City Gallery


Junior Sculpture Trail


Cost per student


1 hour

Age range

Years 1-3

Join us for a sculpture trail through Te Ngākau Civic Square to the City to Sea Bridge, discovering stories of Wellington’s history along the way. Listen to the legend of Ngāke and Whataitai, and go on a te reo Māori treasure hunt to find shapes/auaha and symbols/tohu. In the education studio, arrange and rearrange a multitude of shapes to create designs inspired by Para Matchitt’s carved sculptures. A great workshop to experiment and play with the endless possibilities of picture making.  Bring a camera to capture your creations.

Learning areas:
Visual Art

  • Understanding the arts in context
  • Communicating and interpreting

Social Science

  • Place and environment

Te Reo Māori