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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.

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From 5pm RadioActive DJ Nam Chucks will start spinning, and a delicious selection of drinks from Tuatara, Matahiwi Estate, Almighty Drinks and mouth-wateringly good food by Taco Addicts will be available.

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

Be guided by one of our expert tour guides for a highlights tour of our current exhibitions, Memory Lines, Julia Morison: Ode to Hilma, Ahsin Ahsin: Turbo Croc 2.0 and Michael Mahne Lamb: Through Points.

Listen to artist Hōhua Thompson (Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Rangiwewehi) for an Illustrated Lecture, which explores the power of generational knowledge transmission, storytelling and kaitiakitanga. Thompson creates installation, sculpture and performance works that address the cultural hybridity experienced by Māori people in contemporary culture.

Immerse yourself in Pyramid Club: Chasms, Beasts as musicians Nell Thomas, Daniel Beban, Bek Coogan, Jonny Marks and Cory Champion open a portal of sonic alchemy with a new long-form composition which responds to the themes and idea in Julia Morison’s exhibition Ode to Hilma.

During the performance, you are invited to delve deeper and experience the encounter in new ways through meditative drawing exercises facilitated by artist Josie Connor. All materials will be provided, brought to you with the support of Gordon Harris.

Hear 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.

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

Thursday 6 June, 5pm-10pm | $10 pre-sale | $12 door sales

5.00pm-8.00pm RadioActive DJ: Nam Chucks

5.30pm-9.00pm Creative Camp: Collage

5.30pm Late Tour: Memory Lines

6.00pm Hōhua Thompson Illustrated Lecture

6.00pm-8.00pm Pyramid Club Presents: Chasms, Beasts

7.00pm Art Bites Tour: Turbo Croc 2.0

7.30pm Foreigners Everywhere: Outtakes from Venice

8.00pm Art Bites Tour: Through Points

8.00pm-10.00pm Live Music: Eastern Sound Collective

9.00pm Late Tour: Ode to Hilma


  • $10 pre-sale | $12 door sales


  • Thu 06 Jun


  • 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm


  • Te Ngākau Civic Square
  • 101 Wakefield St
  • Wellington 6140