Journal

PAWA

2023

1st

5th

1st-5th November

Performance Art Week Aotearoa

Wellington

Bringing together performance artists from across Aotearoa and the world to bring a stellar line-up of performance art works, workshops, discussion and happenings to Wellington City

Upcoming Performances

Performance
Dunedin
PAWA TOUR 2023 DUNEDIN
Yours
Performance
Motueka
PAWA Tour 2023 Motueka
Zappekin Artists & Allies 
Performance
To watch something in person?
'To watch something in person?' investigated autonomy, labour, boundarie...
Wed 1 -
 Thu 2 Nov
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Christchurch Saturday
PAWA Tour 2023 Christchurch
Altiora
Performance
Beyond your tadpole stage // your spinal cord dissolves
ouie Zalk-Neale was draped with kawe ~ woven tī kōuka carrying straps ~ ...
Wed 1 Nov 6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Auckland
PAWA Tour 2023 Auckland
RM Gallery
Performance
Artist Grant
An artist who could promise nothing but potential failure
Wed 1 Nov 6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Nelson
PAWA TOUR 2023 Nelson
18a Vanguard
Performance
Feather Messages: the ones we take for granted
Feather Messages: the ones we take for granted held space for intimate c...
Sat 4 -
Public Space
Performance
Christchurch Friday
PAWA Tour 2023 Christchurch
Altiora
Performance
Als Ich Fortging
My performance acknowledged the unseen and ascribed an a-spiritual state...
Thu 2 Nov 6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Penelope’s Window
A performance that played on and critiqued our notions of discovery, voy...
Thu 2 -
 Sat 4 Nov
Public Space
Performance
restless manoeuvers
Restless maneuvers performed the material and spatial terrain of the Ada...
Wed 1 -
 Sun 5 Nov
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Hamilton
PAWA Tour 2023 Hamilton
Ramp Gallery
Performance
Opening Night
We joined to celebrate the opening of PAWA 2023
Wed 1 Nov 6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Pieces of the island (from island to island) Part 1
A Collection of breath and wind was presented
Thu 2 Nov 7:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Against Embodiment: Anti-Human Garbage in a forest of Nihil
A dense kinetic installation built from local rubbish was brought to lif...
Fri 3 Nov 8:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Pieces of the island (from island to island) Part 2
Facing the inevitable wind, we met the wind together.
Sun 5 Nov 3:00PM
Public Space
Performance
Avoidant Attachment
An absurd task was undertaken: to be covered in temporary tattoos and th...
Sat 4 Nov 4:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

Listen, Learn & gather

Discussion
The Joy of Subversion: Conversation hosted by Alexa Wilson
A conversation and conversation relay game about the role of play, pleas...
Sat 4 Nov 12:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Workshop
Body Otherness & Depersonified Object-ification Workshop
We explored uses and interpretations of the body outside an anthropocent...
Sun 5 Nov 11:00AM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Gathering
Surprise! Scores!
Something very fun and exciting happened
Sat 4 Nov 9:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Discussion
To burn, to run from and make peace with
'how can performance art be engaged with through tactics of questioning,...
Fri 3 Nov 12:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Workshop
Christchurch Sunday
PAWA Tour 2023 Christchurch
Altiora
Workshop
The privacy of sound
Collectively, attendees were invited to create a bespoke gallery 'noise'...
Thu 2 Nov 12:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

5 days of performances, video works, installations, exhibits, workshops, discussions, dancing and free breakfasts

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Opinion
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Interview
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Interview
PAWA 23: Quinoa on 'Penelope's Window' by ...
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Response
PAWA 23: Amber Clausner on Louie Zalk-Neal...
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Response

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

5 Days

Performances
Exhibits
Workshops
Discussions

1st-5th Nov