Halfway down Allen Street, nestled within the epicentre of Wellington’s cultural quarter, you’ll find ORA Gallery – home to one of the city’s best collections of contemporary New Zealand Art & Design. Situated just meters from vibrant Courtenay Place, ORA is home to a diverse range of work by some of this country’s most exceptional artists.
ORA Gallery was established in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) in 2004.
Marissa started as the Gallery Manager in 2006 where she brought with her a passion for interiors and an extensive knowledge of artwork framing. Collaborating with talented Aotearoa based creatives became a true passion for Marissa over the next few years. This resulted in her purchasing the gallery in April 2011 when her youngest child was just 6 months old!
Marissa continues to maintain her dedication to ORA's established client base while working closely with our artists to share their journeys, stories, and vision. ORA's philosophy is to support New Zealand artists and craftspeople while bringing affordable art into the lives of all our clients and visitors. This is integral to ORA Gallery's unique culture and is supported through exceptional customer service of our close-knit team.
Our collection is constantly being updated with original Art, Sculpture, Glass & Ceramic objects, Jewellery, Pounamu (Greenstone), Gifts... and much more!
We are a proud locally owned small business.
Thank you for continuing to support our Aotearoa artists, designers & craftspeople.
Nga mihi nui