Ralph Hotere (1931–2013)
While some Māori preserved and developed traditional Māori arts and crafts, Ralph Hotere is an outstanding example of those Māori artists who formed a post-war... Read more
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.
A selection of portraits from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery permanent collection
Who Am I focuses on identity through the art of portraiture.
With an inquisitive and insightful approach this... Read more
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