Art and culture in Wellington

City to Sea Bridge, Wellington

City to Sea Bridge, Wellington

From houses to rubbish bins, walkways to waterfront sculptures. Then there’s the galleries, museums and shows that Wellington is busting with!

I recently had the pleasure of spending 3 days in Wellington, based around a visit to the World of Wearable Art Show. While I was there my many walks in and around the city included lots of art.

Solace of the wind, Wellington

Solace of the wind, Wellington

Quotes on the walkways, Wellington

Quotes on the walkways, Wellington

The Rugby World Cup Celebration, Weta Workshop, Wellington

The Rugby World Cup Celebration, Weta Workshop, Wellington

Nikau, Civic Square, Wellington

Nikau, Civic Square, Wellington

Kina sculpture, Wellington

Kina sculpture, Wellington

Cycle Stand, Zealandia, Wellington

Cycle Stand, Zealandia, Wellington

Rubbish bin art, Wellington

Rubbish bin art, Wellington

Then there were the museums and art galleries. I wish I’d had more time to visit more, but the few I managed to see were incredible!

Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa

As mentioned in a previous post, Te Papa is one of the best museums in the country I think. With the exhibitions and detail that is put into them it’s one of the top spots to visit!

Gallipoli Exhibition, Te Papa, Wellington

Gallipoli Exhibition, Te Papa, Wellington

Gallipoli Exhibition, Te Papa, Wellington

Gallipoli Exhibition, Te Papa, Wellington

Gallipoli Exhibition, Te Papa, Wellington

Gallipoli Exhibition, Te Papa, Wellington

The Wellington City Art Gallery

While waiting for a shuttle to Zealandia I nipped into the nearest gallery which happened to be the Wellington City Art Gallery. It was a great find with a range of art – from the quirky sculptures to colourful pop art.

Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs

Mandrake - my favourite

Mandrake – my favourite from the exhibitionA

Francis Upritchard - Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard – Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard - Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard – Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard - Jealous Saboteurs

Francis Upritchard – Jealous Saboteurs

Circus Alphabet 1968

Circus Alphabet, City Gallery, Wellington

Circus Alphabet, City Gallery, Wellington

It seems everywhere you look in Wellington there is a piece of art to delight, sometimes you just have to look a bit harder than the casual Wellingtonian!

For more information on the Wellington sculptures, check out http://www.sculptures.org.nz/tours/waterfront-tour.

What’s your favourite artful city?

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