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

This May, as we cruise into the dark heart of winter, frightening birds are taking wing.

Watch The Bird Game, followed by Confessions of a Crow, where writers Marina Warner, Charlie Fox, and James Bridle, artist Lindsey Mendick, and composer Oliver Coates dissect it.

In the gallery's Education Studio, make your own delightfully wicked collage, slicing talons and tails, antlers, and hoofs to create your own wicked tale of transformation.

Later, poets—Rhys Feeney, Anna Jackson, Jackson Nieuwland, and Emma Shi—respond to CREATURE, introduced by MC Chris Tse.

Last but not least, swell to haunting melodies from up-and-coming Poneke-based singer-songwriter Zö.

Plus RadioActive DJ, supper treats from Taco Addict Food Truck, and cash bar with Tuatara beers and Seresin wines.


5pm Exhibitions open

6–8pm Make a collage

6pm Aaron Lister and Chelsea Nichols’s lecture ‘Come Play with Us, Forever and Ever and Ever’

7pm Simnett screening The Bird Game and Confessions of a Crow

7.45pm Poets respond to CREATURE

8.30pm Zö

The gallery advise booking in case there’s a shift in alert levels.

As always, City Gallery's bar and galleries open at 5pm, there will be Tuatara beers, Seresin Estate wine, supper treats from Taco Addict Food Truck and sounds from a RadioActive DJ.


  • Koha


  • Thu 06 May


  • 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm


  • Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street
  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington