Explore the Collection

Wellington City Council has an art collection of over 500 traditional and contemporary artworks. New works are purchased each year.

The City art collection is also known as the Council's art collection. It can viewed through this website and within Council buildings around Wellington.

Highlights from our collection


The Search allows you to look for any words describing an artwork.

Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase "oil on canvas", include a word +Wellington, exclude a word -portrait, search on part of a word paint*. Please see the Help topic on the Search for more details on how to formulate your searches.