A Waka Odyssey, Family, Free 23 Feb
As dusk falls, join a cast of thousands on Wellington’s stunning waterfront for the once-in-a-lifetime 2018 New Zealand Festival opening night event, Kupe.
Free, Visual Arts 25 Nov – 11 Mar
A thought-provoking and illuminating survey revealing one of New Zealand’s most innovative and subversive investigators of the possibilities of photography.
Artist Talks, Dance 23 – 25 Feb
Drawing on the rich inspiration of the film The Piano, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to stage the world premiere of this new full-length dance work by Jiří and Otto Bubeníček.
Dance, Family, Music, Theatre 23 Feb – 05 Mar
A multi-award-winning collaboration, Rushes is an inter-arts experience like no other. Immerse yourself in this unique show where live music gig meets art gallery meets theatre, dance and film.
Artist Talks, Dance 23 Feb
Discover what inspired the transformation of the much-loved, award-winning New Zealand film into The Piano: The Ballet in this free, public pre-show Artist Talk.
Free, Visual Arts 23 Feb – 08 Apr
This exhibition brings to light the risks that climate change presents to Pacific Island women and the issues we share as Pacific neighbours.
Visual Arts 10 Feb – 15 Apr
Discover the amazing secrets behind the world’s most famous painting.
Visual Arts 21 Feb – 15 Apr
Using the entire gallery as his stage, this new solo exhibition continues the artist's investigation into cinema and performance as mechanisms of violence and counterviolence.
Free, Visual Arts 21 Feb – 01 Jan
A major new public sculpture will be launched for the opening of the Festival, created by internationally recognised, Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson, and commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust.
A Waka Odyssey, Kupe Dreaming 21 – 23 Feb
This conference will bring together a broad range of voices on climate change – from the science to the impacts on policy and public implications.
Visual Arts 19 Feb – 25 Mar
For the first time in Wellington City, more than 50 works by the current winners and finalists of the Wallace Art Awards are on display.
Dance, NZ, SchoolFest, Workshop 22 – 27 Feb
Students can enjoy a dance workshop with Royal New Zealand Ballet dance educators inspired by the world-premiere production of The Piano: the ballet.
Visual Arts 19 – 31 Dec
A declaration. A treaty. A petition. Discover the signatures the shape New Zealand at the National Library
A Waka Odyssey, Family, Kupe Dreaming 23 Feb
A great gathering requires a great feast. Join friends and whānau for a traditional Māori hāngi meal and get ready to take in the Festival’s opening night extravaganza, Kupe.
Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts 23 Feb – 04 Mar
The Performance Arcade brings together Live Art, Music and Performance in a specially curated event on Wellington Waterfront. Its unique double story arrangement of shipping containers provides a temporary architecture for live music and new performance installations by NZ and International artists.