Art and culture in 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.
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!
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
Circus Alphabet 1968
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?
I do miss my windy wellywood!
The weather was surprisingly good when I visited!