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


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 26 January 2019 until 26 January 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Queens Wharf
From 2 February 2019 until 2 February 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
From 21 February 2019 until 26 May 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata