Sculpture Terrace 

Paul Cullen, A Garden, 2009

From 2001– 2010, the Sculpture Terrace on Level 6 has provided a unique outdoor site for exhibitions at Te Papa. These exhibitions featured ambitious new work by contemporary New Zealand and international artists made in response to the site, with its dramatic views of Wellington city and harbour.

In 2011, Sculpture Terrace exhibitions will be suspended while Te Papa undertakes a strategic review of its exhibition spaces, but you can explore some of the intriguing and challenging works that have enlivened the Sculpture Terrace in recent years.

Learn more about recent projects

A Garden, by Paul Cullen on video

Paul Cullen speaking of his project, A Garden Hear Paul Cullen talking about his work, A Garden.
(Youtube video)

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A loss, again, by Ronnie van Hout

Ronnie van Hout continues his work addressing ideas of the ‘self’ – how it is formed, and expressed.
Learn more about A loss, again