Art, music, film, talks, beer, wine, food, magick. We celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Rosaleen Norton’s birth with a night of witches. Cynthia Crosse (Ordo Templi Orientis) discusses Norton, and Pam Grossman, teacher of magic, Skypes in from New York. Plus performances from HEX and Mermaidens.
5–9.30pm Cash bar serving Tuatara beer, Seresin wine | Downstairs
5–9.30pm House of Dumplings delicious treats | Downstairs
5–10pm DJ B.Lo | Downstairs
5.30–6.45pm Pam Grossman in conversation with Gemma Gracewood, followed by Skype Q&A | Auditorium
7.15–8pm Cynthia Crosse talks about Rosaleen Norton, the 'witch of Kings Cross' | Auditorium
8.30pm HEX performance | Auditorium
9pm Mermaidens performance | Auditorium
Cynthia Crosse is a member of Ordo Templi Orientis, an international fraternal and religious organisation founded at the beginning of the 20th century. She will discuss the life and work of artist and witch Rosaleen Norton, the 'Witch of Kings Cross'.
New York-based Pam Grossman is an independent curator, writer, and teacher of magical practice and history. She is the creator of Phantasmaphile, a blog that specialises in art with an esoteric or fantastical bent, which she has maintained since 2005. Grossman is the author of What Is A Witch.
HEX draw on influences spanning classical to folk to punk to metal. Since late 2015, HEX have performed regularly throughout New Zealand.
Wellington band the Mermaidens formed in 2013, and have toured extensively with their unique sound that dips into influences of post-punk, grunge and gothic blues. They recently released their new album Perfect Body on Flying Nun Records.