• Hans by Freeman White
  • Peter Briscoe, 2015, oil on linen by Gavin Hurley
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Janet Frame
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • 2014 Winner Tim by Henry Christian-Slane
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s


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.  Find Out More

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