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Address: 101 Wakefield St | Civic Square, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 4 801 3021
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This gallery is home to New Zealands best collection in contemporary visual...

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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Great local art!

My husband and I went to this gallery after a long search for a nice piece of art by a kiwi artist to bring home. We found many pieces at this gallery, and after settling on one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Njlach

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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last Friday I went to see 'Julian Dashper and Friends'. A fascinating conversation in New Zealand art. City Gallery has a great location in Civic Square across from the i-Site and next to the library. The contemporary art exhibitions span two floors. and on the upper floor is a reading area with books about New Zealand art. After checking out... More 

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Thank whimsyfirst
Johannesburg, South Africa
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262 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although its free and was a windy day I went to see if I would like the art in here,sadly I didn't ,not my type of art

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Thank Flitz8
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to this gallery after a long search for a nice piece of art by a kiwi artist to bring home. We found many pieces at this gallery, and after settling on one the staff were very friendly and accommodating when helping us finalize the purchase. We ended up having a bit of a delay in... More 

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Thank Njlach
Dunedin, New Zealand
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously lacking. In my opinion this was the ultimate "empowers new clothes" . At least it was free.

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Thank Sharon L
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the works here were quite beautuful. It's not that the gallery was small, rather I found the way that the work was exhibited unengaging and un-exciting. While the work was interesting, the display seemed to be lacking in interactive or engaging elements to the displays to "pull me in" so I didn't enjoy the experience as much as... More 

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Thank Lenaki101
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We called in here on 31 December looking for a cafe - although the Gallery was open, the cafe was closed for the holidays! What a disappointment! Don't they think that visitors would like a drink? That said, delighted to see that a Grayson Perry tapestry was on view. One of the UK's best known contemporary artists, he is provocative... More 

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Thank JellyBean22
Takaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Has been a nice walk through the free exhibitions. If u have time and nothing to do try to have a walk there.

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Thank Skepz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

interesting to see photographic scenes from Auckland during my childhood and Kushana Bush's works are always perfectly drawn and thought provoking.

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Thank Fiona B
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We called into the Gallery on a wet November day. I think the timing of our visit was unfortunate as part of the gallery was closed off while a new exhibition was prepared. Consequently there was not an awful lot to see. We had to check in a bag with reception but staff were friendly and helpful. There was no... More 

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Thank sunseeker2020
Devonport, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The shop is minimal. I enjoyed the exhibitions and chatted with people about how they saw the art. That's what interested me. The building is easy to navigate and the staff friendly. The location is great, near the Information Centre and the wooden bridge across to the habour.

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