Outdoor Artworks

On permanent display
in the Dowse Square

In addition to all of the artworks and exhibitions inside the museum, the Dowse Square and the area around the building is home to a number of public artworks that showcase the talents of local, and international artists.

Ronnie van Hout's Fallen Robot

"The Hutt was once a rich garden that was displaced by industry. The gardener became the factory worker. The original concept of the robot came from the factory worker." ——Ronnie van Hout

John Reynolds' Tree Rooms

Tree rooms are rooms made from trees, living sculptures that you can sit inside. Artist John Reynolds has described his planting as "the slowest artworks in New Zealand" with a 50 year life span until they reach full size.

Simon Morris' Rainscreen

The perforated aluminium screens on the façade of The Dowse are an artwork by Wellington artist Simon Morris.