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 Greg Chaston. Find out more.

We are also honoured to have Vice Regal patronage. Find out more.


Marc Pettie

Operations Manager

04 894 1722


Linda Lee

Exhibitions Manager

04 894 1724


Bob Clark

Business Manager

04 894 1723


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, John Conigrave, Annette Goldsmith, Izzy Carson, Moira Sun, Margaret Walls, Madeline Leighton, Beth Strickland, Phoebe Sales, Bruce Luxford, Sharon Taylor-Offord and Alys Pullein.

Exhibition Installation: Wendy Masters, 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


facebook : NZAFA

hours: daily 10am - 5pm

Current Events

Parkin Drawing Prize

11 August - 13 Sept 2015

Upcoming Events

World Press Photo

18 Sept - 14 October 2015



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