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Past event

Tuatara Open Late

6 May 2021

If Wellington is at Alert Level 2, we will be able to present some—but not all—events from our Open Late line up with hygiene and social distancing measures in place. We advise booking in case there’s a shift in alert levels. Stay tuned for updates.  

Art, music, film, beer, wine, and food. A changing programme of late-night events on the first Thursday of the month.  

This May, as we cruise into the dark heart of winter, frightening birds are taking wing.

In our Education Studio, make your own delightfully wicked collage, slicing talons and tails, antlers, and hoofs to create your own wicked tale of transformation.

Later, poets—Rhys Feeney, Ash Davida Jane, Jackson Nieuwland, Anna Jackson, and Emma Shi—respond to compelling artistic themes, introduced by MC Chris Tse. 

Last but not least, swell to haunting melodies from up-and-coming Poneke-based singer-songwriter 

Plus RadioActive DJ, supper treats from Taco Addict Food Truck, and cash bar with Tuatara beers and Seresin wines. 


5pm Exhibitions open
6pm Every Artist exhibition tour
6–8pm Make a collage
6-9pm Take a photo and make your own badge with The Amazing Travelling Photo Booth
7.45pm Poets response

We advise booking in case there’s a shift in alert levels. 

As always, our bar and galleries open at 5pm, there will be Tuatara beers, Seresin Estate wine, supper treats from Taco Addict Food Truck and sounds from a RadioActive DJ.