Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 

Bryan Brown  2008 by Adam Knott

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Megan Gale  2002 by Ellen Dahl

Collection: National Portrait Gallery

 


The Look

07 March to 03 May 2020
Adult $11
Concession $9
Child $6
Members $8
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $28
Group (over 10) $9

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.