The Academy has a large and enthusiastic membership and is run by an elected President and Council, paid staff and a dedicated team of volunteers.

Our Council is led by President Ian Hamlin. Find out more. We are also honoured to have Vice Regal patronage. Find out more.


Natalie Jones

Gallery Manager and Curator

04 894 1722


Dean Edgington

Gallery Technician and Assistant

04 894 1724


Volunteers and Interns.

The Academy relies on the support and energy of its interns and volunteers who do a wide range of tasks. Volunteers are involved in receiving artworks, cataloguing and hanging exhibitions. They can also be the face of the Academy on the front desk. A small group of more specialist volunteers also assist with ongoing projects and tasks such as web site maintenance, marketing and promotion.


A few of our team are:


Front of House: Beryl Buchanan, Emma Day, John Conigrave, Annette Goldsmith, Maureen Lawler, Linda Lee.

Exhibition Installation: Hamish Coleman, Simon Jay  and Phil Quinn.


You can support the Academy by becoming a member or volunteer


Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


hours: daily 10am - 5pm



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