• Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Janet Frame
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Peter Briscoe, 2015, oil on linen by Gavin Hurley
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Who's Missing?
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • 2014 Winner Tim by Henry Christian-Slane
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana


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 peculiarly our own.  Find Out More

Who's Missing? Pick the next face to grace the walls of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. VOTE HERE

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