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


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

Current Events
  • Sir Ernest Rutherford by Dick Frizzell
    From 13 September 2013 until 31 December 2015, Shed 11

    This selection of portraits from our permanent collection changes regularly to showcase some of the work we hold at the New... Read more

Upcoming Events

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Please check the Current Exhibitions for what's on display now.