• Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Leo Bensemann & Friends: Portraiture and The Group
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Logan Moffat
  • Celia Lashlie by Heather Main
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Sisters, André Brönnimann
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Ralph Hotere
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Strangely Familiar: Portraits by Wayne Youle


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 20 February 2017 until 23 April 2017, The New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    A photograph captures a split second in time and records it for history. Whether colour or black and white, digital or film,... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 6 April 2017 until 18 June 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery