Get on your glad rags for an evening for film, fashion and music


Media Release: October, 2014. 

Tuatara Open Late, Thursday 6 November from 5-10pm 

Tuatara Open Late takes place on the first Thursday of every month with a changing programme of after-dark events, cash bar and supper treats.

City Gallery Wellington invites you to put your most fashionable foot forward for a stellar line-up including film, fashion, art and music. Headlining the evening is Advanced Style, the story behind the fashion blog that became an international sensation. This charming documentary paints intimate and colourful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging and our increasing obsession with youth. To accompany the screening, we’ll be holding a best-dressed competition, so be sure to put you glad-rags on.

In association with our exhibition Ralph Hotere:Godwit/kuaka, we're delighted to be screening Ralph Hotere (1974). Director Sam Pillsbury's highly praised documentary captures Hotere's painting techniques and the art scene of the time.

Also, November’s Open Late will be the last after-dark chance to see William Kentridge’s spectacular video installation, The Refusal of Time.

Timetable of events:

5.00-10.00pm - Cash bar, House of Dumplings and music from DJ B.Lo

5.30pm - Exhibition Tour, meet at the main desk and join our host for a tour of current works

6.00pm - Ralph Hotere (1974) – This 30 minute documentary captures the much loved artist at work

7.00pm - Best Dressed – prior to the screening of Advanced Style, take part in the best-dressed competition judged by Wellington’s Kate Bryant (Ziggurat) and Chrissy O (Hunters and Collectors).

7.30pm - Advanced Style (82 mins). Bookings Essential via (max of four seats per booking)

Seresin wine, Quartz Reef bubbles, Tuatara beer and Six Barrel soda available for purchase along with tasty treats from House of Dumplings

This will be the last Open Late for the year. We take a break over summer and return Thursday 5 February 2015.

Film Screening: Advanced Style

Advanced Style Film: Featurette

DJ B.Lo peforms at Tuatara Open Late