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City Gallery Wellington

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Address: 101 Wakefield St | Civic Square, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 4 801 3021
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This gallery is home to New Zealands best collection in contemporary...
This gallery is home to New Zealands best collection in contemporary visual arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, moving image, architecture, industrial and graphic design.
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Always a treasure to be found.

This is one of my favourite places in all of Wellington and I highly recommend it to locals and travellers alike as it always has art surprises and you cannot come out without... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Often pop in whilst in Wellington but this time really wasn't my cup of tea. The sound of screaming kids could be heard from everywhere . will try again another day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is one of my favourite places in all of Wellington and I highly recommend it to locals and travellers alike as it always has art surprises and you cannot come out without falling in love with something that you didn't even know existed! It's free (but come on, make a wee donation), its spacious, it's not crowded, its brilliantly... More 

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Plymouth England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

To be frank I just didn't get it! Alternative art and not much of it. However there was an area upstairs where children enjoyed building with white Lego bricks (they were supposed to be budding architects). This was available as it was half term so well done for involving children. If you visit make it a small part of your... More 

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well placed for a quick visit. The cafe looked popular. Modern art is not really our interest but the exhibits were well spaced and nicely presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Candice Breitz exhibition was really really good, also gang photos but can't remember the artist, possibly depends on who is exhibiting as to wether you like this but worth a look as it is free and in the civic centre, I went back more than once.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We took the train from Auckland to Wellington, and spent three days in this wonderful neighborhood. We had the luck to see Yvonne Todd 'Creamy Psychology Exhibit. We ate lunch in The City Gallery Cafe, delightful. The outside Garden if a wonderful people space for sitting, reading, or just people watching. Beautiful 'People Space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The ladies at the front desk were lovely and helpful. I adored the Candice Breitz exhibition, the Mongrel Mob portraits were lovely. A compact and friendly gallery.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This gallery never disappoints...the exhibitions are always thought provoking and interesting....the café is great too. Be warned though time gets eaten up in here - I just got lost in the exhibition!

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Congleton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

OK, starting with the positive. The Candice Breitz exhibits using the videos of 16 people singing through the entire Michael Jackson Thriller album was brilliant. So simple as a concept,but great fun. The other video installations of hers were also pretty interesting. The Jono Rotman photo portraits of the Mongrel Mob were excellent, they would have been even better with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Cool gallery with particularly inspiring exhibitions on at the moment. Although it was a bit smaller than expected, I had a great time and wish I could have stayed longer! Helpful staff and good lighting really enhance the experience.

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Additional Information about City Gallery Wellington

Address: 101 Wakefield St | Civic Square, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 4 801 3021
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Open Hours:
Sunday 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

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