Art After Hours


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Grab your friends and head to Art After Hours – a special, one-off evening of food, drinks, art and entertainment inspired by our major exhibition, Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys.

Kick back in our pop-up Spanish courtyard with live music and dance performances featuring four-piece Latin band, Matecito; Maria Elena of Flamenco NZ; and Dancing with The Stars champion, Aaron Gilmore with Sonia Hems, NZ and international Salsa & Latin dance champion.

Listen to senior curator Mary Kisler give an illustrated talk on Frances Hodgkins’ travels through Spain and Ibiza, and discover how to quick-sketch with artist Tony McNeight or take part in a still-life drawing class with artist and tutor, Gerry Copas. Don’t miss choreographed dance performances inspired, too, by the artworks in the exhibition.

Indulge throughout the night with hearty eats and sweet treats from Jess’ Underground Kitchen and try out the bespoke cocktails available to purchase from our bar.

Art After Hours entry includes access to the ticketed exhibition Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys – which also features artwork by Picasso, Monet, Degas and more – and to all current Gallery exhibitions, including Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism! Before you leave, check out our limited-time Pop-Up Shop featuring the Frances Hodgkins Framed by Karen Walker range of garments and travel accessories.

Art After Hours is presented as part of Elemental AKL. This event is limited capacity and we recommend booking in advance.

“An absolute NZ icon. Must see - all condensed in one fantastic venue” – visitor comment.

 “Go and discover a piece of little known NZ history. Frances is yet another inspirational NZ woman” – visitor comment.

“A journey to Europe with an original, experimental NZ artist during a fascinating period. I’m beginning to understand you Frances” – visitor comment.

Event line up:

6.30pm, 7.45pm and 9pm
Performance by The Matecito Latin Band
6.30pm and 8.30pm
Spanish guitar performed by Maria Elena

6.30pm and 8.15pm
Still-life drawing with Gerry Copas
6.30pm and 8.15pm
Sketching with Tony McNeight

7pm, 8pm and 9pm
Dances in response to Frances Hodgkins’ artwork
7.15pm and 8.30pm
Salsa performance and dance class with
Aaron Gilmore and Sonia Hems

Mary Kisler on Frances Hodgkins in Spain and Ibiza

Throughout the night
Exhibitions, including Frances Hodgkins:
European Journeys

Throughout the night
Bespoke food and drink available for purchase

$25 + fees
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