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  • Rita Cook (Angus) by Leo Bensemann
  • The Whale Watcher, Harriet Bright, Adam Portraiture Award 2016 Finalist
  • Sydney L Thompson
  • Marriage Portrait RJ Kelly
  • Portrait of Betty Rhind
  • Adam Portrait Award 2020
  • Colin McCahon, Partridge Street by Gordon H.Brown
  • Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • Ralph Hotere
  • Lucy in her Green Dress
  • Ian McGibbin
  • Hans by Freeman White
  • Logan Moffat
  • Ian Mune by Daniel Rose
  • Julia Holden: Performance Painting
  • Taika Waititi as Viago by Freeman White

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

Current Events
  • Adam Portrait Award 2020
    From 27 May 2019 until 6 December 2019,

    It's time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Entries for the Adam Portraiture Award 2020 are now open. 

  • From 1 August 2019 until 1 November 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Jaqueline Fahey’s Suburbanites presents people from Fahey’s life within familial, domestic and neighbourhood entanglements.... Read more

  • From 21 August 2019 until 30 October 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Calling all crafters! Join us at the Gallery for an informal get-together of like-minded knitters and crocheters (anything... Read more

  • From 20 September 2019 until 15 December 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Poutokomanawa features portraits and stories of the transgender women of Carmen’s generation including... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 26 September 2019 until 26 September 2019, Shed 11, 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane, Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront
From 28 September 2019 until 28 September 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 2 October 2019 until 2 October 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
From 3 October 2019 until 3 October 2019, Shed 11, 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane, Wellington Waterfront