City Gallery

All year round

City Gallery Wellington is an internationally renowned, contemporary art gallery with a dynamic programme of exhibitions and events.

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, tests the boundaries of art, and challenges us. City Gallery’s activities are designed to nurture curiosity in the ideas explored within contemporary art. Canon shaping exhibitions with an edge.


Free for general collection

For more info visit:

City Gallery


101 Wakefield Street
Civic Square


04 913 9032



A lift is available to move between the Gallery’s two floors. A wheelchair is available for use from the front desk. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet on the ground floor and at Nikau Café. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome at the Gallery. A hearing loop is located in the first two rows of the Adam Auditorium. For information on sign language interpretation programmes, please contact the Public Programmes Specialist. City Gallery is proud to have a Gold rating from Be Lab. Staff can help with Earplugs for noisy spaces and Large print exhibition labels.


Bike racks are located outside City Gallery and Nikau Café. Go Wellington buses stop within a short walking distance of the Gallery. Taxi stands located at 65 Victoria Street and on Wakefield Street near the Michael Fowler Centre.


City Gallery Wellington does not have a car park, however there are a number of parking buildings in the area and on-street parking is available nearby.

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