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


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.

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