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Past event

Tuatara Open Late: French for Rabbits

3 August 2017

Art, music, films, books, wine, beer, food.

This month's line-up includes a live performance from French for Rabbits and a performance from Footnote New Zealand Dance. Designers and writers talk about their favourite Martino Gamper chair. It is also the last chance to see Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days and Petra Cortright: RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME after dark.

We are supporting the #reactivate Radio Active campaign. Half the donations from our August Open Late will be donated to the #reactivate campaign. So give generously.


5–10pm see art after dark. Exhibitions Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days and Petra Cortright: RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME open

5–9.30pm Cash bar serving Tuatara beer and Seresin wine

5–10pm Food by House of Dumplings

5–8.30pm / 9.15–10pm DJ Don Luchito plays throughout the evening

6.30–7.15pm Talk: My Favourite Martino Gamper Chair with designers and writers Katie Lockhart (Everyday Needs), Simon Farrell-Green (Home magazine), Jen Archer-Martin (Massey University) and Tim Gittos (Space Craft Architects)

7.15pm Footnote New Zealand Dance performance

8.30–9.15pm Music performance by French for Rabbits

Footnote New Zealand Dance perform Tomorrow After All by Joshua Rutter. The company are fresh off the plane from Berlin, where they have been re-working Tomorrow After All especially for performance in galleries. The choreographer describes how the work 'privileges sensation over sense. Take time to soak up the slowly evolving atmosphere, or return periodically to see what has changed, the choice is yours'.

French for Rabbits is the project of New Zealand musician Brooke Singer and band. They formed in 2011, when Singer and guitarist John Fitzgerald began writing and recording lo-fi demos of ambient dream-folk in the small coastal township of Waikuku Beach. Now Wellington-based, they are joined by drummer Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (Glass Vaults), and multi-instrumentalists Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots) and Penelope Esplin (Prophet Hens).