Temporary public art

The Council's Public Art fund supports these upcoming and current temporary public artworks.

Building with a domed top.

The Weight of Information

17 November - December 2018
Thomas King Observatory, Space Place, 40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand -41.28461, 174.76781

The Weight of Information is an artwork by Julian Priest based on a very small satellite that is scheduled for launch into Low Earth Orbit on Nov 17th 2018. The TWOi satellite is a tragic hero who has made it into the heavens only to be pulled back down to Earth by gravity.
TWOi collects information from its sensors and immediately deletes it, in an attempt to ascend by forgetting. In the inaugural art/science residency at the Thomas King Observatory at Space Place, Julian Priest will transform the building into a public ground station to track the satellite's progress in a series of public events.

See Julian Priest website for details and opening times.

The Weight of Information is supported by Wellington City Council's Public Art Fund and Museums Wellington.

Artist Kedron Parker standing in Woodward Street pedestrian tunnel.

Artist Kedron Parker

Kumutoto Stream

Imagine Woodward Street, long ago before cement took over The Terrace. Artist Kedron Parker entices pedestrians to imagine the area in its natural state before urban development. A soundscape of bubbling water and native birdlife fills the Woodward Street pedestrian tunnel, evoking an experience of walking where the stream once ran. 

Installed seamlessly in the tunnel, the soundscape ran for an initially-planned 5 week period from February 2014, was continued due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, and is now a permanent installation of the city. 

When: Ongoing.

Past projects

For information on previous temporary public art exhibitions, see: Past projects.

More information

Meredith Robertshawe, Senior Arts Advisor

Phone 021 227 8207
Email meredith.robertshawe@wcc.govt.nz