The Academy "Art 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.

All Welcome.

Open Daily 10am - 5 pm.


The Fabric Of Life

30 September - 9 October 2016

Wellington Quilters biennial exhibition "The Fabric of Life" opens at the Academy Galleries Friday 30 September. 

There is a beautiful selection of 80 entries showcasing quilts of all sizes and styles. There are also entries from their recent Waterfront Challenge which shows Wellington through a very different medium.

For more info about the exhibition click here.

The exhibition is open 10 - 5 daily, except for Fridays when it will be open until 7.30 to feature patchwork and quilting demonstrations.

Entry charges of $8 per person apply (Kids under 14 are free).

Watercolour New Zealand

15 - 9 October 2016

Watercolour New Zealand Annual Show.

This year’s guest artist is Philip Markham.

For more details, please visit their website by clicking here.


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Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

                Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


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hours: daily 10am - 5pm

Current Events

A Spring in my Step

3 - 25 September 2016

Upcoming Events

Wellington Quilters

30 September - 9 October 2016

Watercolour New Zealand

15 - 30 October 2016

Pre-Christmas Art Sale

5 - 21 November 2016



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