About the exhibition
The Adam Portraiture Award is New Zealand’s most prestigious and popular portraiture prize.
The biennial competition for painted portraits is held at The New Zealand Portrait Gallery and generously sponsored by the Adam Foundation. The Adam Portraiture Award provides New Zealand painters from all stages of their careers with the opportunity to showcase their talents on the national stage, while also playing an important role in recording the changing face of Aotearoa.
The inaugural competition was held in 2000 and since 2006 the winning artworks have been acquired into the New Zealand Portrait Gallery collection.
A selection of works from the exhibition are touring the country.
The Adam Portraiture Award is generously funded by the Adam Foundation
Image 2022 Winner: Jessica Gurnsey
Lady Day 2021
Acrylic on canvas
(self-portrait) - details
29 July - 17 September 2023