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


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 1 March 2018, Deane Gallery

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

Upcoming Events
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