• Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • Janet Frame
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • 2014 Winner Tim by Henry Christian-Slane
  • Peter Briscoe, 2015, oil on linen by Gavin Hurley


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.  Find Out More

Current Events
  • Sir Ernest Rutherford by Dick Frizzell
    From 13 September 2013 until 31 December 2015, Shed 11

    This selection of portraits from our permanent collection changes regularly to showcase some of the work we hold at the New... Read more

  • New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11
    From 1 September 2015 until 20 November 2015, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    The Rental Season sees the New Zealand Portrait Gallery opening its doors to a variety of outside hires, sculpture, ceramics,... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 20 November 2015 until 21 November 2015, Gibbs Farm and the Pah Homestead