Tuatara Open Late
After-hours music, talks and craft beer at the art gallery.
This month City Gallery Wellington welcomes back its after-hours event series for 2021.
Tuatara Open Late sees the contemporary gallery's exhibition halls stay open later than usual for a curated program of art, music, film, talks, beer, wine and food. For the February edition, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Andre Smith (Heavy Chest) will perform his undulating blend of bedroom beats, light melodies, and moody textures and tones.
At 6pm, a tour of the gallery's current exhibitions will take off before visitors are invited to create their own cyanotype print in the education studio. From 6–8pm, watch Hannah Salmon make a crazily detailed drawing of lichen while connected to Simon Ingram's painting machine, 'Monadic Device', and then sit down for a panel discussion with Emalani Case, Janine Randerson and Olivier Gasser in response to City Gallery's current shows.
Throughout the evening, visitors can enjoy DJ Dan Aikido and enjoy supper treats from Taco Addicts. The cash bar will be pouring drops from Tuatara and Seresin Estate.
Image: Elias Rodriguez, City Gallery.