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HBAF 2023 - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

Ticket Information

  • Free Admission


  • Sat 14 Oct 2023, 6:00pm–10:00pm


All Ages

Get ready for a street party like no other when Nuit Blanche returns to light up Napier City! For one evening only, a celebration of contemporary art takes over the Arts Quarter, transforming its streets and secret spaces with remarkable works and unique performances.

With back alleys, carparks and laneways becoming stages and art galleries, gather your friends and family to discover high-energy, dazzling performances and magical encounters on every corner.

Start early and book to see a free performance of the phenomenal 360 ALLSTARS at the Napier Municipal Theatre. This explosive hour of supercharged urban circus sets the scene for a night! (Bookings can be made via separate Eventfinda listing for 360 ALLSTARS)

Highlights of Nuit Blanche include:
* DJ Peter Urlich ‒ in the laneway
* Picnic Cinema ‒ Screening ‘ShowMeShorts’ – whānau friendly short films
* Kereama Taepa ‒ a fabulous, specially commissioned digital projection on Waiapu Cathedral by this acclaimed artist
* The People’s Oracle ‒ ask a question and receive an answer steeped in community wisdom
* Raku Firings ‒ live from the Waiohiki Arts Village Potters
* Laser Show by Boom Factory
* Hawke’s Bay Soul Choir
* Zane and Degge ‒ Laser Kiwi with their own brand of surreal circus
* Heidi and Sean Show ‒ Napier’s own street performers
* Live bands ‒ The Killer Queens / Yes Yes No /Sound Selector / Niva – will get you dancing all night!

Explore the many galleries including Tennyson Gallery, Boyd- Dunlop Gallery, Abstract Antics, Dept. of Curiosities And Fine Things, Sp_ace Gallery, The Pottery Experience, MTG Hawke’s Bay and many more.

Meet the artists and interact with each gallery’s unique presentation for the night and be sure to visit Wardini Books for a late-night experience.

Enjoy great dining options from established restaurants, cafès and bars and a special Food Truck Eat Street in Hastings Street.

Look out for the full programme and map available closer to the day from all usual outlets and galleries.

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