Music, Festival Club 17 – 18 Mar
Born out of jazz school, the gifted Drax Project have grown from a music students’ busking project into one of the hottest tickets in town.
Festival Club 17 Mar
With his first recorded comedy album under his belt and a winning stage presence, Georgio will have you in stitches.
ANDERSON & ROE
Music 17 Mar
Pianists Anderson & Roe are as much at home with Daft Punk as they are with Mozart. For their New Zealand premiere, this dynamic duo pairs Bernstein with The Beatles, Gluck with John Adams. It’s
PETER AND THE WOLF
Family, Access, Theatre, Music 14 – 18 Mar
Peter is not supposed to leave his grandfather’s house. There are wolves lurking in the forest and it’s not safe. Follow Peter as he travels deep into the woods, vanquish your fear, but don’t look behind you ...
Music, Artist Talks 16 – 17 Mar
Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos whose keys tap dance ghostly toccatas. Welcome to Mechanical Ballet, a brave new world where self-playing instruments rule.
Theatre 16 – 18 Mar
Based on the experiences of children who lived through the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, this thrilling, moving and surprisingly humorous drama portrays extreme events but through a child’s eyes.
OrphEus – a dance opera
dance, Artist Talks, Music 16 – 17 Mar
Revel in the world premiere of this richly layered, epic dance work from one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed choreographers, Michael Parmenter, inspired by the myth and music of Greek hero Orpheus.
SWAN LAKE / LOCH NA hEALA
dance, Artist Talk, Theatre 14 – 17 Mar
An extraordinary adaptation of the beloved classic. Soaring dance, boundary-busting theatre and song combine with live Irish folk music with a Nordic noir twist.
ARTIST TALK: OrphEus – a dance opera
dance, Artist Talks, Music 17 Mar
Hear how the myth and music of Orpheus inspired Michael Parmenter's new epic Orpheus – a dance opera in this free, public pre-show Artist Talk.
WOMEN AT THE FRONTLINE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN VANUATU
Visual Arts, Free 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.
THIS IS NEW ZEALAND
Visual Arts, Free 03 Mar – 15 Jul
Venice Biennale works by Michael Stevenson, Michael Parekowhai, Simon Denny and more.
THE SECRETS OF MONA LISA
Visual Arts 10 Feb – 15 Apr
Discover the amazing secrets behind the world’s most famous painting.
LUKE WILLIS THOMPSON
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.
RUTH WATSON: OTHER WORLDS
Visual Arts, Free 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.
ADAM PORTRAITURE AWARD 2018
Visual Arts, Free 01 Mar – 27 May
The 15th annual Adam Portraiture Award – New Zealand's premier portrait competition – exhibits the best in contemporary painted portraiture.
Māori Highlights Tour
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.