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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.

Story time

Can bears ski?

Wednesday 7 July 2021
10:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00 – 2:30pm AEST
Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus

Bookings essential

$7 per child

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

Brrrrr, it is getting cold outside! Get cosy and join us in the Gallery to listen to the story about a little hard of hearing bear and his Dad, Can bears ski? by Raymond Antrobus and then create your own visual response.

All materials provided, for children of all abilities and ages as long as their grown-up is with them.

Made possible with funds donated by Tim Fairfax AC

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Access information

This program is wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreted.

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

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Family space

In my heart

10:00am, Sat 26 Jun – Sun 11 Jul

Love big and small. Free activities inspired by the exhibition Australian Love Stories for families to enjoy together.

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan
Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (detail), 2006 (printed 2020) © Peter Brew-Bevan

Australian Love stories

Family, friends, fanatics and foes (and everything in between!)

Current exhibition

from Saturday 20 March

Reconnect and reflect with our new major exhibition, Australian Love Stories (in real life!) as we explore love, affection and connection in all its guises.

Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019

Collection display galleries

Current exhibition

Open every day

The collection display includes a wide selection of portraits that tell extraordinary stories of encounter, exploration, independence, individuality and achievement in Australia.

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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