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


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

  • Robert Muldoon. 1981. Trace Hodgson, 1958 ̶  . Ink and letratone on paper. ATL B-128-012. Alexander Turnbull Library Collection.
    From 2 August 2017 until 23 October 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    Caricature is portraiture of the everyday, documenting the highs and lows of our society. Ludicrous Likenesses: The Fine... Read more

  • From 8 September 2017 until 1 October 2017, Deane Gallery

    Eye contact is often fleeting – we look away from our most familiar friends, share only passing glances with strangers on the... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 30 September 2017 until 30 September 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf