National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery information

Location
Canberra , Australia
Address
King Edward Tce
Parkes
Telephone
+61 2 6102 7000
More information
www.portrait.gov.au
Opening hours
10am-5pm
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This gallery tells the story of Australia through its faces – from wax cameos of Aboriginal tribespeople to colonial portraits of the nation's founding families and contemporary works such as Howard Arkley's Day-Glo portrait of musician Nick Cave.

The purpose-built building was designed by architect Richard Johnson of Sydney firm Johnson Pilton Walker and all of its spaces – from exhibition rooms to the lovely terrace cafe – work extremely well.