The Snake Pit
Auckland's Snake Pit is an art space with an uncertain future. And that's just how they like it. Housed in an empty clothing store in the very centre of the city, this three-level hub is home to galleries, studio spaces, clothing designers and an all-ages underground music venue. They've been in operation since the building's owner took a shine to them a year ago and offered them a tenancy on very friendly terms. But at some point this highly commercial space will be re-let and so the end for Snake Pit could come at any moment. But as artist Sam Thomas and designer sister Rosie tell Justin Gregory, uncertainty is all part of the fun.