• Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Leo Bensemann & Friends: Portraiture and The Group
  • Logan Moffat
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Celia Lashlie by Heather Main
  • Sisters, André Brönnimann
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White


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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