Academy Galleries

130 years: A long and proud history

By joining us, you share in the life of one of the oldest and most respected arts organisations in New Zealand, helping to create an exciting artistic future.


In a spectacular gallery space and versatile venue, with the support of a large and varied membership, the Academy has promoted and displayed new works by artist, both emerging and established, from all over New Zealand and continues to create a unique and vibrant showcase for the arts.


Members of the Academy enjoy many benefits including invitations to all Academy opening functions and for exhibitions - one of the lowest commission rates in the country.


You can be a part of this...  



There are several levels of Academy membership to choose from.

For prices, terms and conditions, donations, other membership types/offers, or general membership information please contact us directly.

  • Elected Artist - given in recognition of consistently high standards of work and support.
  • Academy Fellowship - the honour of Life Membership, awarded with appreciation.
  • Volunteer - practical ways for you to be part of the team.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities - partnerships of mutual benefit.
  • Donations and Bequests - A lasting legacy in the Arts.
  • Friend or Practicing Artist - The core supporters of the Academy with special rates for seniors and students.
  • Donor - for those who like to help a little more.
  • Business - opportunities for the smaller business supporter.
  • Corporate - interested in Corporate Functions?