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


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 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 22 September 2018 until 22 September 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 28 September 2018 until 16 December 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 29 September 2018 until 29 September 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 7 October 2018 until 7 October 2018, New Zealand Portrait Gallery