• Hans by Freeman White
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Self Portrait, 2000, Alan Pearson, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Julia Holden: Performance Painting
  • Logan Moffat
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • KM 130 Festival


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
  • Strangely Familiar: Portraits by Wayne Youle
    From 21 April 2018 until 24 August 2018, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History - cornerr Bruce and Dixon Street, Masterton

    Wayne Youle’s bold, compelling portraits of New Zealand art-world personalities include musicians, poets, writers and visual... Read more

  • The Adam Portraiture Award 2018
    From 3 July 2018 until 19 August 2018, The Pah Homestead (Auckland)

    New Zealand’s premier portrait prize is going on tour.

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

  • From 13 July 2018 until 23 September 2018, Deane Gallery

    This exhibition celebrates the life and art of expatriate New Zealand artist Douglas MacDiarmid. The exhibition... Read more

  • From 22 July 2018 until 22 October 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery and others

    Welcome to the KM130 Festival

    22 July - 22 October 2018

    Celebrating 130 years since the... Read more

  • From 2 August 2018 until 22 October 2018, Main Gallery

    The avant-garde creativity, innovation, lifestyle, physical appearance, and ambition of Katherine... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 18 August 2018 until 18 August 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 25 August 2018 until 25 August 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf
From 22 September 2018 until 22 September 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 29 September 2018 until 29 September 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery