Access, Family 01 – 11 Mar
If this is the future of digital technology, then we like it. More than just screens, this is pure artful inspiration where you make the magic. Come and play.
Theatre 07 – 11 Mar
Watch a home, brimming with the stuff of life, evolve before your very eyes on stage in this interactive art installation with a twist – created by multi-award-winning actor, illusionist and inventor Geoff Sobelle.
Circus, Dance, Family 08 – 11 Mar
Whisk the whole family away to a village in Vietnam at À Ố Làng Phố – a circus show of extraordinary feats and infectious fun.
Family, Music 10 – 11 Mar
For the first time ever, watch the original Star Wars: A New Hope with its spectacular Oscar-winning soundtrack performed live by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Access, Artist Talk, Theatre 07 – 11 Mar
Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s poetry becomes a fearless and enchanting piece of theatre under the direction of Anapela Polataivao and a cast of six powerful Pasefika actresses.
Festival Club, Writers & Readers 11 Mar
Join an eclectic group of writers and Wellington personalities to fondly and raucously “roast” Tom Scott.
Writers & Readers 07 – 11 Mar
Feast your eyes on the best independent photobook publishing from New Zealand and around the world.
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.
Free, Visual Arts 03 Mar – 15 Jul
Venice Biennale works by Michael Stevenson, Michael Parekowhai, Simon Denny and more.
Visual Arts 10 Feb – 15 Apr
Discover the amazing secrets behind the world’s most famous painting.
Free, Visual Arts 24 Feb – 24 Jun
How meaning and value are challenged through the often-surprising materials used in contemporary jewellery from Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
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 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.
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.
Free, Visual Arts 01 Mar – 27 May
The 15th annual Adam Portraiture Award – New Zealand's premier portrait competition – exhibits the best in contemporary painted portraiture.
A Waka Odyssey, Kupe Dreaming 24 Feb – 18 Mar
Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s Māori taonga or treasures and enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand’s Māori culture and traditions unique.
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.