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Family Day: Saturday 30 October, 11am – 4pm

Family Day: Saturday 30 October, 11am – 4pm | Free

Fun art activities for the whole whānau on the first weekend of the school holidays. Explore our exhibitions, catch film screenings, draw, look and make.
The line up includes:

• Flash fiction fairytales from LitCrawl writers Jo Randerson, Sacha Cotter, Jonny Potts and Chris Tse | 12pm and 2pm

• Witchy storytime with LaQuisha St Redfern: Books include Room on the Broom, The Witch in the Cherry Tree, The Witch at the Wellington Library and The Dark | 11am, 1pm and 3pm

• Story starter activity cards designed by illustrator Josh Morgan | ALL DAY

• Creative collage inspired by John Stezaker: Lost World | ALL DAY

• Short films from Square Eyes Film Foundation in the Auditorium | 11.30am, 12,30pm, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Tuatara Open Late: Night of the Witch

Thursday 5 October, 5 – 10pm | Free

Art, music, film, talks, beer, wine, food, magick. We celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Rosaleen Norton’s birth with a night of witches. Cynthia Crosse (Ordo Templi Orientis) discusses Norton, and Pam Grossman, teacher of magic, Skypes in from New York. Plus live performances from Hex and Mermaidens.

Weekend Exhibition Tours

Saturdays and Sundays until 19 November, 12.15pm | Free

Get more out of your visit with an introductory tour of our current exhibitions. Meet in the main foyer

Exhibitions | Free entry

Occulture: The Dark Arts
Until 19 November

The exhibition highlights the age-old connection between art and the occult. It brings together 60 works by contemporary and historic artists, local and international, that explore occult powers, rituals and symbols.

Colonial Sugar

Until 19 November

Colonial Sugar refers to the dark history of Australia's nineteenth century sugar-slave trade. It features an installation by Jasmine Togo-Brisby and photographs by Tracey Moffatt.

John Stezaker: Lost World

Until 19 November

Known for his distinctive, often deceptively simple collages, UK artist Stezaker’s Lost World includes 40 collages, along with five sculptures and a video Crowd, which presents thousands of populous film stills, twenty-four per second, in a bewildering blur.


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