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


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

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