberra

Tue 9 Mar
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Robert, Lindy, Grant, 1981 Jenny Watson
Fri 12 March

In Conversation virtual event

Rock Chick: Lindy Morrison

12:30pm

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.

Free. Bookings required
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In Conversation virtual event

Rock Chick: Lindy Morrison

Fri 12 Mar
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Adut Akech with baby sister Akoul, 2018 (printed 2020) Charles Dennington
Tue 16 March

Virtual highlights tour

Style and substance: fashionistas in the Gallery

12:30pm

Join us on the red carpet to meet some of Australia’s fashion stars, known not just for striking poses, but also for their striking stories. 

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Style and substance: fashionistas in the Gallery

Tue 16 Mar
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Kay Cottee, 1993 Pamela Thalben-Ball
Tue 23 March

Virtual highlights tour

Wild earth

12:30pm

Join us as we navigate through portraits of those who’ve explored, adventured and endured the challenges of traversing on and off our planet.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Virtual highlights tour

Wild earth

Tue 23 Mar
12:30pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
The story of Rosy Dock by Jeannie Baker
Wed 14 April

Story time online

The story of Rosy Dock

3:00pm

Follow the wind and desert sands into the wilderness. Can’t come to us? Join us online for a reading of Jeannie Baker’s The story of Rosy Dock and then create your own visual response with items at home.

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Story time online

The story of Rosy Dock

Wed 14 Apr
3:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sir George Grey, c. 1845 Theresa Walker
Sat 1 May

Chiselled features

Virtual sculpture workshop

2:00pm

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

Free. Bookings required
FREE
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Chiselled features

Virtual sculpture workshop

Sat 1 May
2:00pm AEDT
Bookings required
FREE
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More events

Tuesday 1 March 2022 – Wednesday 1 March 2023

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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.