• Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Logan Moffat
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • 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
Upcoming Events
From 28 April 2018 until 28 April 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 5 May 2018 until 5 May 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 12 May 2018 until 12 May 2018, Main Gallery
From 27 May 2018 until 27 May 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery