City Gallery


Sculpture Tour


Cost per student


Age range

All ages

Join us for a sculpture trail to explore a range of public sculptures around the Gallery, in Te Ngākau Civic Square and on the City to Sea Bridge. Listen to the legend of Ngāke and Whataitai, and go on a te reo Māori treasure hunt to find shapes/auaha and symbols/tohu.  Look at materials and techniques and consider the context of the surrounding environment. A great tour to discover the stories behind some iconic sculptures, revealing local history and Māori legends from Wellington/Te Whanganui-ā-Tara.

Learning areas:
Visual Art

  • Understanding the arts in context
  • Communicating and interpreting

Social Science

  • Place and environment

Te Reo Māori