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Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home

Sketch & Paint: Native Botanicals


Ayesha Green’s paintings abound with botanical imagery. Drop-in and get hands-on with this activity inspired by the works in Folk Nationalismby sketching and painting botanical studies of native rākau and ferns.
Limited watercolour paint and materials are provided. Feel free to bring your own materials (dry media only please).  

Brought to you with the support of Gordon Harris.

The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?

Everyday Mysticism: Artists Respond 


Sculptor Glen Hayward’s practice brings the everyday into the gallery in profound and absurd ways. Reconsidering familiar objects is a concern shared by other artists. Join us as they discuss their practices and why they find commonplace objects compelling. 

© 2022 City Gallery Wellington 

Event Partners

Live Music: E.U.G.  


End the night with the rousing post-punk of E.U.G. Usually heard in only the darkest sweatboxes of Wellington’s underground scene, E.U.G.’s frenetic, deliciously heavy sonics and potently tense lyricism will raise every hair on the back of your neck.

Made up of local musicians Jordy Edwards (Mother’s Dearest) Frazer Charlton (Mother’s Dearest, Goya), Laura Robinson (Soft Plastics) and Lucas Donnell (Goya), this is one performance not to be missed. 

Doors to the auditorium open at 8.30pm. Spaces are limited and there is no assigned seating, arrive early to avoid disappointment.  

Urn (Live)


Sonic artists Thomas Carroll (Ngati Maru, Hauraki) and Rob Tyler respond to the themes of Matarau. Fusing taonga pūoro and modular synthesis, they incorporate rongoā plants as a modulation source, to create works inspired by Māori philosophy, cosmology and experimental noise music.  

IMAGE Glen Hayward: Wish You Were Here City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi 2022. Photo Elias Rodriguez.


Late TourNew Season Highlights 


Join our expert tour guide for a highlights tour of our new season exhibitions; Ngahuia Harrison: Coastal Cannibals and Archive: alter / image. Spend time with selected artworks in each exhibition for insight into the artists’ work and what drives the ideas that inform their practices.  


Poets RespondBeauty Incarnate  


George Watson: Beauty Incarnate tweaks, rephrases and makes strange the material and subliminal nature of colonial inheritances to expose the persistence of Empire and unsettle its assumed position of authority.

Join Wahine Māori poets Kahu Kutia, Rangimarie Sophie Jolley, and Renae Williams as they offer responses to the exhibition. 


© 2023 City Gallery Wellington 

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Eat, Drink & Shop at Open Late 

City Gallery Wellington has you covered for a good night out at Open Late. Along with our exhibition and schedule of events you can grab a bite, or a drink, all while perusing the Gallery Shop.  

From 5.00pm grab a drink from our bar serving Tuatara beers, wines from Matahiwi Estate, and a range of non-alcoholic options from Almighty Drinks. Grab a bite from this month’s food truck Shouk Israeli Food Truck. 

The Gallery Shop boasts a selection of award-winning art and design books, activities, New Zealand–made homewares and jewellery, plus much more! You’ll feel good about your purchases too, as all proceeds help support the Gallery’s exhibitions and events programme. 

Tuatara Open Late

Thur 5 October, 4pm-10pm

$10 pre-sales | $12 door sales


Experience City Gallery Wellington after-hours with Open Late. Enjoy our changing programme of art, music, screenings, and talks on the first Thursday of the month.   

Start the evening with an insights tour of selected works from the new season of shows, expand your experience with Poets Respond: Beauty Incarnate' and dive into our drop-in watercolour painting session. End you night with the post-punk funk of E.U.G.  


Thursday 5 October, 4.00pm-10.00pm | $10 pre-sales | $12 door sales


Bar and Shouk Israeli Food Truck open


Sketch & Paint: Native Botanicals


Exhibition Tour: New Season Highlights 


Poets Respond: Beauty Incarnate 


Please consider supporting Open Late and our other progammes with a donation when you arrive.

Live Music: E.U.G.



DJ, Exhibitions and Shop Open

Art Bite Tour


Snappy and insightful, join us for this short tour where we take a closer look at an artwork or idea from our current exhibitions. One of our expert staff will offer this focused exploration that will fire your imagination and curiosity and leave you hungry for more.



Art Bite Tour