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
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
Dunedin
PAWA TOUR 2023 DUNEDIN
Yours
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
Penelope’s Window
A performance that played on and critiqued our notions of discovery, voy...
Thu 2 -
 Sat 4 Nov
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
Performance
Motueka
PAWA Tour 2023 Motueka
Zappekin Artists & Allies 
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
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
Artist Grant
An artist who could promise nothing but potential failure
Wed 1 Nov 6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Christchurch Saturday
PAWA Tour 2023 Christchurch
Altiora
Performance
Opening Night
We joined to celebrate the opening of PAWA 2023
Wed 1 Nov 6:00PM
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Performance
Christchurch Friday
PAWA Tour 2023 Christchurch
Altiora
Performance
Auckland
PAWA Tour 2023 Auckland
RM Gallery
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
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
Nelson
PAWA TOUR 2023 Nelson
18a Vanguard
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
Hamilton
PAWA Tour 2023 Hamilton
Ramp Gallery
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

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
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
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
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
Workshop
Christchurch Sunday
PAWA Tour 2023 Christchurch
Altiora

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

PAWA 23: Festival overview by Frances Pavl...
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Opinion
PAWA 23: Jazmine Rose Phillips on Leafa Wi...
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Interview
PAWA 23: Jazmine Rose Phillips on EunSun H...
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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