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Inspired by the overwhelming popularity of its new programme of public events and tours, City Gallery Wellington has commissioned two new sculpture trails that everyone can take part in, anytime, free of charge.

Two colourful Art Explorer Guides, the Civic Square Sculpture Trail and the Waterfront Sculpture Trail, allows people to engage with many of Wellington's stunning public art works and prompt the discovery of the city's outdoor galleries.

We are all familiar with Neil Dawson's Ferns, but many people may not have discovered Chris Booth's Silent People lurking in the cabbage trees by the library. Also included in the Civic Square Sculpture Trail is Mary Louise Browne's Seven Steps to Heaven near the visitors'centre.

The Waterfront Sculpture Trail features Paul Dibble's Fruits of the Garden and Tanya Ashken's Albatross as well as interesting facts and anecdotes about the Writers' Walk.

The guides are both written by educator Miri Young, whose quirky observations and musings on each work will keep the whole family hooked and 'on trail'. Wellington designer Nic Marshall has lent her magic hand to ensure the guides are fun and engaging for all ages.

You can download the maps here, or pick them up from the i-SITE Visitor Centre or Wellington City Council both in Civic Square.

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