City Gallery Wellington

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City Gallery Wellington
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Art Galleries • Art Museums
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
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Phedder
Invercargill, New Zealand773 contributions
Great Local Art
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
Nice Filler Activity if you are in the CBD
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 Zealand360 contributions
Not reaching its potential
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 Zealand240 contributions
Excellent for a rainy day
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, UK1,568 contributions
Lovely space
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 kong467 contributions
Disappointing, derivative contemporary art
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, NJ451 contributions
Thought Provoking Exhibits
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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Sandra A
New Zealand53 contributions
When in Wellington
Sep 2019
When in Wellington the City Gallery is a most. A city icon a place to get a truly city cultural experience.
Written 22 September 2019
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SpiceMerchant
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
One of Wellington's Greatest Assests
Aug 2019
I'm often shocked to hear fellow citizens of Wellington don't visit our Gallery. The exhibits are always of high quality, are thought provoking, informed and engaging staff assist with questions and insight. Beautifully laid out and in a prime location, I recommend this place to both travellers and locals. A great way to spend a lazy afternoon.
Written 12 August 2019
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anjajennings
Whangarei, New Zealand23 contributions
great way to spend a couple of hours
Jun 2019 • Friends
We had a guided tour of the Eva Rothschild: Kosmos exhibition as well as the Semiconductor: The Technological sublime exhibition. Both were really interesting and our guide was very
informative and friendly
Written 18 June 2019
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