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


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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From 3 September 2016 until 3 September 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery