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


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 1 March 2018 until 27 May 2018,

    New Zealand’s premier portrait prize is back.

    This biennial award is for painted portraits, of New Zealanders, by New... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 24 March 2018 until 24 March 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 28 April 2018 until 28 April 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 5 May 2018 until 5 May 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery