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


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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