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


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
Upcoming Events
From 24 October 2017 until 5 November 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 28 October 2017 until 28 October 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf