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


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

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