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  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Adam Portrait Award 2020
  • Julia Holden: Performance Painting
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  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Sydney L Thompson

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The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata presents the stories of New Zealanders through the art of portraiture.   Find Out More

Current Events
  • Adam Portrait Award 2020
    From 27 May 2019 until 6 December 2019,

    It's time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Entries for the Adam Portraiture Award 2020 are now open. 

  • From 1 August 2019 until 1 November 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Jaqueline Fahey’s Suburbanites presents people from Fahey’s life within familial, domestic and neighbourhood entanglements.... Read more

  • From 21 August 2019 until 30 October 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Calling all crafters! Join us at the Gallery for an informal get-together of like-minded knitters and crocheters (anything... Read more

  • From 20 September 2019 until 15 December 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Poutokomanawa features portraits and stories of the transgender women of Carmen’s generation including... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 1 November 2019 until 1 November 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
From 21 November 2019 until 16 February 2020, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata