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Welcome to the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

We are self-funding Incorporated Society dedicated to the visual arts.  Since 1882, the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts has occupied a unique position for the arts in New Zealand, and Wellington in particular.  Throughout our illustrious history many of this country's finest Artists have been a part of our Journey.
 
We aim to benefit the community of New Zealand through the promotion, creation, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.  Regular exhibitions featuring new work from established and emerging artists throughout New Zealand are held in the Academy's architectural award-winning galleries.

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Friday 23rd September 5pm to 8pm

Wonderful Wines & Celebrity Canapes

For the FIRST time the Academy’s Annual 300 Art Auction is open to the art-loving public! Secure your ticket to this fun event, right now, by clicking through to the on-line buy-now facility below. Tickets are $50 each with several positives attached:
 

YOUR TICKET ENTITLES YOU TO BID FOR THE PAINTING YOU WANT

PLUS PARTAKE OF THE DELICIOUS WINES & CANAPES SERVED

PLUS MINGLE WITH OTHER ART-LOVERS INCLUDING THE ARTISTS

PLUS  A YEAR’S MEMBERSHIP AS A ‘FRIEND’ OF THE ACADEMY

Buy your tickets here
 

This is a fund-raising event for the Academy so there is also the feel-good buzz you get via your art patronage. Previously one of the Academy’s best-kept secrets, this fun event is a paper auction where you post your bid on the list beside the painting(s) you wish to acquire and hope no one else comes along and tops it. If others do, you are able to go back to the list to head them off as many times as you like to up your bid, until the bell rings and it’s all over.

The small paintings, which are all 300mm square – some beautiful works of all styles and types painted and donated by Member Artists – all have a reserve of only $300 (with bidding increments of only $25) so this is your chance to buy that special little piece you have always wanted for that part of the wall that always seems so bare.

These paintings will be on display at the Academy from the 16th – 23rd September 2022 if you would like to call in to view and tickets can be purchased at the Gallery while you are there, during this period. Or you can purchase tickets by emailing events@nzafa.com or by ringing the Gallery on T: 04 499 8807 (select option 1). 

And if all else fails Tickets will also be available at the Academy Front Desk on Auction night Friday 23rd – from 5pm to 8pm!!  We suggest Buy your tickets here right now.

 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Academy Galleries  1 Queens Wharf  Wellington

 

If you wish to support hundreds of New Zealand artists on an ongoing basis - join us today.
You may also like to view a summary of our current Strategic Plan, or read the Academy Rules.
The Academy's gallery is also available to hire for functions.

 

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