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Tuatara Open Late: Night of the Witch

5 October 2017

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.


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