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B&B in Gallery 4

QT Wellington describes itself as a cultural playground built on a wonderfully eccentric, largely New Zealand art collection, and it celebrates creativity for its guests.

Last year the hotel invited artists to create in-room artworks for the wall space behind the bed-heads of their new guest rooms as part of the Gallery 4 project.

New Plymouth-born Wellington artist Dside was the first artist to make his mark. His street art style covers the bed-head wall and snakes out onto the balcony. Of the collaboration with QT Dside says, ‘They have a great collection in their building. I’m aware of how much they have supported and encouraged the fine arts community and was happy to be involved.’

As well as creating the initial work, Dside was also on the panel that selected the artists for the other rooms. The standard of responses to an open call for submissions was so high that QT engaged 19 artists, rather than the nine they intended. Dside says that proposed work spanned a wide range of aesthetics. All 25 rooms on Level 4 became a canvas for original artwork, on the walls, balconies, ceilings, wherever the artists chose to point a paintbrush, camera or spray-can.

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