Face to Face Portrait Festival announces a selection of talented musicians from New Zealand for a late night event on May 29


Organized by the CubaDupa programming team, the Late Night event fuses art and music for an extraordinary evening of talent

The capital’s new visual arts festival, Face to Face Portrait Festival, funded by Wellington City Council’s City Recovery Fund, has announced its full program of free art events, including the full lineup of musicians for the Late Night event. On Saturday May 29, the Late Night invites the public to discover the best of New Zealand contemporary art and music. Enjoy performances by famous musicians in an intimate art gallery.

Hosted by CubaDupa’s award-winning programming team, the performances were selected to reflect each individual gallery and exhibition and include solo artists, duets and trios, playing a mix of genres from delicate and intimate ensemble to Taonga’s performances. PÅ«oro, going through layers of live loops. Starring famous senior musicians such as Grammy-winning soloist Jerome Kavanagh, alongside new talents like Zoe Moon and Miles Calder, Late Night’s lineup represents the breadth of Aotearoa’s musical talent.

Spread across nine galleries located a short walk from Wellington City, the public will be able to attend several performances throughout the evening, with each gallery hosting three performances at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The public can pick up a map in one of the participating galleries before the event or on the day and plan their walking route between the galleries.

The evening will begin with a special performance at 4:30 p.m. at New Zealand Portrait Gallery through Warren maxwell, the driving force behind many musical endeavors, including platinum selling group Trinity Roots and psychedelic blues quartet Little Bushman. Warren recently undertook a sound art residency in Antarctica and will perform his solo set on a loop.

Bartley & Company Art will host a group led by women
Ida Moon. Comprised of members Deanne Krieg (WHIM, Dawn Diver), Rose Blake (Blaek, Dawn Diver) and Anna Wooles, Ida Lune fuses jazz, classical and electronic music to create detailed three-part harmonies and interwoven melodies that are enhanced by layers of synth and strings (banjo, mandolin, guitar and more).

AT Bowen Galleries the audience will be taken on a musical journey by Mo etc. (Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Whatua Orākei). Known for her work with Platonic / Romantic and Fly My Pretties, Mo etc. will play an acoustic set.

Young, Born in Hawaii, Raised in Aotearoa, Solo Artist Zoe moon will fill Jhana Millers Gallery with a haunting performance. Zoe mixes elements of the old and the new to create what she calls “Folk RnB,” her own kind of chemistry. Seeking truth with an attentive ear for harmony, a dynamic stage presence and an insightful sense of lyricism, her songs explore the interpersonal nuances of identity, life and self-love.

AT Mcleavey Gallery,
Wallace will perform his comeback performance after spending time touring abroad with Little Simz (UK), Jordan Rakei (AU / UK), Gabriel Garzon Montano (US) Masego (US) and Electric Wire Hustle (NZ). Wallace’s music has been described as a vibrant mosaic of soul, hip-hop and pop. Her jazz-marked voice and magnetic presence testify to her evolution as a songwriter to watch.

Miles calder will play tracks from his recently released almn Autopilot Life debut at Page Galleries. Ranging from psychedelia and folk to rock and pop, Miles evokes as much the early John Lennons and the late Beatles as of contemporaries such as Kevin Morby and Father John Misty.

Happen at Gallery {Continued} is a sound artist, Thomas Voyce (DJ DTRV) who is interested in experimental dub, ambient music and environmental sound composition. He will organize a series of recordings alongside electronic music through the New Zealand School of Music’s Te KōkÄ« Hi Fi sound system.

the T-Bone Trio, known for their unique brand of zydeco, old-time and blues will perform at Solander Gallery. With an array of talented musicians playing mandolins, banjos, guitars and double basses and powerful harmonies that will guarantee to have your toes tapping.

Finally, Taonga PÅ«oro specialist and Grammy Award-winning soloist Jerome Kavanagh
(Mōkai Pātea, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Kahungunu) will share his collection of unique and rare Maori musical instruments, from Nguru (whale-tooth nasal flute) to Kōauau Toroa (albatross wing bone flute) in a performance educational and family. at You Māori Aotearoa.

Part of a larger Festival program including exhibitions, performances, lectures, behind-the-scenes tours and interactive workshops, the Late Night is one of many events taking place across the city from 27-30 May 2021. With something for everyone in the whanau and for seasoned art lovers to people just starting their artistic journey, this new visual arts festival is not to be missed. For more information, visit www.portraitfestival.co.nz/events.

The full program will be posted on Thursday May 13 at

Artist images of late night events HERE


About Face to Face: Portrait Festival

Face to Face: Portrait Festival is a new Wellington-wide visual arts festival that brings together nine shopping malls and six public galleries in a unique collaboration to showcase the work of some of Aoetearoa’s most famous portrait artists, at the alongside artists in early and mid-career. The Festival takes place from May 27 to 30, 2021 and includes a public program of exhibitions, conferences, visits to collections, visits to workshops, workshops and performances. Face to Face Portrait Festival is funded by Wellington City Council.

Website: www.portraitfestival.co.nz

Instagram: @ portraitfestival.wlg

Facebook: @PortraitFestival


Exhibiting artists include Arie Hellendoorn, Angela Singer, Ayesha Green, Billy Apple, Christine Thacker, Claudia Kogachi, Hariata Ropata Tangahoe, Hiria Anderson, Joanna Braithwaite, John Pusateri, Hannah Ireland, Laura Williams, Robbie Motion, Sam Mitchell, Scott McFarlane, Simon Attwooll, Star Gossage, Yvonne Todd and many more.

Late night musicians

Ida Lune, Jerome Kavanagh, Miles Calder, Mo etc. Thomas Voyce (DJ DTRV), Wallace, Warren Maxwell and Zoe Moon.


Dealer Galleries

AVID Gallery

Bartley & Company Art

Bowen Galleries

Hamish McKay Gallery

Jhana Millers Gallery

McLeavey Gallery

Page Galleries


Solander Gallery

Public galleries

Adam Art Gallery

Wellington City Gallery

The Dowse Art Museum

New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Te Papa Tongarewa

You Maori Aotearoa

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