Aman and woman sit in a kitchen looking at the viewer. She is ironing.

Love & Marriage: Images of romantic unions

Matthew Grace, Gregory O'Brien and Jenny Bornholdt (after Robin Morrison), 2015. Collection of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata.

A selection of paintings and photographs depicting love and marriage in Aotearoa New Zealand from the 1800s to present day.

28 March 2024 - 23 June 2024

10:00am - 04:00pm


Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road
Christchurch 8041

+64 3 341 1360

Love and Marriage: Images of Romantic Unions is a touring exhibition from The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. It draws together works from photographic archives and art collections and asks us to consider the differences that exist between cultral norms and lived experiences, testing our assumptions about what defines love in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The exhibition is curated by Karis Evans and is a collaboration between the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.


Session times

Open 10am – 4pm Wed - Sun

28 March - 23 June 2024


Free Entry to exhibition (at the rear of the house)

We recommend booking online or calling ahead to ensure you don't arrive during a group visit or event.