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
The Adam Portraiture Award, New Zealand's premier portrait competition will be touring the below galleries over the course of... Read more
In 2014 Melvin Day generously donated nine self-portraits to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Spanning fifty years of his... Read more
Shannon Novak uses the language of geometric abstraction and colour to create portraits of people who have inspired and... Read more
An exploration of the role portraits play in family history through 17th and 18th century paintings from the Rokeby collection... Read more
Come down and have a play with colour, shape and line. What colours would you be in a portrait? What shapes? What do different... Read more
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Follow the link to see Capriccio II, Shannon Novak's latest augmented reality artwork situated 'digitally' on the Wellington Waterfront outside Shed 11.
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