• Hans by Freeman White
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Janet Frame
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • 2014 Winner Tim by Henry Christian-Slane
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • The Reverend Alexander Dasent, Vicar of St Mary’s
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Sydney L Thompson


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 peculiarly our own.

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Current Events
  • Sir Ernest Rutherford by Dick Frizzell
    From 13 September 2013 until 31 December 2015, Shed 11

    Faces Of Command and Commanding Faces

    In this selection from the NZPG permanent collection , all are portraits of... Read more

  • From 13 November 2014 until 1 March 2015, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    Who Am I focuses on identity through the art of portraiture.

    With an inquisitive and insightful approach this... Read more

Upcoming Events

There are currently no future events.

Please check the Current Exhibitions for what's on display now.