City Gallery

Past event

Tuatara Open Late: Terminal

3 December 2020

Art, music, film, talks, beer, wine, and food. Celebrate the return of Open Late—our changing programme of late-night events on the first Thursday of the month—our first since lockdown.

Space in the Gallery is limited. Come early to avoid disappointment or reserve your spot via the event pages for Requiem for an Airport, the Christina Barton Billy Apple® Life/Work Book Launch, and Itinerarium


At 6pm, we launch Tina Barton’s book Billy Apple® Life/Work, chronicling the pop-conceptual artist’s sixty-year career. Barton discusses this epic project with Chief Curator Robert Leonard. We will also screen Neon Dreams, a 1966 experimental documentary on the new phenomenon of light art in New York in the late sixties, by British filmmaker Midge MacKenzie. Thanks to Auckland University Press and Ngā Taonga.

At 7.15pm, writers Steve Braunias, Rajorshi Chakraborti, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Jordan Hamel, and Melissa Laing deliver Requiem for an Airport—in response to our show Terminal.

At 8.30pm, local sound artists—Emma Bernard (Ludus), Dugal McKinnon, Jim Murphy, Thomas Voyce (Rhombus Productions), Sonya Waters, and Jack Woodbury—present Itinerarium, paying homage to Brian Eno’s Music for Airports and offering an auditory portal into Terminal.

Throughout the evening, enjoy DJ Dan Aikido (Radio Active, The Jewel School) and observe Simon Ingram’s painting machine Monadic Device make a new work. Bar closes at 9:30.

With support from Tuatara, Seresin Estate, and RadioActive.



5–10pm: Exhibitions open, DJ Dan Aikido (Radio Active, The Jewel School)

5–9.30pm: Supper treats from House of Dumplings and cash bar

6pm:  Billy Apple ® Life/Work by Christina Barton, Book Launch.

7.15pm: Requiem for an Airport: Steve Braunias, Rajorshi Chakraborti, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Jordan Hamel, and Melissa Laing.

8.30pm: Itinerarium: live music performances by some of New Zealand’s finest sound-based artists in response to Terminal.