Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006

Bryan Brown 2008
by Adam Knott
inkjet print
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased 2013

Megan Gale 2002
type C photograph
by Ellen Dahl
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of the artist 2006


The Look

07 March to 03 May 2020
Adult $11.00
Concession $9.00*
Child $6.00**
Members $8.00***
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $28.00
Group (over 10) $9.00

You don’t have to be beautiful to have it, or young, or famous or notorious. You don’t have to dress on-trend, or even neatly. 

The Italians have an expression, bella figura, to describe a way of being that’s striking. The French might call it je ne sais quoi. It’s a quality that makes you look twice, without really knowing why. In English, it might be called cool.

In Canberra’s National Portrait Gallery there’s The Look—a collection of photographic portraits of extraordinary Australians. The Look reflects a wonderful range of Australian achievement; and it oozes style too.

Whether you go for a steamy look, a sceptical look, a sardonic look, or an icy look, one look at this show, and you’ll have to look again.

Events

Kenneth Park—portraits of Scotland
Friday 3 April, from 11.00am to 12.00pm
Cost—Members $10.00  |  Non-members $12.00

Julie Cotter—portraits destroyed: power, ego and history’s vandals
Friday 1 May, from 11.00am to 12.00pm
Cost—Members $10.00  |  Non-members $12.00


Tickets
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Tickets
Pass-outs are available for same-day entry.
*Concession tickets are valid for Full-time students aged over 15 years of age (includes high school, TAFE, university and international students, upon presentation of a valid student card), Pension card holders, Healthcare cardholders and Veterans Affairs cardholders (DVA gold cards). Seniors discount (concession price) available on Tuesday’s only.
**Child tickets are valid for children 5–15 years. 
***Members tickets are valid for Geelong Gallery members, in addition to members of the following galleries: Art Gallery of Ballarat; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of South Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Benalla Art Gallery; East Gippsland Art Gallery; Gippsland Art Gallery; Hamilton Gallery; Horsham Regional Art Gallery; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory; Museum of Contemporary Art; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; National Portrait Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art; Shepparton Art Museum; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Wangaratta Art Gallery and Warrnambool Art Gallery.