Courtenay Place Park

A New Zealand first, Courtenay Place Park light boxes form a highly public exhibition space in the midst of Wellington’s central city environment.

The eight 3-metre high steel and glass LED light boxes were designed as an integral part of the Courtenay Place Park and were unveiled in May 2008.

The light boxes encourage people to reflect on this busy and diverse urban centre, even if just for a minute.

Each exhibition lasts for four to six months.



Call for proposals - Courtenay Place Park light boxes (238KB PDF)



Call for proposals - Matariki - Courtenay Place Park light boxes (336KB PDF)



Courtenay Place Park light boxes information sheet (93KB PDF)

Call for proposals

Wellington City Council is calling for curators and artists to propose new light box exhibitions for our 2020 programme.

We're looking for three to four exhibitions that will run for approximately four months each, from late 2019.

The deadline for proposals is 9am, Wednesday 28 February 2019.

Photo of a girl standing against a metal fence.

Ahlia-Mei by Chevron Hassett


Current exhibition

A Place TŪ Be

17 December 2018 – 24 March 2019
Chevron Hassett

As Aotearoa’s population becomes more diverse, the concept of cultural identity also shifts and evolves. 

Chevron Hassett’s exhibition in Courtenay Place Park presents portraits of young urban Māori as digital pouwhenua, situating them within the heart of the city they live in, and creating a temporary public marae ātea in Courtenay Place.

Chevron Hassett's website

Past projects

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

More information

Meredith Robertshawe, Senior Arts Advisor

Phone 04 803 8207