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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.

Portrait play onsite

Daily from Monday 20 September until Friday 1 October 2021
10:30 – 11:30am AEST
Portrait Play activities in the gallery

Bookings essential

$7 per child

Check our latest conditions of entry related to COVID-19.

Explore portraits through drawing and creative activity in the galleries. For children from 4 to 8 to share with family and friends.

All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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

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Access information

This program is wheelchair accessible.

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

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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