Gallipoli Trilogy

23 April - 31 May 2015

This exhibition opens at the Academy on 23rd April 2015.

The exhibition has three main themes;

  • Matt Gauldie - oils and bronzes by NZ Offical Defence Forces' artist
  • School Children's Art - to launch Shona Riddell's book "The Tale of the ANZAC Tortoise"
  • Academy Artists - themed works on "Keep The Home Fires Burning" 

For more details, please click here.

For "Tale of the ANZAC Tortoise" press article, please click here.


Emanuel E. Garcia

May 21 - May 31 2015

 Polarity represents an extension of his creative excursions in visual form, comprising a series that explores the emotional underworld of white and its relationship to the emergence of colour: what is hidden, shadowed, covered, suggested, or seen merely in fragments rather than totality.


Rembrandt Remastered 

5 June - 5 July 2015

We at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts feel excited and very privileged to be hosting the touring show Rembrandt Remastered.

Please read the /Dominion Post announcement from the people who are bringing us Rembrandt here.


11 August - 13 September 2015

The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, arts commentators and academics have been selected for 2015 Parkin Prize national drawing award.

Entries are now open to anyone living permanently in New Zealand.  For the first time this year, 10 highly commended prizes each worth $500.00 will also be introduced, providing an added incentive for artists.

The winning submission will be selected and announced by iconic Kiwi artist, Dick Frizzell on Monday 7 September. 

We’re anticipating another thought provoking and diverse exhibition for this 2015 event and encourage all artists throughout NZ to submit work in this challenging genre.”

Entries close 4pm 12 June 2015. Forms and full details are available at


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Current Events

Gallipoli Trilogy

23 April - 31 May 2015

Emanuel E. Garcia


21 May - 31 May 2015

Upcoming Events

Rembrandt Remastered

5 June - 5 July 2015

Parkin Drawing Prize

11 August - 13 Sept 2015



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