Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base


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Pacific Sisters present Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base

Join us for a one-night-only takeover of Auckland Art Gallery and enjoy a special night packed with Māori and Pasifika music, fashion, spoken word and activism.

Relive the spirit of Auckland in the ‘90s and experience this boundary-crossing late-night event that includes a Mega-Freestyle-Frock-Action-Finale with legends past and present.

Celebrate the myth, magic, music and more, as live music and moving image activate the Gallery.



The Pacific Sisters – meet the Sisters in full costume and get to know members of this collective of Māori and Pacific artists, fashion designer and performers

‘Something Old, Something New’ – enjoy curated performances of spoken word and poetry delivered in cabaret-style by the Pacific Sisters

Live tatau demonstrations – see live demonstrations by Croc Tatau, Uhi Tapu and Moko Ink

DJ sets – soak up night-long, rotating sets from DJs DLT, Manuel Bundy and Linda T.

Music – catch live music from four-piece band, Whaea and the Rumble

Aunty Fa’ani and RoBro’s DiscoVERY Centre – experience Aunty Fa’ani and RoBro’s interactive art installation developed in collaboration with FAFSWAG’s Jermaine Dean.

F’Rocking fashion finale – drink in the drama as over 30 designers F’Rock the Gallery, using its multiple levels as their runway and including garments from the Pacific Sisters’ collection.


Food truck and bar – fill up on bespoke, event-inspired food and drink available from the Gallery’s forecourt and atrium bar

Entry to all exhibitions – enjoy late-night, after-hours viewing of Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists, the just-opened Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism! and many more exhibitions of New Zealand and international art.

Pop-up art talks– meet our team of Gallery experts and discover the meaning behind the artwork in these short, lively ‘art bites’

Please be advised that this event may contain adult content.   



$25 + fees
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