City Gallery

Past event

Tuatara Open Late: Modern Māori Quartet

6 July 2017

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

This month's line-up includes the launch celebration of Black Marks on the White Page, a collection of Oceanic stories for the twenty-first century edited by Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makereti.

Following the book launch, enjoy a live performance from the award-winning Modern Māori Quartet. Featuring James Tito, Matariki Whatarau, Maaka Pohatu and Francis Kora, the group are a Māori Ratpack with a contemporary twist. Weaving acting and music into healthy and hearty Māori storytelling with the Western tradition of showband entertainment.

Supper treats from Nam D and cash bar serving Tuatara beer, Seresin wine and Six Barrel Soda.


5–10pm Supper treats from Nam D and cash bar

5–8.30pm DJ B.Lo

6.30pm Book launch: Black Marks on the White Page edited by Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makereti. Introduced by Tina Makereti. Pati Solomona Tyrell performs FA'AAFA. Readings by Patricia Grace, Anahera Gildea and Victor Rodger.*

7.45pm Exhibition tour of Petra Cortright: RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME

8.30pm Modern Māori Quartet play live

9.15–10pm DJ B.Lo

Black Marks on the White Page is published by Penguin Random House New Zealand. The launch is supported by Toi Māori Aotearoa.

* Regrettably, Witi Ihimaera is no longer able to attend the launch.