From galleries open late to live performances, art markets and pop-up installations, there's so much to see, do and enjoy this Late Night Art! We've done the planning for you, so all you need to do is turn up from 5pm - 9pm on October 12 and enjoy.

Choose this order to journey through and around, or just add these things to your list to cross off by the end of the night!

Get amongst immersive installations

Late Night Art's Urban Art Village is back for another year in 2023, with a series of artistic projects created by students from the University of Auckland's School of Architecture & Planning. Engage and immerse yourself in these creative structures along O'Connell Street, before venturing further to Khartoum Place to see a mesmerising light display by La Lumiere and enjoy the DJ, portrait painting workshop and food truck!

Public talks and live performances

Meet the Artists | Ellen Melville Centre, Marilyn Waring Room 10am-9pm  
A selection of renowned Auckland based artists, including Vjekoslav Nemesh and Liam Downes will be working on their latest inspirations ‘live' at their easels. From expressionism to impressionism, from fantasy to real life. Discover what makes them do what they do; the process, the obstacles, the rewards.

Tour through Dynamic Women: Revisiting New Zealand Modernism | Gow Langsford Gallery, 6.30PM

Join art historian Linda Tyler at Gow Langsford Gallery for a tour through the Revisiting Modernism exhibition at 6.30pm during Late Night Art.

Performances in Freyberg and Khartoum Place, and Vulcan Lane 
There's going to be a real buzz about the High Street District and Aotea Arts Quarter during Late Night Art with an abundance of live performances including dance and DJ sets, roaming performers and more. See more on where to go and when using the links below. 

Support local artists at two markets 

We all love a market! And Late Night Art brings about two very special ones for the evening. Check out more details on each below. 

Workshops and interactive activities

Wander art galleries and arcades that are staying open late

One of the great things about Late Night Art, is that the many of the city centre's prestigious galleries are open late too, as well as two of the city's most iconic arcades - Canterbury Arcade and The Strand Arcade. Check out what's happening in each below. 

For the full line-up of events and activations taking place during Late Night Art, click here

Last updated: 13 October 2023