Unromantic alternative attracts hundreds

Yesterday may have been a day for the romantics, but Caera Joyce (left) and Bianca Brown were among hundreds of people opting for an alternative at Otago Museum last night.

So, too, were others. Sylvie Kaos (left) reads the tarot cards for Jen Copedo (right) and Shannah Rhynard-Geil at the museum’s UnValentine’s Day event.

The event drew a crowd of just under 400 to enjoy a live DJ, food and a cash bar, a tattooist and tarot reading, and even a pop-up karaoke venue inside the museum’s planetarium.

The UnValentine’s Day event was staged as part of the Museum of Broken Relationships exhibition, which focuses on mental health and wellness.

The award-winning exhibition has travelled the world to international acclaim, and for the first time, is being staged at Otago Museum until March 15. 

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