Pop-up PARK(ing) Installations

17 September 2013

This event has been postponed until next Wednesday due to weather concerns. On 25 September, 23 parking spaces around Wellington’s city centre will be transformed into temporary public open spaces for the day.

Sculpture made out of cardboard boxes.

Artist with pop-up parking-space sculpture

Wellington Sculpture Trust, in association with the Council, is holding Wellington’s version of an international PARK(ing) Day with all sorts of imaginative installations popping up.

Artists, architects, students, businesses, creative people and various workplaces have created pieces around the central city, forming a walk from the Railway Station to Cuba Street including: Bunny, Featherston, Waring Taylor, Johnston, Victoria, Wakefield, lower Cuba and Dixon streets and The Terrace and Swan Lane.

Wellington Sculpture Trust chair Sue Elliott says the number of entries has been overwhelming.

 “We were looking for temporary installations that were creative and innovative to enliven our cityscape for one day, and provoke discussion.”

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event that started in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco.

To make it easy, at every PARK a map will be available to take you on your PARK(ing) Day journey:
PARK(ing) Day Map (122KB PDF)

There will also be a peoples’ choice award for the day and the winner will receive $500.

You can vote:

  • online at The Dominion Post
  • by post - mail your choice to:
    Wellington Sculpture Trust
    PO Box 195
    Wellington 6140.