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Address: 101 Wakefield Street | 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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Small, eclectic gallery

I've been to this gallery a few times. Exhibitions change regularly. so it's worth check-in. At any one time, there are 3-4 different exhibits. This is not the place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hove, UK
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Hove, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to this gallery a few times. Exhibitions change regularly. so it's worth check-in. At any one time, there are 3-4 different exhibits. This is not the place for traditional art works like portraits, but it's also not a modern art gallery. I'd say that the gallery represents diverse artistic media. On my most recent visit, one exhibition was... More 

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get along here soon for yet more free and tantalising exhibitions. The posters by Sistsr Corita are particularly challenging in their form and content. Ask the space staff any questions and you will always get excellent insights to the minds and practice of the artists

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucked in on the daily Francis Upritchard tour - very insightful. Always a good place to come to see what is happening - always changing. They do great exhibitions here and it is so central.

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Thank Wayne K
Whakatane, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art work was great, many of the different artists work on display where very well presented and interesting to say the least. There where some very bizarre works as well as very comical, well worth a visit.

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Thank gavnrob2015
Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Francis Upritchard works on display. Interesting to browse through. An hour would be plenty here. The displays change, so can only comment on what we saw.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Great on a stereo-typical windy and rainy day if you can brave the dash across Civic Square. They have art displays that change frequently. Even though I wouldn't recognise all the displays as art there is usually something interesting there. Last but not least they have nice attendants. And a really good cafe. Oh and they have a very modern... More 

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Thank Martin_nitraM_Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I loved the exhibitions on when I went to this gallery! Especially the works by Francis Upritchard. Amazing and quirky.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I always visit the City Gallery when I am in Wellington. Always interesting, always stimulating. Saw the Francis Upritchard exhibition - arrived just as a tour of her work was about to start, which was very fortunate because the guide was interesting and informative, and incredibly enthusiastic.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I travel to Wellington at least once a year and check out the City Gallery every time. I have seen some incredible shows there of both National and international artists/collections. Memorable, extraordinary shows that have sat with me for years. I felt it was time to give them the big thumbs up on here. free admission usually.. the place is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

When I compare this City Gallery with its equivalent in Auckland, this one wins hands down. Although smaller footprint, this gallery not only seems to display artworks more logically but its selection of work is more contextual for where it is.

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