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 are Felicity Milburn, lead Curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, and Karl Maughan, one of New Zealand’s most recognisable artists.

The finalists’ exhibition will be on display at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata from 23 May to 11 August. A selection of artworks will then tour to multiple venues around the country in late 2024 and early 2025.

Opening Hours

  • Daily, 10am-4.30pm


  • Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront
  • 60 Lady Elizabeth Lane
  • Wellington