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


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 11 March 2017 until 11 March 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery