• Auguste Herbin, 2016, Shannon Novak, Vinyl matte finish print
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Celia Lashlie by Heather Main
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Robin Duff Larger than Life by Richard McWhannell
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Maori Chief, by Lisa Reihana
  • Logan Moffat
  • Melvin Day: In Private
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Leo Bensemann & Friends: Portraiture and The Group
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Janet Frame
  • Dr Lawrence Hogben by Susan Wilson
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • The Rokeby Portraits: Family Portraits from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Sisters, André Brönnimann
  • 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 22 June 2016 until 31 July 2017,

    The Adam Portraiture Award, New Zealand's premier portrait competition will be touring the below galleries over the course of... Read more

  • Melvin Day: In Private
    From 2 August 2016 until 30 October 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    In 2014 Melvin Day generously donated nine self-portraits to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Spanning fifty years of his... Read more

  • From 22 October 2016 until 13 November 2016, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    The Rental Season sees the New Zealand Portrait Gallery opening its doors to a variety of community groups to exhibit and show... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 4 November 2016 until 14 February 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 24 November 2016 until 28 March 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery