A unique experience to explore Wellington's cultural prescient after hours. Plan your walking route between the 12 galleries and pop-ups and take in multiple exhibitions in one evening.

Plan dinner and drinks along the way at one of the many restaurants and bars in the area and make an evening of it.


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Wellington’s dedicated visual arts festival, supported by Wellington City Council and the Blumhardt Foundation, returns for a third time – this time exploring textile art.

Following Fired Up Festival of Ceramics in 2020 and Face to Face Portrait Festival in 2021, a cohort of the city’s leading dealer and public galleries are collaborating once again to stage Threads Textiles Festival from 16–20 March.

From intricate embroidery to 1970s high fashion, psychedelic oriental rugs, Māori weaving, and Niuean barkcloth, Threads explores the diversity of textiles and the innovative ways practitioners are adapting centuries old traditions into contemporary artworks.

With more than 15 free exhibitions and a roster of workshops, talks and tours at venues spanning Lower Hutt, Petone, Thorndon and the central city, Threads sheds new night on contemporary textile practices in Aotearoa and beyond.


  • Sat 19 Mar


  • 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm


  • Lower Hutt
  • Petone
  • Thorndon
  • CBD