City Gallery Wellington

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City Gallery Wellington
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in Te Ngākau Civic Square, City Gallery Wellington is the capital’s public contemporary art gallery showcasing contemporary art from New Zealand and around the world. City Gallery is open daily 10am–5pm, and entry is free. City Gallery also offers a busy events calendar with exhibition tours, talks, film, and live music. The Gallery Shop offers beautiful objects, books, and gifts. Nikau Café, on the Gallery’s sunny corner, serves delicious food and coffee. City Gallery is open until 10pm on the first Thursday of the month, February–November.
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MartinNZ04
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
When we visited the art gallery the exhibits I thought were terrible. How can blank white mean anything or a tyre and chair, used paint tins piled on top of each other.
An office cubicle and a car with a chandelier in it.
However there were two maori paintings I did like. Just as well it was free.
Written 17 May 2022
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Sivasankar Sivapragasam
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia62 contributions
May 2022
It was the first time entering since last year. I managed to see the current bi-exhibitions this month. It was amazing with integrating Maori customs and Photography together. Thus, there is psychology involved with tactile art. Moreover, the energy was intense and touch me emotionally. There is an old saying 'picture tells a thousand words.'
Written 8 May 2022
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liv
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We went to the hilma af klint exhibition and it was brilliant. We were there for the 12:15 tour and this really made the whole experience - would definitely recommend going for a tour as you learn so much more. Unfortunately I can’t remember your guides name otherwise would deeply recommend him.
Written 10 January 2022
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Phedder
Invercargill, New Zealand774 contributions
Oct 2020
A great place to call in and see some examples of local artists' work. We ended up buying a piece from one of the artists and had it signed. Great place to spend some time.
Written 7 October 2020
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Alejandro T
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
Sep 2020
Hi guys

We went there after visiting Te Papa and the Parliament Buildings and did not meet my expectations to be totally honest.

The positive things: The coffee house is really pretty with a really delicate and tasteful menu (try the dulce de leche dessert delicious!!!), the fake garden grass is great to chill on a sunny day (we did it and was amazing!), the hand statue on the roof of the building is so cool.

The things that could be improved: There were two expositions when we were there, the first one about airports and terminals, the CGI movie was fun other than that kinda of boring, not my thing I guess, plenty of empty spaces from one art piece to another. The second exposition was a photography show, not many art pieces and again plenty of empty spaces not being used, gift shop is really small.

I was planning to be there for 2 hours and I finished everything the gallery tour in about 35min.

There is plenty of potential in the building, hopefully they will have more eye catchy, edgy and entertaining expositions for our next time.

Kind regards
Written 23 September 2020
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Bill D
Auckland, New Zealand379 contributions
Jul 2020
Great space and brilliant staff but not the strongest exhibition this July.
On the bright side some excellent video in the cinema but overall far from amazing.
Written 12 July 2020
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Ariane B
Tauranga, New Zealand253 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We went to the City Gallery on a rainy day in Welly. Entry is free and the exhibition was nice. Staff is extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend.
Written 18 June 2020
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,566 contributions
Mar 2020
It is a lovely space with friendly staff. The exhibitions are all temporary, so you do not know what you are going to get. The stuff that I saw did not really appeal to me, but it may be different next time.
Written 10 March 2020
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patinhongkong
hong kong466 contributions
Jan 2020
Perhaps it was just the exhibition that happened to be on when I visited, but I found the show entitle 'Unravelled' to be simply trying too hard to be different. it's wearying. Why can't people just paint pictures anymore? That said, if I lived in Wellington, I might come back another time and have a completely different reaction depending on the work on display. The Gallery also has a cafe and a gift shop, and it's free.
Written 30 January 2020
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stevelotte
Montville, NJ504 contributions
Oct 2019
We were able to spend only an hour here as they were closing for the day but the exhibits were well presented and thought provoking. The Maoiri and other local artists work is well represented.
Written 1 December 2019
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