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The NZAFA (New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts) will open doors to the general public on 1 Queens Wharf to the China – NZ Arts Exhibition from 13 November – 23 November 2014.

The exhibition will not only provide a valuable exchange opportunity for New Zealand and Chinese Artists, but will also help strengthen multiculturism in New Zealand.

The exhibition takes painting art as the main contents, displaying 49 painting works created by 19 Chinese and famous NZ artists. The art enhances exchanges and dialogues between different regions of Yellow River, Yangtze River and the South Pacific and different civilizations between the East and West.

Works on display from renowned Chinese Artists include Chen Hui, Chen Zhengming, Cheng Dali, Deng Weidong, Gao Runxi, He Jiaying, Liu Dawei, Liu Jingui and Man Weiqi.  These works are full of high artist value and flourishing era spirit.

Art from the New Zealand catalogue include some of the very best of Billy Apple, Colin McCahon, Dick Frizzell, Gail Haffern, Gerry Copas, Mark Ussher, Nigel Brown, Ralph Hotere, Roger Mortimer, and Craig S primrose QSM.  Styles are diversified and characteristic, providing a valuable opportunity for the audience to learn NZ’s contemporary arts.

 China - New Zealand Art Exhibition


 ACA meets NZAFA

13 November - 24 November

Lightspace Gallery

To coincide with the China – New Zealand Arts Exhibition, The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts is pleased to show the work of Aotearoa Chinese Artists Kim Lowe, Linda Lee and Kerry Ann Lee alongside current president of the Academy Greg Chaston and immediate past president Ian Hamlin



Call for artists

Art on the Wharf - Members Annual Show

6 December 2014 to 19 January 2015

Opening night members’ preview - 5 December 2014 at 5.30 pm

We’re calling for entries for Art on the Wharf, the members’ annual show at the Academy of Fine Arts.

All types and categories of work are acceptable. However the exhibition title suggests a nautical theme giving artists the opportunity to depict subjects based on water. Ships and boating, beaches, lakes and fishing etc. and also capturing the essence of the Wellington waterfront.

Check Upcoming events to find out how to get your Entry Form.



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