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


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
  • From 7 November 2017 until 31 January 2018, Deane Gallery

    A multimedia exhibition showing portraits of creative women and their work.

  • 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

There are currently no future events.

Please check the Current Exhibitions for what's on display now.