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


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 7 November 2017 until 31 January 2018, Deane Gallery

    A multimedia exhibition showing portraits of creative women and their work.

  • Frances Hodgkins People
    From 16 November 2017 until 14 February 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    The significance of the human figure and face in the work of painter Frances Hodgkins’ (1869-1947) is under the spotlight in a... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 27 January 2018 until 27 January 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf
From 1 March 2018 until 27 May 2018,
From 24 March 2018 until 24 March 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 28 April 2018 until 28 April 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery