New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

3.8
#10 of 25 in Museums in Wellington
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  • .....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. Th...  more »
  • It is a building that houses the entrants in the national portrait prize. That's good as you get to look at them. It could be done in a big box for all that it matters. At least it's in a central spot...  more »
  • The range of subjects was imited but some of the portraits were excellent. Others were somewhat amateur in my opinion. This is a pretty quick visit for most people I would assume.  more »
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  • I used this as a meeting place for a friend. It was a great place to start that was free and gave a talking point for the awkward silences in between conversation. The art styles ranged significantly from the kinda of photography you'd see on Instagram to the kind of fine art that really showed off the skill. There was at least 1 painting im sure you'll find which you'll like. By having such a large range together it's give a pretty good talking point to who ever your with about what you appreciate in art and what you could care less about. New Zealand culture and telling the story of the average person was the main running theme and it felt like a stage for those who are usually not seen but very important to society. I'd highly recommend as a starting point or an ending long to your museum tour along Wellington.
  • It has lot of portraits, this place is only if you are portrait enthusiastic. 15 min is enough to cover it all. This is only if you stay for long in Wellington. Entrance is free.
  • Warm friendly atmosphere and helpful staff that make you feel welcome.
  • This place is a hidden gem for me during sunny waterfront walks. Always excellent exhibits curated, particularly liked Wayne Youle and the recent caricature exhibition.
  • Small but some great portraits. Some political and funny, some beautiful, some highly-skilled, some just plain weird. It's free, the staff are nice, pop your head in!
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