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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...more
... which was portraits of well-known New Zealanders. The focus (in my visit) seemed to be on Katherine Mansfield.
The gallery is free, small and easily seen in less than an hour. Its near the City Gallery and Central Library. I really liked the metal...More
Went out of our way to visit. Website looked great and reflected that it was open. Trudged across Wellington and went in. Staff just looked down, no hello, no anything. Eventually confronted by yellow crime scene tape. Woke the front desk person up to enquire...More
This was the second time I have visited the gallery in as many years and the place was still under construction and therefore couldn't offer much in the way of art. They did have a small collection of photography on display though - most of...More
Came across the gallery while walking around the wharf and harbour areas. Entry is free but the paintings were well spread out in the single storey building and to be honest we were not impressed with many of them. Spent about 20 minutes looking round.
Popped into this free gallery (donations appreciated) to see what it had to offer. We were impressed with the amazing artwork in this simply set up space. There is a small gift shop and clean washrooms. The location, in the dock area in and old...More
.....if you are interested in modern art.
The Gallery is predominately populated with entries for the Nation’s portrait prize. There are some interesting pieces amongst the entrants.
Entry is free. The space inside is barn like.
Part of a nice stroll along the waterfront.