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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.

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Sunday 28 February 2021 – Tuesday 28 February 2023

CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird

Postponed: Poetry slam

Late night love stories

5:00pm, Fri 26 Mar

We’re sorry to breaks hearts, but forces outside of our control mean we’ve had to postpone the Poetry slam: all the languages of love event.

Bookings closed

Evensong

4:00pm, Sat 27 Mar until Sun 28 Mar

Be uplifted by the glorious sounds of the Clarion vocal ensemble, directed by Tobias Cole.

Ticketed entry
Spooky Men’s Chorale
Spooky Men’s Chorale
Spooky Men’s Chorale
Spooky Men’s Chorale

Late night love stories

Words of affirmation: Spooky Men’s Chorale

5:00pm, Fri 30 Apr

Spooky Men’s Chorale singing words of affirmation.

Bookings required
Australian Dance Party, photo: Lorna Sim
Australian Dance Party, photo: Lorna Sim
Australian Dance Party, photo: Lorna Sim
Australian Dance Party, photo: Lorna Sim

Love dance

10:30am, Sun 2 May

Romance through dance! Ausdance ACT will be in the Gallery during Australian Dance Week to enhance your Australian Love Stories exhibition experience with pop-up performances that fill our spaces (and hearts) in surprising and delightful ways.

Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan

Late night love stories

Love in the fast lane: Chris Ryan

5:00pm, Fri 21 May

Join comedian Chris Ryan as she hosts a night of ‘speed dating’ with a twist!

Bookings required
CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird
CJ Bowerbird

Afternoon poetry

1:00pm, Sun 23 May

Join Australian Poetry Slam Champion CJ Bowerbird and some of Canberra’s best spoken-word artists, Eleanor Malbon and Audrey McCormick for an afternoon of poetry, participation and love.

Kitiya Palaskas
Kitiya Palaskas
Kitiya Palaskas
Kitiya Palaskas

Late night love stories

Happily ever crafter: Kitiya Palaskas

5:00pm, Fri 25 Jun

Embrace your creativity and make a thing of joy for them with craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas.

Bookings required
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Read Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Read Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Read Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine
WeiZen Ho Performance: A Kind of Divination - Red Threads, Read Chair, 2019 Photographer: Vsevelod Vlaskine

Late night love stories

Weizen Ho

5:00pm, Fri 23 Jul

Performance artist Weizen Ho interprets the love language of physical touch.

Bookings required

More events

Wednesday 1 March 2023 – Friday 28 February 2025

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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.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency