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Performance Art week aotearoa

PAWA

Festival Schedule

Welcome to PAWA 2023! Below is our complete program. While most of our events are free or by koha, we would greatly appreciate your support. Please consider purchasing a festival ticket to access all our events!

01 Wed

Performance
We joined to celebrate the opening of PAWA 2023

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6:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Night
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
ouie Zalk-Neale was draped with kawe ~ woven tī kōuka carrying straps ~ and performed to activate a sculptural blue plastic barrel. Seven people formed a circle to direct their focus along radiatin...

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Opening Night
Beyond your tadpole stage // your spinal cord dissolves
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
An artist who could promise nothing but potential failure

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Opening Night
Untitled
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Restless maneuvers performed the material and spatial terrain of the Adam Art Gallery, spurred by contemporary texts on Māori and Pākehā relations.

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Opening Night
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
'To watch something in person?' investigated autonomy, labour, boundaries, and (freedom of) movement. It questioned how much agency the audience possessed in the face of the artist’s will

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Opening Night
To watch something in person?
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Night
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Opening Night
Beyond your tadpole st...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Opening Night
Untitled
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Opening Night
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Opening Night
To watch something in ...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

02 Thu

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9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Restless maneuvers performed the material and spatial terrain of the Adam Art Gallery, spurred by contemporary texts on Māori and Pākehā relations.

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10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Exhibition
A selection of 5 works from different performance video projects spanning 20 years was presented, each work centering the artist’s own body as social commentary.

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11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Retrospective: Selected 5 videos over 20 years
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Exhibition
A collection of videos and installations by our presenting artists was exhibited.

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11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Workshop
Collectively, attendees were invited to create a bespoke gallery 'noise' and to consider the socio-legal nature of sound as part of, or incidental to, a performance.

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12:00pm - 4:00pm
The privacy of sound
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
A performance that played on and critiqued our notions of discovery, voyeurism, masculinity, and adventure unfolded. The audience watched as the artist rowed in circles around the harbour through a...

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3:00pm - 6:00pm
Penelope’s Window
Public Space
Performance
My performance acknowledged the unseen and ascribed an a-spiritual state to the internal part of the building and a spiritual state to the air and land immediately outside

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6:00pm - 8:30pm
Als Ich Fortging
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
'To watch something in person?' investigated autonomy, labour, boundaries, and (freedom of) movement. It questioned how much agency the audience possessed in the face of the artist’s will

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6:00pm - 8:30pm
To watch something in person?
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
A Collection of breath and wind was presented

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7:00pm
Pieces of the island (from island to island) Part 1
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
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9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Ret...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
12:00pm - 4:00pm
The privacy of sound
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Penelope’s Window
Public Space
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Als Ich Fortging
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
6:00pm - 8:30pm
To watch something in ...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
7:00pm
Pieces of the island (...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

03 Fri

No data was found
9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Restless maneuvers performed the material and spatial terrain of the Adam Art Gallery, spurred by contemporary texts on Māori and Pākehā relations.

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10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Exhibition
A collection of videos and installations by our presenting artists was exhibited.

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11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Exhibition
A selection of 5 works from different performance video projects spanning 20 years was presented, each work centering the artist’s own body as social commentary.

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11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Retrospective: Selected 5 videos over 20 years
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Discussion
'how can performance art be engaged with through tactics of questioning, resisting, and embracing.'

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12:00pm - 1:30pm
To burn, to run from and make peace with
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
A performance that played on and critiqued our notions of discovery, voyeurism, masculinity, and adventure unfolded. The audience watched as the artist rowed in circles around the harbour through a...

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3:00pm - 6:00pm
Penelope’s Window
Public Space
Performance
A dense kinetic installation built from local rubbish was brought to life by strings and collaborative interventions with the audience and Cascadian puppeteer enormousface. The work questioned the ...

