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Press Release – City Gallery Wellington
The first Tuatara Open Late of 2019 takes place this Thursday. Our free Weekend Exhibition Tours continue on Saturday, Sunday and Waitangi Day at 12.15pm.

Tuatara Open Late – Entry by donation
Thu 7 February, 5–10pm

The first Tuatara Open Late of 2019 takes place this Thursday and brings together a stellar panel discussing Can Music Be Political? This is your chance to have an after hours viewing of our summer exhibitions, see a live performance by Anthonie Tonnon, and lots more.

From 5pm Galleries open, cash bar, supper treats from La Boca Loca and Boquita.

6pm Fresh perspectives on From Scratch from composer and professor Eve de Castro-Robinson, composer and percussionist Gareth Farr, and sound artist and academic Dugal McKinnon.

7pm Exhibition tour.

7.30pm ‘Can Music be Political?’. Early members of From Scratch, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Don McGlashan and author and playwright Geoff Chapple are joined by writer and producer Gemma Gracewood and songwriter and singer Ria Hall, for a discussion chaired by critic and broadcaster Nick Bollinger.

8.45pm Anthonie Tonnon plays live.

Current Exhibitions – Free Entry

Cao Fei: #18
On now until Sun 10 March

Cao Fei is one of China’s leading contemporary artists. She dragged the art world into the virtual world with RMB City (2007–11), a virtual metropolis built and hosted on the online platform Second Life. Her work continues to explore the fluid boundaries between physical and virtual existence, especially as mediated by art, industry, and technology. Please see our website for screening schedule.


Yona Lee: In Transit
On now until Sun 24 March

Yona Lee makes large, maze-like installations. Hundreds of metres of stainless-steel pipe are cut and welded to form elaborate linear structures, bisecting and transforming gallery spaces and the activities that take place there. By incorporating a miscellany of surprising urban and domestic fixtures, Lee infuses her pipe structures with an everyday surrealism.


From Scratch: 555 Moons
On now until Sun 10 March

From Scratch is New Zealand’s best-known art/music ensemble. Formed in 1974, by Philip Dadson, it draws on aspects of experimental, minimal, and non-Western musics, and on Fluxus, minimal art, and post-object art. From Scratch is known for its invented instruments, its utopian egalitarian politics, and its engagement with the sounds and rhythms of the Pacific.


City Gallery – Te Ngākau Civic Square | 101 Wakefield Street | PO Box 893 | Wellington 6140 |

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