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Map showing New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts


(04) 499 8807

Hours Open

  • Weekdays: 10am–5pm
  • Weekends: 10am–5pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

The Academy Galleries are right in the heart of Wellington at the entrance to Queens Wharf, a few minutes' walk from the railway station and Lambton Quay.

There is pay parking both alongside and underground.

The Academy Galleries are open 10.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Sunday during exhibition seasons.

Regular exhibitions featuring new work from artists throughout New Zealand are held in the Academy’s architectural award winning galleries which are spacious and have dedicated exhibition lighting.

The Academy Galleries are the public face of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2008. The Academy Galleries host regular exhibitions showcasing high quality fine art and craft from celebrated and recognised artists to new and emerging New Zealand artists. A feature of the Academy exhibitions is the works on show are for sale, on a cash and carry basis to overseas visitors and with the Academy charging artists a low rate of commission the works are very competitive with dealer galleries. The design of the Academy Galleries won three NZ Institute of Architects design awards in 2001.

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Past events at New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts