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

Welcome

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 21 December 2018 until 17 March 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Self-portraits allow great freedom for artists to express their current moods, thoughts, feeling, and style. The images are... Read more

  • From 21 February 2019 until 25 May 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    PHOTO-BOOTH COMPETITION

    Be inspired by the works of Edith Amituanai and George Crummer and create you own pictures!... Read more

  • From 21 February 2019 until 24 February 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Contemporary Pacific Dance Performances >|<

    Three short performaces of ">|<" a contemporary dance... Read more

  • From 21 February 2019 until 26 May 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    With 100 years separating them, photographers Edith Amituanai (b. 1980 Auckland) and George Robson Crummer (b. 1868 Auckland,... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 1 March 2019 until 1 March 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
From 2 March 2019 until 2 March 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf
From 15 March 2019 until 15 March 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata