Academy Galleries

130 years: A long and proud history

  • Current Exhibition

    Current Exhibition

  • Current Exhibition - LightSpace

    Current Exhibition - LightSpace

  • Up Coming Exhibition

    Up Coming Exhibition

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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.

Parkin Drawing Prize 2020

Entries are now closed.


This year's Parkin Drawing Prize entry is closed - good luck for all those who have entered.


Watch this space for further updates.


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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