• Janet Frame
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • 2014 Winner Tim by Henry Christian-Slane
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Time Waits for No One, 2005 - 06, Alan Pearson, private collection


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
  • Glenn Colquhoun at Dusky (2008) Nigel Brown, Oil on canvas
    From 23 November 2014 until 8 February 2016, Shed 11

    Poets and Musicians from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
    Inspired by Alan Pearson's love of... Read more

  • From 26 November 2015 until 8 February 2016,

    A Life Lived Intensely explores the relationship between Expressionist painter, Alan Pearson, his subjects and the... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 6 December 2015 until 6 December 2015, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 9 December 2015 until 9 December 2015, New Zealand Portrait Gallery