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Before hand: the private life of a portrait

A new exhibition revealing the backstories behind iconic works from the National Portrait Gallery collection and the creative and social process of making a portrait. Features interviews with artists and sitters as well as rarely seen working drawings, scrapbooks, sketches and footage taken in artists’ studios and out on location.

Dates and times:

From 10 October 2020 to 21 March 2021

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