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

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.  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 15 June 2019 until 15 September 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Peter James Quinn has been capturing images of New Zealanders at work over the length of the country for the... Read more

  • From 28 June 2019 until 20 July 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata

    Margaret Tolland is an artist and illustrator who is Samuel Marsden’s Artist In... Read more

Upcoming Events
From 27 July 2019 until 27 July 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery
From 1 August 2019 until 1 November 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
From 3 August 2019 until 3 August 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata
From 7 August 2019 until 7 August 2019, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pukenga Whakaata