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Tuatara Open Late: Eavesdropping, Lake South & More

Tuatara Open Late: Eavesdropping, Lake South & More

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  • Thu 3 Oct, 5:00pm – 10:00pm


City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

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

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.

As always, our bar and galleries open at 5pm, there will be supper treats available for purchase from The Greek Food Truck, Tuatara Brewery beers, Seresin Estate wine, and sounds from DJ Antsman.

From 5pm: Exhibitions open, DJ Antsman, cash bar and dinner treats from the Greek Food Truck

6pm: Talk and Listen: Michael Green and Jon Tjhia from the Manus Recording Project Collective discuss the collection of audio diary entries sent from men detained on Manus Island, including Behrouz Boochani and Abdul Aziz Muhamat.

7pm: Exhibition tour: Eavesdropping and Split Level View Finder: Theo Schoon and New Zealand Art

7.30pm: Writers respond to Eavesdropping in this special LitCrawl Taster session

8.30pm: Lake South performs live

10pm: Galleries close

Entry by donation.
Eavesdropping is an ongoing collaboration by Liquid Architecture and Melbourne Law School.

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