The Academy 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.

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Governor-General Art Award 2017

Michael Browne - A lifetime of achievement

 Michael Browne received this year's Governor-General Art Award 2017 at a gala evening at the Academy Galleries on 2 November.

For full details please click here.




Solo 43

3 November - 14 December 2017

It’s an exciting time at the Academy and we hope you can join us! We have a special guest, a big announcement and great art on the walls.

We’re celebrating the life and work of one of the Academy’s most eminent artists  with the 2017 Governor-General Art Award. It’s eight years since the award was last presented. Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy will personally announce and present the Award to the winning artist.

We are also opening Solo 43, and showcasing works by some of our best artists.

So it really is an event not to be missed.

Wellington Photographic Society - 125 Year Exhibition

18 November - 5 December 2018

The NZ Academy of Fine Arts welcomes the Wellington Photographic Society back to the galleries with this very special anniversary exhibition opening Saturday 18 November.

Wellington Photographic Society is one of the longest running societies in New Zealand and this year celebrates 125 years since some passionate amateur photographers held the first meeting in November 1892.

This year the exhibition will once again showcase the photographic creativity of WPS members as well as celebrate the very long and illustrious history of the society.

Open Saturday at the Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington from 10 am. Entry is free.


Summer Cash and Carry

19 December - 13 February 2018

Our Summer exhibition runs from mid December until mid February 2018. It is a cash and carry – a format that has consistently proven successful for everybody. The exhibition is unthemed with all types, genres & styles present.

We’re hoping the city will be filled with last minute Christmas shoppers and holiday makers over the summer period which includes Wellington Anniversary weekend, Chinese New Year and a long Waitangi weekend break.

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









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Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

                Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


facebook : NZAFA

hours: daily 10am - 5pm

Current Events

Solo 43

3 November - 14 December

Wellington Photographic Society

18 November - 5 December

Upcoming Events


9 December - 17 December

Summer Cash and Carry

19 December - 13 February 2018




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