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

Current Events
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2018
    From 8 May 2017 until 8 December 2017,

    Time to start finding subjects and painting faces.  Entries for the 2018 Adam Portraiture Award are now open. The New Zealand... Read more

  • Frances Hodgkins People
    From 16 November 2017 until 14 February 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    The significance of the human figure and face in the work of painter Frances Hodgkins’ (1869-1947) is under the spotlight in a... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 22 November 2017 until 22 November 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery - Main Gallery
From 25 November 2017 until 25 November 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf
From 2 December 2017 until 2 December 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery - Deane Gallery