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New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Academy Galleries

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This was a real highlight.

We have to agree with every other favourable review and we are so pleased we visited. After a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Pop in if you can - worth it

Always worth popping in here. Changing exhibitions and great little shop for something... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Ergiro S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have to agree with every other favourable review and we are so pleased we visited. After a number of disappointments at Te Papa and the forlorn Portrait Gallery (maybe not their fault - their collection is shamefully small) we encountered some really interesting art...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Always worth popping in here. Changing exhibitions and great little shop for something different. You can buy a lot of the artwork so pop in if near here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ergiro S
Reviewed 7 July 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Anne K
Reviewed 26 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed 6 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bamorehouse
Reviewed 17 January 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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ann T
Reviewed 14 January 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BrandyZhao
Reviewed 27 November 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Oleh C
Reviewed 10 October 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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 121Kiwitraveller
Reviewed 19 February 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.

Date of experience: January 2017
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