Sydney Lough Thompson (1877–1973)
An interest in Petrus van der Velden's painting led Thompson to register as a student at Canterbury College School of Art in 1895 and to take lessons at... Read more
The New Zealand Portrait Gallery gives us perspectives on ourselves and our place in the world. It is home to a growing collection of portraits.
Our exhibitions include painting, sculpture, caricature, photography and new media. These portraits of members of our society spur us into thinking about what it means to be New Zealanders – perhaps even to wonder if there is a character that is peculiarly our own.
A selection of portraits from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery permanent collection
The 2014 Adam Portraiture Award promotes the best of Contemporary portrait painting from artists throughout New Zealand.... Read more
Quentin Dumortier, the Embassy of France and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery invite you to discover INSIDE OUT NZ.
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