Monday9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Tuesday9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Wednesday9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Thursday9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Friday9:30 am – 5:00 pm.
1155 Pukuatua Street
07 347 8169
A picture is worth a thousand words. And this couldn't be truer of the evocative and uplifting photography to be found at Portico Gallery. A one-stop-shop for picture framing, photo art and photo restoration.
Owners Susan and John wanted the space to feel as light and open as it is friendly and welcoming, and thanks to their talents in creating and acquiring beautiful art, this gallery is now home to a plethora of unique treasures. Proud New Zealand supporters, Portico has a collection of iconic landscape photography from around the country captured by local professional Rotorua photographers.
Look out for some of John’s fantastic photography on display on the big easel outside the front door, and find more on canvas throughout the shop. Needing something framed? Susan is an expert at ensuring your unique pieces are looking at their most spectacular before they hit the wall. The big reveal moment can be highly emotive to customers, with Susan and John reporting some are even near tears (happy ones!) when they see their special photo or art piece finally in a frame.
Pablo Picasso once said that “the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”, and a trip to the stunning Portico Gallery should feel like you’ve done exactly that.
Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Anna Briggs
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1155 Pukuatua Street
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