Academy Artists

 During the first hundred years of the Academy more than 4000 artists exhibited their work, and it is still Academy policy to encourage anybody to submit their artworks for selection to our exhibitions. Every exhibition has first time exhibitors through to Academy Fellows who have shown a lifetime of work at Academy shows.



A wide range of artists and their work are showcased here…


Tui Mclauchlan

From time to time and no more than once a year the Academy honours one of its members who has made a significant contribution to the arts in New Zealand. This takes the form of the Governor General’s Award and bestows Life membership on the recipient. The next Award Recipient will be announced at the Winter Show 2009…

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Guest Artists  

Erik Omundsen

Throughout its history the Academy has invited artists to exhibit as guest artists, these have included some of the biggest names in New Zealand art such as Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Evelyn Page and more recently Nigel Brown and Robyn Kahukiwa amongst others, also international Artists including David Hockney and Pablo Callabero….

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Elected Artists  

Elizabeth Kay

Artists who have been accepted into Academy shows over a period of at least two years and have shown a consistently high standard of work and support for the Academy, on the recommendation of the Academy Council, can be elected as Artist members. These artists are then entitled to submit more works to exhibitions and be entitled to other benefits…

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Regular Exhibitors  

Sandra Wilson

There are several ways to become an Academy artist, the first step is to pick up an entry form for the next exhibition.

The Academy holds up to four open exhibitions every year, plus two Solos (where 10-12 selected artists present their own solo exhibitions simultaneously) or you can go it alone and hire a gallery yourself.

For Academy exhibitions, Non members pay a small entry fee but members can submit up to two works for free….

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Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

                Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


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hours: daily 10am - 5pm

Current Events

Solo 44

5 May - 10 June 2018

Upcoming Events

Winter Exhibition

16 June - 9 July 2018

Parkin Drawing Prize

17 July - 19 August 2018

Spring Exhibition

1 September - 30 September 2018




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