Academy Collection

The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts was largely set up in 1882 to provide a vehicle for a National art Collection. In the years to 1967 over 500 works of art were gifted to the Nation.


There is currently quite a small collection of works that have been purchased over the intervening years, and this is in the process of being de-acquisitioned. Find out more about the sale of these works.

                      The Academy Collection

The Gift to the Nation


Donations and Bequests:

if you have an artwork you would like to donate to the Academy Collection more...>



Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

                Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


facebook : NZAFA

hours: daily 10am - 5pm

Current Events

Splash 16 - Watercolour New Zealand

15 - 30 October 2016

Upcoming Events

Pre-Christmas Art Sale

4 - 21 November 2016

Wellington Photographic Society

4 – 20 November

Japanese Calligraphy

28 November - 4 December

Solo 41

10 December - 18 January 2017



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