• Sisters, André Brönnimann
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Logan Moffat
  • Dr Lawrence Hogben by Susan Wilson
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Auguste Herbin, 2016, Shannon Novak, Vinyl matte finish print
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Adam Portraiture Award 2016
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Janet Frame
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Melvin Day: In Private
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Celia Lashlie by Heather Main
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • The Rokeby Portraits: Family Portraits from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • Ian McGibbin
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • 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

Current Events
Upcoming Events

There are currently no future events.

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