Join Auckland Art Gallery for a great night out full of eats, beats and stimulating conversation with Shaneel Lal, Jess Molina and the incredible producer, musician and songwriter Samara Alofa. Grab a drink and enjoy the kōrero between two inspirational thought-leaders and culture shifters, followed with a one-hour set by Samara to relax, sit back and get social. While here, don't miss the one and only chance to see Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda after-hours before exhibition closes. This event spotlights the incredible mahi and many ways in which Shaneel contributes to creating a safe and equitable world. 

Shaneel Shavneel Lal (They/Them) is iTaukei and Indian and identifies as vakasalewalewa and hijra. Lal is the founder of the Conversion Therapy Action Group, an executive board member of Rainbow Youth and the Auckland Pride Festival and is a trustee of Adhikaar Aotearoa. Lal is also a model, a political commentator on queer and indigenous rights issues, a law and psychology student at the University of Auckland and a Young Justice Leader for New York University Center on International Cooperation. 

Jess Molina is the founder of lifestyle website, a New Zealand Fashion Week ambassador, and a pioneer of what it means to have influence in this day and age.  

Samara Alofa is a producer/musician/songwriter with a background in theatre as a sound artist/composer. Their bloodlines go back to Tonga, Samoa, Germany and Aotearoa (Ngāti Awa). Their debut album Earth Punk explores narratives of decolonising the self.  

While limited door sales may be available on the night, ensure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 19 May 2022