Colin Wynn Collection

Colin Wynn became the official artist of the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1982.  His first painting for the Navy was of the frigate HMNZS WELLINGTON in dry dock.

To date Colin is still very much involved in painting for the RNZN for their collection of historical events and of recent times.


Art and Pictorial

Art racks in collection store.

Our fine art collection, which includes paintings, prints, and works on paper, focuses on an array of subject matter related to the Navy, its people, ships, and activities.

Our pictorial collection portrays the Navy’s past in a visual manner. This fascinating assortment of objects consists of postcards, posters, memorial scrolls, and ‘Crossing the Line’ certificates.

The Museum also collects creative and cultural art such as taonga, carvings, craftwork, embroidery, poetry, and sheet music. These expressions of creativity are example of the many talents of our sailors.


Art and Pictorial Gallery