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City Art Gallery

Art gallery located in the heart of New Zealand capital - Wellington - Park in Kivik, SQUAR. Opened in 1980, the Gallery has played a huge role in the development of Wellington as the capital. Its current building, the Gallery occupied only in 1993.

In 2009 he was made a full reconstruction of the building, which lasted a whole year. During the reconstruction the Gallery was opened three more facilities, including a hall for exhibition of art objects, Maori and Pacific peoples, as well as a new auditorium for lectures. In September 2009 the Gallery was reopened to the public. The first after the reconstruction of the collection was the personal exhibition of the famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Feature of the Gallery is that it does not have its own permanent collection. Here always exhibited different works United by one theme. Also here you can see solo exhibitions by world famous artists such as Kate Hering, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Tracey Emin, Sidney Nolen, Bridget Riley, Stanley Spencer and many others. Also in the Gallery the personal exhibition of the famous conduct of the new Zealand masters: Rita Agnes, Sheng cotton, bill Hammond, Laurence Aberhart, Ralph Chater, Tony Fomison etc.

In addition to visits of tourists, the Gallery plays host to groups of students in primary and secondary schools in the education programme throughout New Zealand. In addition to the standard activities for students, teacher can choose the theme and conduct of the students in the Gallery. Also, it regularly holds lectures, workshops, meetings and interviews.

In 1998, the Gallery has organized its own Fund, to which anyone can. Each participant of the Fund has its advantages, the scope of which depends on the membership level.

For those who want to relax and eat in the Gallery there is a small cozy cafe Nikau Gallery Cafe, located on the first floor, in the open air.