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.

Photo of a girl standing against a metal fence.

Ahlia-Mei by Chevron Hassett


Current exhibition

A Place TŪ Be

Chevron Hassett
17 December 2018 – 4 April 2019

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

Greywacke love poems piece of art by Raewyn Martyn.

Ahlia-Mei by Chevron Hassett


Upcoming exhibition

Greywacke Love Poems

Raewyn Martyn
8 April 2019 – 9 June 2019t

Wellington artist Raewyn Martyn explores processes of transformation within human-made forms and geological landscapes. Greywacke Love Poems have developed through experimentation with mineral pigments, plant-based polymers and photography, re-positioning Wellington's South Coast in the city's urban centre.

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