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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.

Family Space

Memory (play) space

Daily from Friday 24 December 2021 until Thursday 20 January 2022
10:00am – 5:00pm AEDT
Lockdown bubble, 2021 Nick Stubbings
Lockdown bubble, 2021 Nick Stubbings. Courtesy of the artist. © The artist

This school holidays, remember to drop into the free Memory (play) space to explore the sights, smells and sounds that bring back your special memories! Through creative activity, children, their friends and families are welcome to share the stories that shaped them.

Made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC

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This program is wheelchair accessible. Please be advised that some activity stations have scents and sounds. You are welcome to bring any headphones, ear plugs, and soft/plush self-regulating devices into the space for personal use.

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Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
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Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley
Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Current exhibition

from Saturday 31 July 2021

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave
Nick Cave

The Amazing Face

A 14-day dive into portraiture

Always available

An educational and fun 14-day adults’ introduction to portraiture.

Entry tickets

10:00am, Daily

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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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