City Gallery

Past event

Tuatara Open Late

4 March 2021


Due to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions, Tuatara Open Late on Thursday 4 March will have restricted capacity and booking is required. There are two session times available, from 5 to 8pm (SOLD OUT) and 8 to 9pm (Monadic Device),. You can to book for both sessions (separately).

City Gallery remains open under Covid-19 Alert Level 2. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is very important to us so we continue to follow Ministry of Health advice and guidelines around physical distancing, hygiene, visitor numbers and contact tracing. All visitors are asked to stay home if they are feeling unwell, to maintain physical distancing while in City Gallery and are required to complete contract tracing upon entering via the NZ COVID Tracer app or manually. Learn more.

This month, don’t miss the first chance to explore our new exhibition Marianna Simnett: CREATURE. Simnett has gained global attention for her visceral, theatrical video works, which draw on storytelling and folklore conventions. Simnett’s wicked tales of transformation are not for the fainthearted!

At 6pm, get your pulse excited by Bodily Exchanges: Blondes, Beasts, and Body Swaps. This short illustrated lecture by Erin Harrington delves into women, identity, and bodies in horror. Caution: may be creepy.

At 7pm, Pip Adam and the City Gallery Book Club return with a reading list inspired by Marianna Simnett: CREATURE, monsters, and modern fairytales. It features artist and poet Sam Duckor-Jones, author Erin Harrington, and author Rebecca Hawkes.

Also, in a moment of total meta-ness, illustrator and author of This Is not a Pipe, Tara Black, will be in the audience illustrating this session of City Gallery Book Club Monster Mash.

From 8pm, enjoy a last look through our upstairs exhibitions before they close this weekend, and see Monadic Device in action.

Please note that due to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions food and drink will not be available, and the previously advertised Moniker-Ingram Studio Session and Radio Active DJ Miss Juliet have unfortunately been cancelled.



5pm Galleries open

6pm Bodily Exchanges: Blondes, Beasts and Body Swaps, a short illustrated lecture by Erin Harrington

7pm Book Club Monster Mash

7.30pm Monadic Device activation

9pm Galleries close