City Gallery City Gallery Wellington


Sculpture Tour and Workshop: Construction Challenge


Cost per student


1 hour 45 minutes

Age range

Years 4 and up

For the safety of our visitors and team, we are postponing our school programmes until the end of April.

We are following Ministry of Health advice guidelines on novel coronavirus and encourage all our visitors to do the same. 

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Join us for a sculpture trail across the City to Sea Bridge to think about form and structure. 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 take part in our construction challenge – a fast and furious hour of building, lighting, and documenting a collaborative installation using stacks of slotted cards. A great workshop to test ideas about weight, balance and building stable structures. Bring a camera to record your constructions.

Learning areas:
Visual Art

  • Understanding the arts in context
  • Communicating and interpreting

Social Science

  • Place and environment

Te Reo Māori