Courtenay Place Park

With an urban backdrop instead of the traditional white gallery walls, this light box exhibition space is a New Zealand first.

The light boxes form a highly public exhibition space in Courtenay Place Park and feature eight 3m-high steel and glass LED boxes.

The light boxes were designed as an integral part of the Courtenay Place Park and were unveiled to Wellingtonians in May 2008. The light boxes encourage people to reflect on this environment, even if just for a minute.

Each exhibition lasts for 4 to 6 months.

A yellow and red surface with liquid dripping down it.

Laura Duffy, Garden of Purity


Current exhibition

Garden of Purity

31 August - 9 December 2018
Artist: Laura Duffy

Garden of Purity considers how we read and ingest imagery, drawing links through history from art history to advertising. Duffy sees the works as being a layered conversation about Catholicism, advertising, abjection, and queerness. She uses edible materials as a starting point for the series of digitally manipulated photographs in the light boxes and online video works. The series intends to prompt questions about traditional notions of beauty and divinity by blurring the lines between repulsion and desire.


Past exhibitions

For information on previous Courtenay Place light boxes exhibitions, see: Past Exhibits

More information

Meredith Robertshawe, Senior Arts Advisor

Phone 04 803 8207