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Wellington's galleries

Celebrated as New Zealand’s arts and cultural capital, Wellington’s love for creativity is evident throughout the city. From great galleries to specialist studios, there's something to suit every artist and admirer.

City Gallery Wellington

Located in the heart of Civic Square, City Gallery Wellington. (Civic Square, Wakefield Street) offers world-class exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand and international art. The gallery enables diverse audiences to experience art in new and inspiring ways.

Hamish McKay Gallery

Established in 1993, Hamish McKay Gallery deals in contemporary New Zealand and Australian art. (39 Ghuznee Street).

Page Blackie Gallery

Page Blackie Gallery specialises in the sale of historical and contemporary artworks. (42 Victoria Street)

Kura Gallery Aotearoa Art + Design

Close to Te Papa, located in the heart of the Courtenay Place district, Kura specialises in contemporary Maori art and design. (19 Allen Street)

Roar! Gallery

ROAR! Gallery promotes ‘outsider art’, showcasing fresh, vibrant, original and affordable contemporary art from emerging New Zealand artists. (189-193 Vivian Street)

Solander: Works on paper

Solander hosts regular feature exhibitions and stocks an extensive selection of works encompassing contemporary etchings, screenprints, woodcuts and mezzotints as well as papercuts and drawings. (218 Willis Street) 

AVID Gallery

Avid is a dealer gallery that showcases artists’ work with glass, ceramics, bronze, stone and other objects of applied art. Avid has a contemporary jewellery gallery and features regular exhibitions of new work. (48 Victoria Street)

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts was established in 1882 and remains an independent and unique arts institution. It represents specialist and often neglected areas of interests in the arts, and showcases the work of emerging and promising New Zealand artists across a range of arts practices. (1 Queens Wharf)

Suite Gallery

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"A powerhouse of the arts in the Southern Hemisphere."
- Going Places Magazine