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  • Portrait of Li Cunxin, 2017–2018 (detail) by Jun Chen


20/20 showcases the dynamic suite of new portraits commissioned to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery’s 20th year. Leaders and individualists invited by the Gallery were matched with unique artists to create distinctive contemporary portraits.

Since the National Portrait Gallery’s foundation in 1998, over 50 portraits have entered the collection through the commissioning program. The 20 new portraits displayed in this exhibition continue the Gallery’s commitment to commissioning contemporary portraits.

Free daily 20/20 tours at 2:30 pm

Dates and times:

From 20 October 2018 to 10 February 2019

23 January:10:00 to 17:00
24 January:10:00 to 17:00
25 January:10:00 to 17:00
26 January:10:00 to 17:00
27 January:10:00 to 17:00
28 January:10:00 to 17:00
29 January:10:00 to 17:00

Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6102 7000


National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Parkes  ACT  2600


Free entry