• Judy and Bill Williams
  • Two Legends
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • 2014 Winner Tim by Henry Christian-Slane
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • Rock Solid
  • Rt Hon Jenny Shipley, DNZM


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
  • Sir Peter Blake by James Paton
    From 13 September 2013 until 31 December 2015, Shed 11

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

  • From 30 August 2014 until 21 September 2014,

    The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Wellington in 2014, showcasing an award-winning collection of the most powerful,... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 25 September 2014 until 5 October 2014, Shed 11