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New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Academy Galleries

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Lovely local art and sculpture

Well situated minutes from both the bay and centre of Wellington,easily accessible and local car... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Anne K
via mobile
Fine and dandy

Dropped in for a look. Well worth it, seems to have something for all tastes. You can buy stuff as... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Bruce M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8807
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Well situated minutes from both the bay and centre of Wellington,easily accessible and local car park very close by. Visited a couple of times, on both occassions John was delightful,knowledgeable and helpful. Great variety of art, well worth a visit.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The Academy of Fine Arts is right next to the Wellington Museum on the waterfront, and currently has a display of New Zealand art work from contemporary artists. There are 181 items on display: ceramics, glass, pottery, watercolours, acrylics, oil paintings, even needlework and recycled...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Dropped in for a look. Well worth it, seems to have something for all tastes. You can buy stuff as well. We both thought there were some good things in there as well as rubbish but that would be for you to judge. Free entry...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed January 16, 2018

This gallery is in the Queens Wharf area of Wellington in a charming 19th century building. When we visited there was an exhibition of buyable (and affordable) art including paintings, photography, glass work, pottery and jewellery. I bought a piece and its a wonderful souvenir...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed January 14, 2018

We enjoyed our visit to this art gallery recently. It is centrally located on Queens Wharf with only a few minutes walk to public transport and all amenities. It showcases many fine art works including paintings, potteries and ornaments, etc. Those high quality art works...More

Thank BrandyZhao
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Lots of types of interesting art pieces. We went to view the 2017 Governors awards. Worth a visit and it’s free. Artwork is for sale

Thank Oleh C
Reviewed October 9, 2017

In Wellington for WOW and noticed this place almost next door. We love looking at art galleries so we popped in to visit. Several hours later, with three new works under our arms, we rushed off to catch our flight home. (Which was interesting, as...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

I'm a regular visitor and often buy art there for myself and for gifts. There is always a range of interesting works by NZ artist on show. It is open 7 days a week and a good place to take overseas visitors.

Thank MichelleJ2049
Reviewed August 23, 2016

August is time for the gallery's Parkin Drawing Prize. There's a great variety of entries, ranging from some very talented, complex works to some more 'interpretive' pieces, like a poster full of scribbled notes. All works are for sale. The gift shop also has a...More

Thank doctorj42
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Stopped in to have a look and was greeted by a very lovely lady and we made small talk. There were a few people looking over the excellent pieces of art on display. "The catastrophe" was an amazing piece of art and I spent a...More

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