• Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Logan Moffat
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Strangely Familiar: Portraits by Wayne Youle
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2018


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

Current Events
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2018
    From 8 May 2017 until 8 December 2017,

    Time to start finding subjects and painting faces.  Entries for the 2018 Adam Portraiture Award are now open. The New Zealand... Read more

  • From 8 May 2017 until 29 June 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    A selection of artworks acquired by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery are on display in the Deane Gallery. From Shannon Novak's... Read more

  • Image of New Zealand Portrait Gallery exterior, Shed 11
    From 24 June 2017 until 23 July 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    Each year we open up the gallery for local community groups to display their work while we prepare for our Spring exhibition... Read more

  • Artists at Saturday Sittings
    From 24 June 2017 until 24 June 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    Come on down to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of portraiture on the last Saturday of each month.

    ... Read more

Upcoming Events

There are currently no future events.

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