Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home

The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?

Everyday Mysticism: Artists Respond 


Sculptor Glen Hayward’s practice brings the everyday into the gallery in profound and absurd ways. Reconsidering familiar objects is a concern shared by other artists. Join us as they discuss their practices and why they find commonplace objects compelling. 

Urn (Live)


Sonic artists Thomas Carroll (Ngati Maru, Hauraki) and Rob Tyler respond to the themes of Matarau. Fusing taonga pūoro and modular synthesis, they incorporate rongoā plants as a modulation source, to create works inspired by Māori philosophy, cosmology and experimental noise music.  

IMAGE Glen Hayward: Wish You Were Here City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi 2022. Photo Elias Rodriguez.

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Wheako Pōneke Experience Wellington operates six iconic arts, cultural and science institutions – City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, Capital E, Wellington Museum, Space Place, Nairn Street Cottage, and the Cable Car Museum.

We tell the stories of Wellington so that our history is treasured and shared. We connect audiences with inspiring local and international art. Through our experiences we inspire tamariki and our wider communities to learn about the world around them.


Explore the wonders of the universe in our interactive galleries. Learn about planets, stars, Matariki and New Zealand’s contribution to astronomy and space sciences. 



Housed in a beautiful heritage building on the waterfront, Wellington Museum offers a wonderful insight into the rich social and cultural history of Te Whanganui-a-Tara.



Built in 1858, Nairn Street Cottage is one of Wellington’s oldest surviving buildings. Uncover the stories of three generations of the Wallis family women who owned and made the cottage a home.



City Gallery works collaboratively with artists, galleries, collectors and educators to realise programmes of activity that are relevant, push and test art’s boundaries.

Installation view Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future; on view October 12, 2018-April 23, 2019; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photograph by: David Heald.



The award-wining museum is located within the original Winding House and home to two of the original grip cars. 



Children are at the heart of Capital E. Our accessible experiences and events are designed to inspire the next generation of artists, scientists, explorers, makers and doers.

Installation view Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future; on view October 12, 2018-April 23, 2019; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photograph by: David Heald.


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The Ten Largest, 1907. Photograph courtesy of Moderna Museet, Stockholm

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