Academy Galleries

130 years: A long and proud history

Elected Artist Showcase

Long serving members are honoured with Life membership and artist members who have served the Academy and made a significant contribution to the arts nationally are also honoured by the Governor-General Art Award, by which the artist becomes a Fellow of the Academy. 

The Academy annually reviews new Elected Artist candidates whose names have been put forward because of consistent high standards of work and 
regular support of the Academy. After a selection process the successful artists become Elected Artists of the Academy, and an exhibition showcasing their work is held.


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Starry Crown of The Forest, Clematis Paniculata    

Watercolour + Conte Pencil    



From Gran’s Garden,Chrysanthemums 

Acrylic 2006    



The Turning Point to Spring,

White Anemones

Acrylic on Canvas, 2012    






Pencil & watercolour 2015    



Phlox - Art Shades  

 Acrylic on canvas, 2007    



Anemones From The Saturday Market    

Watercolour + Conte pencil, c 2010   



To view a copy of Wendy's  Artist Statement, please click here.


Academy Honours System

The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts uses a three tier system to honour its members, whether artists, council members, staff or volunteers.