Canvas 300 tickets on sale now!!!


Canvas 300

Join us for an evening of great food, wine and art at


New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf.

5.30 pm - 8.00pm, Friday 17th October 2014




Fabulous canapes and gourmet platters, complementary wine and beverages and ambient foot tapping music PLUS one of the 300 artworks (200 x 200mm) to add to your collection especially completed for Canvas 300 by established New Zealand and Academy artists.



Members  $75      Non-Members $90

Limited to 300 tickets to get a free canvas on the night.


To purchase tickets email or phone (04) 499 8807. 

On the evening, randomly numbered artworks will be allocated to the number on your ticket. There will be a swap table where attendees may exchange an artwork with another willing party.


Artist participating in Canvas 300

Bill Allen, Peter Augustin, Dean Buchanan, Brian Carmody, Greg Chaston, Di Conway, Helen Forrest, Matt Gauldie, Mia Hamilton, Ian Hamlin, Eleen Hodgetts, Martin Jenkins, Bruce Luxford,                 Wendy Masters, Peter Muller, Vivian Manthel-French, Rosemary Mortimer, Stewart Mackay, Debbie Pointon,Chris Partington, Lorraine Rastorfer, Beverly Rhodes, Jenny Shearer, Sue Shore, Sheyne Tuffrey, and many many more.


The Academy's council thanks all the artists who have generously gifted special works for this Canvas 300 fundraiser and also the generous sponsorship of GORDON HARRIS.



Current shows...




Exhibition of 4 artists in the

Lightspace Gallery  

24th Oct to Nov 5




As a draughtsman and practising artist, Greg takes drawing into “under painting” before creating finished studies. Works have resulted in impasto surfaces influenced in portraiture by the works of Lucien Freud and Frank Auerbach.

Essentially moving towards Expressionism, but rather than finding a visual equivalent to an emotional or spiritual state, Greg attempts to resolve the experience of being in the world, in paint; placing an order upon that chaos, and recording that order in paint. 

President and Elected Artist Member : NZAFA

Adam Portrait Award, Finalist, 2010

Painting and Printmakers Award Finalist 2012

Adam Portrait Award Touring Finalist 2012 

National Contemporary Art Award finalist 2014       



Has been working in the arts for over 30 years with contributions to community art, including Pulse Urban Art festival murals and craft workshops. She is currently in a support role at Te Manawa Museum of Art. Pania earned her Diploma in Visual Arts Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, gradated Diploma of Teaching Massey University NZ, and currently Kawai Raupapa  Raranga  programme.

Her creative influences has come from recycling vintage items into primarily figurative forms, her work is always evolving and revitalizing traditional mediums from weaving, painting and sculpture.

Recycling or repurposed art seems a natural way create, there's a endless supply of materials all you have to do is see the beauty in junk, you no longer create so much waste you enhance it by turning it into art.


An Elected Artist Member of the NZAFA, and poet, is offering several large contemporary paintings and a range of smaller 2D and 3D works with an emphasis on sculptured canvas exhibiting depth and textural variation and visual challenge.

With a history of involvement in group, solo, selected and invited exhibitions, her work is held internationally in private, public and corporate collections. She has been both the recipient of art awards for contemporary painting and a selector and judge of awards. Working in oil, acrylic and watercolour Suzanne conducts a continuing conversation via image and word about land connections and identity in Aotearoa.

IBM ART AWARD Contemporary painting: Prizes: Tokoroa, Taupo & Marlborough Art Awards

Selected for Morpeth, Peters Doig, Matariki Series & 2014 Wellington Regional Arts Review

Painting acknowledging the gift of Tongariro National Park in 1887 to the Crown by Ngati Tuwhareto permanently displayed in the Tuwharetoa Gallery beside the Deed Of Gift in Taupo Museum. 


“Ian Hamlin’s exhibition at the Bealey Gallery is a marvelously  seductive experience – a procession of luscious realist art which becomes entirely therapeutic. Hamlin’s paintings are invested with a luminosity and strength; the perfect foil for his impeccable technique.”  

  - Christopher Moore, Arts editor, The Press 2004


We now have a mailing list for people interested in our programme and special offers.  






For sales enquiries contact Marc Pettie  





Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


hours: daily 10am - 5pm



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