Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck!

The National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia proudly present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Starstruck explores the striking portraits emerging from 100 years of Australian movies. It features famous Australian actors and iconic films, as well as highlighting the lesser-known early years of our film industry. Many items are available for the public to see for the very first time.

Audiences will be treated to rare film posters, 1930s scrapbooks of aspiring actors, and original costumes from iconic movies such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, Moulin Rouge!, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.


Events and Programs

Get behind the scenes with tours, industry insights, films and art making. See the full program of events at our Starstruck Program page.

Starstruck Program
Image credits:

Portia De Rossi, Elle Macpherson and Kate Fischer as Giddy, Sheela and Pru by Robert McFarlane, Sirens, 1993, Courtesy Sue Milliken and Samson Productions Pty Ltd

Liam Hemsworth as Teddy McSwiney by Ben King, The Dressmaker, 2015, Courtesy Film Art Media

Linda Kozlowski as Sue Charlton and Paul Hogan as Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee by Jim Sheldon, Crocodile Dundee, 1985, Courtesy Rimfire Films, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits was made possible through the collaboration of the National Portrait Gallery and National Film and Sound Archive, and is supported by exhibition partner Showcast.

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

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