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Solo 44

5 May - 10 June 2018

Solo 44 is celebrating the 44th Solo Exhibition at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. We are also celebrating nine women artists each of whom have a personal, unique  and instinctive essence to their work. These are no copy cats and time is required in front of their work to fully appreciate the effort that has been put in. I believe these artists have addressed a couple if not all, of some of the following  interesting aspects concerning the continuing quest of painting.

life and environment

Making sense of recent history and cultural memory

Experimenting with colour , light and texture

Developing stories or narrative

Encapsulating complex social , political and personal issues

Or acknowledge art of the past.

I would like to congratulate Kirsty Black, Charlotte Giblin, Anna Stitchbury, Phillippa Christmas, Katherine Leslie, Pusi Urale, Helen Forrest, Miranda Munroe,and Miranda Wollett.

Greg Chaston


Winter Exhibition

16 June - 9 July 2018

We let you know earlier that there’s an upcoming Winter Exhibition. The exhibition is un-themed and all types genres and styles are welcome.

All works will be displayed for the exhibition season unless the buyers are visitors to Wellington and they specifically request early collection of work.

The entry form and all the relevant documentation is accessed through the link below.

For exhibition documents, please click here,

You’re also welcome to visit the gallery to pick up a hard copy of these forms if you’re unable to access a printer.  

The Parkin Drawing Prize 2018

17 July - 19 August 2018

Entries are now open.

Chris Parkin and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts invite all artists in New Zealand to submit drawings in the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize.

The award promotes excellence in drawing in all its forms and the winning entrant receives a prize of $20,000. 10 highly commended prizes of $500 each will also be awarded.

The exhibition of finalists will be held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Wharf, Wellington, when the winner and highly commended prize winners will be announced.

Note: You can only submit your entry online through this form. Artists may submit up to two drawings. Please have the image(s) of your artwork at hand when you complete the form.

To submit an entry, please click here.


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Current Events

Solo 44

5 May - 10 June 2018

Upcoming Events

Winter Exhibition

16 June - 9 July 2018

Parkin Drawing Prize

17 July - 19 August 2018

Spring Exhibition

1 September - 30 September 2018




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