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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.

Unique view of NZ Army training

The New Zealand Army is offering the public a unique view of its newest soldiers in a photographic exhibition He Hōia Ahau — I Am Soldier.

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Award-winning quilt created in Hospital waiting rooms

Survival Instincts is a quilt that tells a story.

Created as a document of Philippa Doyle's husband's recovery from a near-fatal fall on the Tararua Ranges, the quilt was named best contemporary quilt at a Wellington exhibition.

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Etching on aluminium scoops 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize

Jacqui Colley from Lower Hutt, has been announced the winner of the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist.

Jacqui’s work Long Echo measuring 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres is a drawing etched on aluminium using acid and a combination of black oil pigment, was chosen as the winner from an impressive 463 entries nationwide and 72 finalists.

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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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