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8:00pm
Against Embodiment: Anti-Human Garbage in a forest of Nihil
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
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9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Ret...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
12:00pm - 1:30pm
To burn, to run from a...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Penelope’s Window
Public Space
8:00pm
Against Embodiment: An...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

04 Sat

Exhibition
A selection of 5 works from different performance video projects spanning 20 years was presented, each work centering the artist’s own body as social commentary.

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11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Retrospective: Selected 5 videos over 20 years
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Feather Messages: the ones we take for granted held space for intimate conversation between birds, humans, and trees.

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5:30am
Feather Messages: the ones we take for granted
Public Space
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7:30am - 9:00am
Good Morning Dance Party
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
No data was found
9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Restless maneuvers performed the material and spatial terrain of the Adam Art Gallery, spurred by contemporary texts on Māori and Pākehā relations.

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10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Exhibition
A collection of videos and installations by our presenting artists was exhibited.

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11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Discussion
A conversation and conversation relay game about the role of play, pleasure, and joy in subversion within Performance Art took place

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12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Joy of Subversion: Conversation hosted by Alexa Wilson
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
A performance that played on and critiqued our notions of discovery, voyeurism, masculinity, and adventure unfolded. The audience watched as the artist rowed in circles around the harbour through a...

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3:00pm - 6:00pm
Penelope’s Window
Public Space
Performance
An absurd task was undertaken: to be covered in temporary tattoos and then remove them, with or without help from the audience. This work offered a tongue in cheek commentary on commitment, vulnera...

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4:00pm - 7:00pm
Avoidant Attachment
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Feather Messages: the ones we take for granted held space for intimate conversation between birds, humans, and trees.

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7:30pm - 8:30pm
Feather Messages: the ones we take for granted
Public Space
Gathering
Something very fun and exciting happened

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9:00pm
Surprise! Scores!
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Ret...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
5:30am
Feather Messages: the ...
Public Space
No data was found
7:30am - 9:00am
Good Morning Dance Party
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
No data was found
9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Joy of Subversion:...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Penelope’s Window
Public Space
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Avoidant Attachment
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Feather Messages: the ...
Public Space
9:00pm
Surprise! Scores!
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

05 Sun

No data was found
9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Restless maneuvers performed the material and spatial terrain of the Adam Art Gallery, spurred by contemporary texts on Māori and Pākehā relations.

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10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Workshop
We explored uses and interpretations of the body outside an anthropocentric context of head-lead personhood, examining the norms and reification of different body parts and kinds: The Foot King; Bu...

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11:00am - 1:00pm
Body Otherness & Depersonified Object-ification Workshop
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Exhibition
A collection of videos and installations by our presenting artists was exhibited.

View Event

11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Exhibition
A selection of 5 works from different performance video projects spanning 20 years was presented, each work centering the artist’s own body as social commentary.

View Event

11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Retrospective: Selected 5 videos over 20 years
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Facing the inevitable wind, we met the wind together.

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3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pieces of the island (from island to island) Part 2
Public Space
No data was found
9:00am - 10:30am
FREE BREAKFAST
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
10:00am - 5:00pm
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 1:00pm
Body Otherness & D...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibited Works
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Ret...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Pieces of the island (...
Public Space

2023 Artists

2023

enormousface

2023

Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause

2023

Noel Meek

2023

Sam Trubridge

2023

val smith

2023

Layne Waerea

2023

EunSun Heo

2023

Audrey Baldwin

2023

John Vea

2023

Tomasz Szrama

2023

Julieanna Preston

2023

Forest VickyKapo

2023

Ivan Lupi

2023

Josie Archer

2023

Kosta Robert Bogoievski

PAWA 2023

PAWA 2023 was made possible by our team of staff and wonderful funders and sponsors.

Creative Director/Curator/Producer:

Sara Cowdell 

 

Co-curator:

Mark Harvey 

 

Designer:

Milan De Maule 

 

Publicist:

Cheree Rider  

 

Writing curator and blog editor:

Sasha Francis 

Creative Director/Curator/Producer 

Co-curator

Designer

Publicist

Writing curator & blog editor

Sara Cowdell

Mark Harvey

Milan De Maule

Cheree Rider

Sasha Francis

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