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


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

  • Feeling Blue
    From 29 June 2017 until 24 August 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    The portraits in Feeling Blue feature blue in its expansive variety. Blue collars and blue scarves, blue skies and... 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

Upcoming Events
From 26 August 2017 until 26 August 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery