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


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 6 April 2017 until 18 June 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery