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Finalists announced for 2020 Adam Portraiture Award

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 12:44 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Portraits featuring real hair, cats and LGBTQ pride are just some of the interesting works shortlisted in the prestigious 2020 Adam Portraiture Award. More >>

Curatorial Internship recipient to challenge traditions

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 7:30 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Georgie Keyse from Invercargill, has been named as the recipient of the 2019 Liz Stringer Curatorial Internship at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. More >>

Adam Portraiture Award 2020: Call for Entries

Friday, 17 May 2019, 10:00 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Entries for New Zealand’s most prestigious portraiture competition, The Adam Portraiture Award are now invited. Artists are encouraged to get out their brushes, find their subjects and start painting! More >>

Last chance for artists to win $20,000 portrait award

Monday, 16 November 2015, 10:30 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Artists have just over three weeks left to enter next year’s $20,000 Adam Award, the country’s most prestigious portrait prize, run by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. More >>

Wellington artist commissioned to paint Celia Lashlie

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:19 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Wellington artist Heather Main has been commissioned to paint a picture of social justice campaigner Celia Lashlie, runaway winner of a public poll to find the most deserving person to fill a space in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s national ... More >>

Sash Huber exhibits at NZ Portrait Gallery

Monday, 22 June 2015, 11:59 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Swiss-Haitian artist Sasha Huber, an artist who fires an air-powered industrial staple gun into wooden boards to create extraordinary images of people who have been assassinated, will give a talk at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Friday (June 26, 1pm). More >>

Gallery seeks portrait artist for poll winner

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 10:09 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery is looking for an artist to paint a picture of the late Celia Lashlie who won a poll in which members of the public were asked “Who’s missing? from the national collection held on the Wellington waterfront. More >>

Celia Lashlie Wins Portrait Gallery Vote

Monday, 8 June 2015, 9:41 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Celia Lashlie, social justice campaigner who achieved worldwide fame for telling mothers how to handle their teenage sons, is the people’s choice to fill the Who’s Missing? gap on the walls of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. More >>

Just over a week left to view controversial exhibition

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Tranquillity Disturb’d: A contemporary look at historical New Zealand which has been making waves at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. More >>

More Women to be Featured at NZ Portrait Gallery

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 11:25 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

People want to see the faces of more women featured in the national collection held by the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. That has become clear from a Who’s Missing? popular vote to name New Zealanders whose pictures should be included on the walls ... More >>

Captain Cook as Never Seen Before at Portrait Gallery

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 10:01 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

A painting of Captain Cook as you have never seen him – with his underpants down and relieving himself in the bushes – will be featured in an exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery next month. “This is about as far from an official ... More >>

Young director to head Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Gaelen Macdonald, 35, has been named as Director of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, on the Wellington waterfront, from December 1. More >>

Summer exhibition on the Wellington waterfront

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

A collection of some of the finest modern portraits by New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, including Rita Angus, Frances Hodgkins and Toss Woollaston, goes on display at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, on the Wellington waterfront, on Thursday (Nov ... More >>

What we Unveil in the Shadows

Monday, 6 October 2014, 2:00 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Three paintings of vampires featured in the hit horror-comedy movie What We Do in the Shadows will be unveiled with a ghoulish party at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Thursday October 16. They are the most unusual additions the gallery has made ... More >>

Egg cups, ashtray and paintings in WW1 exhibition

Friday, 6 June 2014, 9:41 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Porcelain egg cups, made in Germany, featuring portraits of King George V and Queen Mary. More >>

First major commemoration of WW1 centenary

Monday, 26 May 2014, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Historian Jane Tolerton holds a photo of sex hygiene pioneer Ettie Rout and her NZ Volunteer Sisterhood More >>

New Royal Portrait Unveiled

Friday, 11 April 2014, 9:58 am | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, this evening unveiled a new portrait of his Grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, commissioned specially for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. The unveiling took place at Government House, ... More >>

Royal Portrait an Exclusive for NZ Portrait Gallery

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

In her Diamond Jubilee Year Her Majesty the Queen granted an exclusive portrait sitting to New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell, to fulfil a commission for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. More >>

Young Auckland artist Wins NZ Award

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

A 23 year old unknown artist from Auckland has beaten a number of older and more experienced painters to win NZ’s premier portrait award- the 2014 NZ Portrait Gallery/Adam Portraiture Award and Exhibition. More >>

Piera McArthur: The Endless Possibilities of Portraiture

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Portrait Gallery

“ The Endless Possibilities of Portraiture ” opening at the NZ Portrait Gallery on November 14, exhibits the lifetime’s work of Piera McArthur, one of New Zealand’s most energetic and luminous artists. More >>

 

 

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