The Adam Portraiture Award is a biennial competition for painted portraits of New Zealanders, by New Zealanders and presents a breadth of responses to identity, and representation.

This year, our judges (Artist Karl Maughan, and Linda Tyler, convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland) have selected 45 finalists for the exhibition from 351 entries, and from these an overall winner and runner-up will be chosen.

Join us as Linda and Karl discuss their prize-winning choices and the process of judging the Award.

This is a free event. We look forward to your attendance.


  • Thu 26 May


  • 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm


  • Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront
  • 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane