• Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Logan Moffat
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Julia Holden: Performance Painting
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • 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
Upcoming Events
From 24 November 2018 until 24 November 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf
From 8 December 2018 until 8 December 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
From 21 December 2018 until 17 February 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata