• Various Artists

Portraiture traps a moment of expression and holds in it place for our contemplation. A good portrait communicates instantly the essence of a person. We have gathered some examples from the Te Manawa collection: from works that show mastery of traditional formal portraiture through to more experimental contemporary works where the artists test the boundaries of how to depict individual identity.

Opening Hours

  • Open daily, 10am - 5pm


  • 326 Main Street
  • Palmerston North