Tuatara Open Late: Art, music, film, talks, beer, wine, food.

Thursday 7 November, 5-10pm


Art, music, film, talks, beer, wine, and food. A changing programme of late-night events on the first Thursday of the month.

This month: investigative journalist Nicky Hager takes a look at the history of eavesdropping in New Zealand.

Jess Cornelius—New Zealand-born songwriter, singer and instrumentalist—performs live. Now based in LA, Cornelius grew up musically in Australia, where she released three critically acclaimed albums with her Melbourne-based project Teeth & Tongue.

Pip Adam and the City Gallery Book Club return with a reading list inspired by Eavesdropping. Panellists: Brannavan Gnanalingam (novelist and lawyer), Sue Orr (fiction writer and former journalist), and David Long (musician, composer and producer). All Book Club titles are available from the Gallery Shop. They will be discussing:

Catherine Chidgey The Beat of the Pendulum: A Found Novel // Italo Calvino A King Listens (from the collection Under the Jaguar Sun) // Eavesdropping: A Reader – edited by James Parker and Joel Stern // Behrouz Boochani No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison.

As always, our bar and galleries open at 5pm, there'll be Tuatara beers, Seresin Estate wine, supper treats for purchase from Taste of Morocco, and sounds from Radio Active DJ Pārū.


From 5pm: Galleries are open, DJ Pārū plays, our bar is open, and Taste of Morocco will serve dinner treats 6pm: City Gallery Book Club

7.30pm: Nicky Hager takes a look at the history of eavesdropping in New Zealand

8.45pm: Jess Cornelius performs live

10pm: Galleries close


  • Entry by donation


  • Thu 07 Nov


  • 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm


  • Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street
  • Wellington 6140