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

Thursday 3 October, 5-10pm


This month: Michael Green and Jon Tjhia Manus Recording Project Collective introduce and share recordings from the Eavesdropping audio archive of life in limbo on Manus Island. The archive is built from 10-minute recordings sent daily from six men detained by the Australian government on Manus Island: Farhad Bandesh, Behrouz Boochani, Samad Abdul, Shamindan Kanapathi, Kazem Kazemi and Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Michael Green and Jon Tjhia are in Wellington as part of Te Whare Hēra Eavesdropping Residency.

In a special LitCrawl taster session, writers offer their creative responses to the exhibition Eavesdropping. Hear new writing from novelists Annaleese Jochems and Catherine Robertson, and poets Nikki Lee Birdsey and Ruby Solly. Chaired by Claire Mabey (Verb/LitCrawl).

Plus a live performance from ‘sentimental synth-pop’ producer and songwriter Lake South.

Bar and galleries open at 5pm, there will be supper treats available for purchase from The Greek Food Truck, Tuatara beers, Seresin Estate wine, and sounds from Radio Active DJ Antsman.


  • Entry by donation


  • Thu 03 Oct


  • 5:00 pm — 10:00 pm


  • Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street
  • Wellington 6140