City Gallery Closing For Two Weeks in August


Media Release: July, 2015. 

We're taking a brief hesitation in August. Scheduled Wellington City Council building maintenance requires City Gallery to be closed to the public for two weeks in mid-August, 10 to the 21. The work is to do with the Gallery’s switchboard and does not concern any structural elements of the building.

The closure will give the Gallery team plenty of time to focus on the lead up to its next big exhibition, celebrated New Zealand photographer Fiona Pardington’s largest and most comprehensive show to date. The exhibition, A Beautiful Hesitation, will feature over 100 photographs spanning three decades of work.

Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation opens on Saturday 22 August with an exhibition tour at 3pm that day. Entry to City Gallery is free.

Nikau Café is unaffected by the closure and will remain open throughout. The closure period  will also not affect other Civic Square Council facilities. Similar scheduled maintenance and closures are booked in for other times.

City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from Wellington City Council.

City Gallery Wellington closed 10-21 August and reopening 22 August with the photography exhibition, Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation.

For City Gallery enquiries, information and images, please contact: Olivia Lacey, Publicist,, 021 02240312

For Wellington City Council enquires, please contact: Richard MacLean,,  021 2278180

Image credit: Fiona Pardington,My Mother's Roses, Pomegranates and Silver Platter of Ihumoana, Ripiro Beach 2013