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


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 28 January 2017 until 28 January 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery