Various Artists

Opening night, spring time, longer days. What better way to celebrate than watching our city unfold after dark? Night Vision returns to kick off our 11 days of unmissable arts experiences.

Grab a prescription from the Art Chemist, visit the beautiful exhibitions at our local galleries, watch the opening performance of Ko Te Ākau, and make sure to wander - exploration will be rewarded with new discoveries, from visual art to interactive installations and performances!

Whakatū has a long history of the best rangatahi musicians and we're stoked to be collaborating with Nelson Youth Council on Tune Up - a gig stretching across the evening celebrating all the incredible talent our young folx have to offer (plus food and more).

Chloe Loftus invites you to join her in a community mass movement event which will roam through the city and its galleries. The Sensorium is an endorphin- releasing reminder of the power of touch - however flamboyant or subtle - and how we are hardwired to this infinitely intricate and artful sense. Find out more and sign up to participate HERE.

Speaking of senses: treat your ears to Gloriously Queer readings and Whispers in the Streets, feast your eyes on the After Dark night sky and the Masks About Town, and have your body and soul moved by Erny Belle. In short, Night Vision promises a night out to remember.

Find locations and galleries on our Venues and Maps pages and find out how to be part of The Sensorium on the Ways to Participate page.


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Thu 20 Oct | 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Free (some particular events Pay What You Can)

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