The Academy has a large and enthusiastic membership and is run by an elected President and Council, paid staff and a dedicated team of volunteers.

Our Council is led by President Greg Chaston.

Find out more about our council here.

We are also honoured to have Vice Regal patronage. Find out more.


Marc Pettie

Gallery Manager

04 894 1722


Rob Sullivan

Operations Manager

04 894 1725


Anna Leslie


04 894 1723


Volunteers and Interns.

The Academy relies on the support and energy of its volunteers who do a wide range of tasks. Volunteers are involved in receiving artworks, cataloguing and hanging exhibitions. They can also be the face of the Academy on the front desk.

A small group of more specialist volunteers also assist with ongoing projects and tasks such as web site maintenance, marketing and promotion.

A few of our team are:

Front of house: Beryl Buchanan, John Conigrave, Annette Goldsmith, Moira Sun, Phoebe Sales, Madeline Leighton, Diane Atkinson and Pauline O'Sullivan.

Exhibition Installation: Wendy Masters and Phil Quinn and Bruce Luxford.



You can support the Academy by becoming a member or volunteer


Contact Details

address: 1 Queens Wharf,

                Wellington, NZ  

phone: 04 499 8807


facebook : NZAFA

hours: daily 10am - 5pm

Current Events

the 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards

19 February - 25 March 2018

Upcoming Events

Parkin Drawing Prize

17 July - 19 August 2018




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