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City Gallery Wellington
Ranked #61 of 243 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: City Gallery Wellington is the capital's public art gallery showcasing contemporary art from New Zealand and around the world. It is a venue for the research, display and debate about modern and contemporary visual art. Art nourishes our souls. It has magical properties. It uplifts and transports our spirits. It fires our imaginations, sparking new ways to see the world and to think about how we occupy it. City Gallery works collaboratively with artists, galleries, collectors, and an extensive range of organisations and business partners to present exhibitions and events that are relevant to our lives today, test art’s boundaries, and challenge us. City Gallery’s activities are designed to nurture curiosity in the ideas explored within contemporary art. Our exhibitions have an edge. They are canon shaping and add to the contemporary art narrative.
Reviewed April 9, 2014

We took shelter from the pouring rain in the City Gallery. We ended up thrilled with the work we saw -- and were glad it was raining. We happened to stop by when works by Simon Starling were on display, and were knocked out. If you go to the City Gallery, be sure to eat at the cafe. Our lunch there was fabulous, a real treat.

Thank KayatLarge
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Well, it's free! The cafe serves good food and the art is what you make of it. Your experience will depend on the current exhibitions so it is difficult to give a definitive review. We enjoyed some, but others left us a bit cold. Whatever, they were well presented although the lights cast annoying shadows on the photography exhibition when we were there.

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We saw some of the most amazing modern "art" ever. From flashing lights, to getting into a box or bell listing to sounds, to colour panels on the floor. You must go see to understand what modern art is all about. Nevertheless, you will leave there feeling stunned at what you have just experienced, wondering why your understanding of art is so different?

Thank WillemLab
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Lots of unique exhibitions and displays. Usually local kiwi artists but totally worth an hour's stroll

Thank Hassan H
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This museum is very central, you cannot miss it.
Entrance is usally free.
This venue hosts temporary exhibitions of good quality, especially contemporary art.

Thank Cosmopolitaly
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