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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.

Live online

Wednesday 22 November 2023 – Saturday 22 November 2025

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.

Vincent Namatjira OAM Studio self-portrait 2018
Vincent Namatjira OAM Studio self-portrait 2018
Vincent Namatjira OAM Studio self-portrait 2018
Vincent Namatjira OAM Studio self-portrait 2018

Archie 100: Online Workshop

Classroom Learner Year 3–6

2:00pm, Thu 23 Nov
Live online

Bring us and Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize to your classroom with this virtual excursion.

Bookings required
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman
Judith Wright with Barbara Blackman

Virtual Highlight Tour

Friendship

12:30pm, Tue 28 Nov
Live online

Grab your BFF and hang out with us as we take a look at artworks exploring friendship.

Bookings required
Collection display in Gallery One, August 2022
Collection display in Gallery One, August 2022
Collection display in Gallery One, August 2022
Collection display in Gallery One, August 2022

Virtual Highlight Tour

Surprise me!

12:30pm, Tue 5 Dec
Live online

Join three of our Access and Learning team for a lively portrait discussion where they’ve chosen an artwork to surprise each other.

Bookings required
Self portrait with gladioli
Self portrait with gladioli
Self portrait with gladioli
Self portrait with gladioli

Virtual Highlight Tour

Oh George

12:30pm, Tue 6 Feb
Live online

Join our Senior Curator Joanna Gilmour as she explores the life of celebrated portraitist George Lambert. You’ll be glad(ioli) you did.

Bookings required
Wesley Enoch and David McAllister
Wesley Enoch and David McAllister
Wesley Enoch and David McAllister
Wesley Enoch and David McAllister

Virtual Highlight Tour

All the Lovers

12:30pm, Tue 13 Feb
Live online

Join us to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit! Maybe you’ll find a new love while exploring the portraits of some of Australia’s favourite power couples.

Bookings required
Susan Lord
Susan Lord
Susan Lord
Susan Lord

Virtual Highlight Tour

Styling Australia

12:30pm, Tue 20 Feb
Live online

From notions of propriety to celebrating our flora and fauna, join us as we look at what it means to get all frocked up in Australia.

Bookings required
Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History
Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History
Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History
Michelle de Kretser, Geography & History

Virtual Highlight Tour

Portraits of Penpushers

12:30pm, Tue 27 Feb
Live online

What do artists reveal or conceal about wonderful wordsmiths? This week we’re looking at the talented writers in our collection.

Bookings required

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Sunday 23 November 2025 – Wednesday 24 November 2027
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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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