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


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 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

  • From 28 September 2018 until 16 December 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery

    Clothes reveal a lot of information about the people wearing them. 

    Since the decision has been made to incorporate... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 8 November 2018 until 10 February 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 24 November 2018 until 24 November 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf