Autumn's epic events

Make the most of the crisp, clear days and starry nights. Get along to Wellington's unmissable events – from hitting it out of the park to the fanciest Gala Ball, there's something for everyone this autumn.

Lisa Reihana: in Pursuit of Venus [infected]

15 Oct 2021 – 31 Jul 2022

Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected] is a retort to the French scenic wallpaper, Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique produced by Joseph Dufour in 1804. Dufours’ original wallpaper reflected a widespread fascination with the Pacific voyages undertaken by Captain Cook, de Bougainville and de la Pérouse.

200 years later in Aotearoa, Lisa Reihana employs 21st century digital technologies to bring the scenic wallpaper to life with the sights and sounds of cross-cultural exchange, cultural ceremonies and dance. in Pursuit of Venus [infected] is a vast panorama populated by people drawn from across Aotearoa, Australia, the Pacific and Europe.

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