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Past event

Tuatara Open Late: Cindy Sherman, Aldous Harding, City Gallery Book Club, Yvonne Todd, Ronnie van Hout

2 March 2017

Art, music, film, books, beer, wine and food.

Emily Perkins and the City Gallery Book Club discuss characterisation in the books I Love Dick by Chris Kraus, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Role Models by John Waters. Read the books ahead of time or just enjoy the lively conversation.

Artists Yvonne Todd and Ronnie van Hout explore dolls in relation to their own work—and life in general—with Chief Curator Robert Leonard.

Gothic-folk artist Aldous Harding performs live and the She Jays play Sherman-inspired tunes.

In association with Cindy Sherman.


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

5–9pm/9.40–10pm She Jays Live DJ set

5.30pm Exhibition tour of Cindy Sherman

6.30–7.30pm City Gallery Book Club with Emily Perkins, Victor Rodger, Jo Randerson, Kirsten McDougall

7.45–8.30pm Talk: Yvonne Todd, Ronnie van Hout and Robert Leonard

9–9.40pm Aldous Harding plays live

Gothic-folk artist Aldous Harding's performances have been described as 'striking that rare balance between fragility and full-blown possession' with sinister torch songs, gentle laments and eerie odes twisted by a touch of humour, hubris and quiet horror. Harding initially ignited interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago and has been working with award-winning producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) for her latest release Party. Recently signed to 4AD (ex-NZ)/Flying Nun (NZ), Harding's Tuatara Open Late performance at City Gallery will be her last in the country before she heads off on an extensive tour of Europe, America and Australasia.

Cash bar and food from House of Dumplings available all evening.