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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

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. 

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Event Partners

Pyramid Club Presents: Chasms, Beasts  

Join Pyramid Club musicians Nell Thomas, Daniel Beban, Bek Coogan, Jonny Marks and Cory Champion as they open a portal of sonic alchemy over the course of two hours through Chasms, Beasts; a new long-form composition which responds to the themes and idea in Julia Morison’s exhibition Ode to Hilma. During the performance, delve deeper through meditative drawing exercises facilitated by artist Josie Connor. All materials will be provided.

Brought to you with the support of Gordon Harris. 

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 Tour: Memory Lines 


Join our expert tour guide for a highlights tour of our ground floor exhibition Memory LinesFeaturing artwork by Fiona Clark, Kirtika Kain, Rozana Lee, Sriwhana Spong and Hōhua Thompson, the exhibition asks us to consider the relationship between memory, knowledge, and art-making. Spend time with selected artworks in the exhibition as we delve into each artists’ work and what drives the ideas that inform their practices.  


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Thur 6 June, 5pm-10pm

$10 pre-sale | $12 door sales



First making its grand debut on a Thursday in June 2014, we’ve since thrilled audiences with 76 spectacular Tuatara Open Lates. Now, back by popular demand, this blockbuster edition is one not to be missed! Join us for a night of celebration and immerse yourself in an electrifying programme of after-dark delights.


RadioActive DJ: Nam Chucks 


Nam Chucks is a regular selector for Homebass on RadioActive.FM, and has also graced the tables for Newtown Sound, Third Eye Hi-Fi, The Session, Strictly 138, Taniwhas Den, Momentum Crew, Surface Pressure, Mayhem Soundsystem, Section 9, Further Sound and Eastern Sound Collective. Performing a range of music from roots reggae to dub, eastern-influenced vibes and a whole lot more, with a deep appreciation and respect for Soundsystem culture, Nam Chucks is continually repping for wāhine to create magical and conscious sound vibrations. 


Art Bites Tour: Turbo Croc 2.0 

Join our expert tour guide for an introduction to the big street NRG in Ahsin Ahsin’s exhibition Turbo Croc 2.0. A graphic celebration of Ahsin’s current practice, the exhibition reunites his ever-evolving entourage of ‘Croc’ characters, through a new mural work and a series of paintings which return to Ahsin’s interest in the vase form and its ability to hold stories. 

Creative Camp: Collage


Join artist James Graves for a Creative Camp Collage extravaganza.
Bring your collage masterpiece to life in this fun and accessible workshop. We invite you to remix images from the past and weave a brighter future together. All materials will be provided. 

Brought to you with the support of Gordon Harris.

Hōhua Thompson Illustrated Lecture


Working with cultural heritage and material gained from his tūpuna, Hōhua Thompson (Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Rangiwewehi) creates installation, sculpture and performance works that address the cultural hybridity experienced by Māori people in contemporary culture. Join us for this illustrated lecture by the artist which explores the power of generational knowledge transmission, storytelling and kaitiakitanga.  

Foreigners EverywhereOuttakes from Venice

Foreigners Everywhere,
Strangers Everywhere,
Everyone everywhere all at once.

Join Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi) and Israel Randell (Rarotonga, Tainui, Ngāti Kahungunu) as they reflect on their experiences of Venice, celebrate Golden Lion winners Mataaho and talk about learning from within the Biennale machine. Matariki and Israel participated at this year’s Biennale for the (re)situate programme hosted by Australian Arts Council in partnership with Creative New Zealand. 

Art Bites Tour: Through Points   


Te Whanganui-a-Tara artist Michael Mahne Lamb (Ngāti Kahungunu) uses photography to explore the ways we experience the built environment and its state of constant flux and transformation. Join our expert tour guide to learn more about Mahne Lamb’s exhibition Through Points that pushes the material, physical, and perceptual boundaries of the photographic medium through a series of wall and floor-based encounters. 

Late Tour: Ode to Hilma    


Join our expert tour guide for a tour of Julia Morison’s exhibition Ode to Hilma. 
Created in extended response to the work of Hilma af Klint, Morison’s artistic exploration probes into the ways that meaning can be shaped and reconfigured through the use of symbolic materials. Staged in the same gallery space that af Klint’s ‘ten largest’ were exhibited in 2021-22, Ode to Hilma invites a consideration of thematic resonances between these two distinctive artists.

Eat, Drink & Shop at Open Late 

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 Taco Addicts.

The Gallery Shop boasts a selection of award-winning art and design books, activities and toys for creative kids, New Zealand–made homewares and jewelry, plus much more—all carefully selected for the art-and-design-lover who loves to shop. You’ll feel good about your purchases too, as all proceeds help support the Gallery’s exhibitions and events programme.

Live Music: Eastern Sound Collective 


Eastern Sound Collective are a network of musicians of Eastern, Asian, and South Asian ethnic heritage based in Pōneke Wellington. Established in 2020 with the aim to develop better cultural representation within the country’s music industry and support each other's work, their podcast series Eastern Sounds Stories, won the NZ On Air Outstanding Music Journalism award at the Taite Music Prize in 2023.  

Join Eastern Sound Collective in the Hancock Foyer for a series of captivating performances by Terry Liu, Miss Leading and hara
 and featuring special guests Arindam Sen, Karnan Saba and Harshaa Prasad.