• Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Dr Lawrence Hogben by Susan Wilson
  • Celia Lashlie by Heather Main
  • Logan Moffat
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • The Rokeby Portraits: Family Portraits from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Auguste Herbin, 2016, Shannon Novak, Vinyl matte finish print
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Sisters, André Brönnimann
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2016
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Melvin Day: In Private
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Janet Frame
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind


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

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