• Sisters, André Brönnimann
  • Janet Frame
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • Celia Lashlie by Heather Main
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Logan Moffat
  • Ian McGibbin
  • The Rokeby Portraits: Family Portraits from the 17th and 18th Centuries
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2016
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Dr Lawrence Hogben by Susan Wilson


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 particularly our own.  Find Out More

Current Events
  • From 31 May 2016 until 17 July 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    This exhibition showcases self –portraits from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection.  A self-portrait is... Read more

  • From 22 June 2016 until 31 July 2017,

    The Adam Portraiture Award, New Zealand's premier portrait competition will be touring the below galleries over the course of... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 28 June 2016 until 15 July 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 18 July 2016 until 1 August 2016,
From 11 August 2016 until 16 October 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery