Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.

Dr Jennifer Kokai is an award-winning educator, playwright, scholar, and Director of School of Theatre and Dance, at University of South Florida. As a scholar, Kokai is recognized internationally for her work on tourism and performance, with a focus on themed and immersive entertainments. In 2017, she published the well-reviewed monograph Swim Pretty: Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Race, Gender, and Nature with Southern Illinois University press, and in 2019 co-edited the anthology, Performance and the Disney Theme Park Experience: The Tourist as Actor with Dr. Tom Robson of Millikin University.

Over the course of the exhibition Megan Dunn: The Mermaid Chronicles, Adam Art Gallery is screening a selection of films that celebrate, play with and reference the mermaid in popular culture and mythology. Each film will be prefaced by a conversation conducted between Megan Dunn and a special guest. Films screened with thanks to Aro Video.


  • Free


  • Wed 16 Nov


  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
  • Wellington 6012