The Academy "Art Shop" is a wonderful place to buy original art and gift items by new and established artists.

We sell on artists' behalf - no retail markup- you directly support the artist.

All Welcome.

Open Daily 10am - 5 pm.


Environment : Celebration + Conservation

18 June - 24 July 2016

A stunning photographic celebration of our natural environment, to help mark 100 years of US National Parks, with breath taking images that illustrate the sheer diversity and grandeur of the American wilderness. The exhibition also showcases our own local natural environment in all its beauty, and features works by some of our best nature photographers, including Mark Gee, a Wellingtonian and past winner of the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of The Year - Peoples Choice.

Some images for sale.

This is one show not to be missed! 

Runs from 18 June to 24 July.

Open daily 10am to 5pm.


Parkin Drawing Prize 2016

2 - 28 August 2016

The Parkin Prize is valued at $20,000 and is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing.

The Parkin Prize promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.

Drawing is a fundamental act – thinking and making, seeing and imagining. GREGORY O'BRIEN

The Parkin Prize is a national award and an annual exhibition held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Each year the winning entry will be purchased and added to a unique collection of drawings by New Zealand artists.

The Parkin Prize has been established by Chris Parkin, an arts patron and former owner of New Zealand’s only boutique art hotel – Museum Art Hotel in Wellington.

The award is open to anyone who lives permanently in New Zealand or has New Zealand citizenship.

Drawing ‘lives through magic’ claimed New York artist Keith Haring, and The Parkin Prize will seek to capture the spirit of invention, risk and discovery that is fundamental to drawing and making art.  

The competition, in association with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, aims to play an important role in fostering drawing practice. 

“As a dedicated supporter of the arts I believe it is essential to offer a national award of this significance and highlights the depth and skill of drawing practice in New Zealand.  Internationally we are seeing a resurgence of interest in drawing as the basis of all visual art forms. Not only will it empower talented artists with a sense of the importance of their practice, but it will also see the establishment of a unique collection of New Zealand art through the acquisition of the winning drawings,” said Parkin. 

To enter this prestigious competition, please complete the entry form located on the Parkin Drawing Prize website by clicking here.


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Current Events

Environment : Celebration + Conservation

18 June - 24 July 2016

Upcoming Events

Parkin Drawing Prize

2 - 28 August 2016




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