• Ian McGibbin
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • 2014 Winner Tim by Henry Christian-Slane
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Janet Frame
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • 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.

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Current Events
  • From 13 September 2013 until 31 December 2015, Shed 11

    A selection of portraits from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery permanent collection 

  • From 13 November 2014 until 1 March 2015, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    Who Am I focuses on identity through the art of portraiture.

    With an inquisitive and insightful approach this... Read more

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