• Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Julia Holden: Performance Painting
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • World Wide Knit in Public Day
  • Logan Moffat
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown


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
Upcoming Events
From 26 May 2018 until 26 May 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 27 May 2018 until 27 May 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 9 June 2018 until 9 June 2018, NZ Portrait Gallery
From 3 July 2018 until 19 August 2018, The Pah Homestead (Auckland)