The Academy "Art Shop" is a wonderful place to buy original art and gift items by new and established artists.

We sell on artists' behalf - no retail markup- you directly support the artist.

All Welcome.

Open Daily 10am - 5 pm.


Members' Winter Exhibition

17 June - 16 July

The Winter Exhibition is open and attracting great comments. This show continues the academy’s exhibition calendar for 2017 and is the second members’ show of the year.

Members’ exhibitions have been part of the Academy’s art calendar since it was founded in 1883 and some 134 years later we’re still showing diverse and intriguing objects of art.

There are nearly 190 wonderful works in this exhibition which runs through to 16 July.  To preview some the great works on show, please click here.



20 July - 25 July

All artists of the Academy of Fine Arts are invited to contribute to a fundraising event to support the Academy. Canvas200 is so named as the canvasses are 200 x 200mm and we are aiming to feature as many works by the Academy’s artists as we can.

There will be a short exhibition season to give us all an opportunity to appreciate the artworks that have been contributed.

The last time we ran this event was a great success – everyone who contributed had a great time. 

For more information on this event and registration details, please click here.


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Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

                Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


facebook : NZAFA

hours: daily 10am - 5pm

Current Events

Winter Exhibition

17 June - 16 July

Upcoming Events


20 July - 25 July

Parkin Drawing Prize

2 August - 3 September



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