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Whatungarongaro Te Tangata, Toitū te Whenua | As people come and go, the land remains

Join us for a free, adults only late-night event to explore Tēnei Papa Tīoi | This Swaying Earth – a suite of exhibitions where artists and makers express their relationship to the world.

Join us for live music, a cash bar, workshops, performances and talks after dark.

DJ – Awa Randall, 7-9:45pm

Relax to this serene mix of jazz melodies and Aotearoa roots

Ten-minute talks, 7 - 8pm

Hear from artists and natural history experts in conversation with curators of Tēnei Papa Tīoi| This Swaying Earth.

Speakers: Exhibition artists Karl Fritsch, Raewyn Atkinson, Joe Sheehan, Chris Charteris, and Lead Curator of Invertebrates, Julia Kasper.

Cyanotype workshop with The Handmade Darkroom Collective, 7.30 – 10pm

Use one of the oldest photographic printing processes to create your own cyanotype print from a native plant.

Under the microscope

Kōrero: Kōrero with Wayne Barrar, 7:30-8pm

In Mai i te Pūranga Kōata | From the Glass Archive, photographer Wayne Barrar delved into a ‘glass archive’ of silica skeleton fossils of diatoms and other micro-organisms to explore its microscopic wonders.

Barrar discusses his role as an artist at the intersection of nature and culture.

Workshop: Microscope and drawing, 8 – 10pm

See some of our native plant specimens in a whole new way – under a microscope! Make a drawing inspired by these mesmerising microreproductions.    


Kōrero: Connection to whenua as advocacy, 8 – 9pm

How does whenua evoke empathy for the environment and its people? Can connecting to whenua through artistic practice be seen as a form of advocacy?

Kauae Raro Research Collective and artist Selina Ershardi discuss.

Performance by Mara TK, 9:45-10:30pm                                                                                                                                                        

Immerse yourself in a musical journey that connects human relationship with nature.

Celebrated Aotearoa artist Mara TK performs a collaborative soundscape experience in response to Tēnei Papa Tīoi | This Swaying Earth.

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