• Logan Moffat
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose


The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata presents the stories of New Zealanders through the art of portraiture.   Find Out More 

Covid-19 Level 2 Update: We are OPEN. We have some new hygiene and physical distancing measures in place. You will also need to register your visit on arrival for contact tracing. If you have any concerns or questions about visiting the Gallery, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Thank you for your support during this time, we look forward to seeing you here!

Current Events
  • From 27 February 2020 until 9 August 2020, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront

    The New Zealand Portrait Gallery has reopened at COVID-19 Alert Level 2, and the exhibition has been extended to...

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  • From 19 March 2020 until 12 September 2020, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Mostly known and admired for his renditions of the Canterbury landscape, Bill Sutton also attained an...

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  • From 24 March 2020 until 10 September 2020, online

    Presenting a series of guided talks by guest curator Maria Brown on the exhibition Bill Sutton: A Good Idea

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  • From 8 April 2020 until 9 August 2020, Online only

    The Adam Portraiture Award 2020 opened on 27 February....

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  • From 1 May 2020 until 19 August 2020, online

    We’ve asked our Adam Finalists to share their studio spaces as they’ve adapted to and worked within isolation in Aotearoa New...

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Upcoming Events
From 27 June 2020 until 27 June 2020, New Zealand Portrait Gallery