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Little faces

Daily from Wednesday 25 May until Friday 27 May 2022
10:30 – 11:15am AEST
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily
Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily, 1993 Jenny Sages. © Jenny Sages

Bookings essential

$12 per adult

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Do we have a treat for the smaller humans in your life!

Little Faces is for babies and toddlers (with their grown up) to play, sing and have fun discovering a portrait together.

This autumn, join a Learning Facilitator to look at the portrait of Emily Kame Kngwarreye with Lily by Jenny Sages to explore hands and friendship through movement, singing and crafty play.

For children from 6 months – 3 years.

The program is made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

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This program is wheelchair accessible.

Other ways to book: Phone 02 6102 7070 or email bookings@npg.gov.au

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Reconciliation week tours

11:15am, Fri 27 May – Fri 3 Jun

To celebrate Reconciliation week, our free highlights tours will reflect on Australia’s history of challenges and change, and the people who drove us forward.

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12:30pm, Tue 31 May

Join Associate Curator, Rebecca Ray and Curator, Collection & Research, Joanna Gilmour as they explore First Nations activists in our collection, celebrating their continual culture, identity, strength and resilience.

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William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
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Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

Current exhibition

from Saturday 12 March

From Shakespeare to Winehouse, Darwin to Dickens, the Beatles, Brontë sisters and Beckham, the National Portrait Gallery London holds the world’s most extensive collection of portraits.

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