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.
Access, Family, Music, Theatre 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 ...
Festival Club, Music 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.
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 17 Mar – 08 Jul
A celebration of the role the Pacific Sisters collective has played in giving voice and visibility to Māori and Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.
Free, Visual Arts 17 Mar – 31 Dec
An exploration of how abstract shape, colour and pattern have captured our imaginations in the Pacific, featuring a new immersive commission by Tiffany Singh.
Free, Visual Arts 17 Mar – 22 Jul
“Just because it’s jewellery doesn’t mean we have to clam up and be well-behaved.”
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 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.