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


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

  • Image of New Zealand Portrait Gallery exterior, Shed 11
    From 24 October 2017 until 5 November 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    Each year we open up the gallery for local community groups to display their work while we prepare for our Summer exhibition... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 28 October 2017 until 28 October 2017, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf