• The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Logan Moffat
  • Ludicrous Likenesses: The Fine Art of Caricature, 3 August - 23 October 2017
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2018
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection


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
  • From 7 November 2017 until 31 January 2018, Deane Gallery

    A multimedia exhibition showing portraits of creative women and their work.

  • Frances Hodgkins People
    From 16 November 2017 until 14 February 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    The significance of the human figure and face in the work of painter Frances Hodgkins’ (1869-1947) is under the spotlight in a... Read more

Upcoming Events

There are currently no future events.

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