• Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Time Waits for No One, 2005 - 06, Alan Pearson, private collection
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Celia Lashlie by Heather Main
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Saturday Sittings at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2016 judge, Mette Skougaard
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2016
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • A Life Lived Intensely: Alan Pearson Portraiture - Kids Activity Book!
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Dr Lawrence Hogben by Susan Wilson
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • Janet Frame


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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From 25 February 2016 until 25 February 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 25 February 2016 until 29 March 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 27 February 2016 until 27 February 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery