The Performance Arcade brings together visual arts and performance in a specially curated ‘exhibition-event’ of live art practices on Wellington Waterfront. An arrangement of shipping containers and scaffold structures provides a temporary architecture for this unique project, housing a bar space, a programme of live music and events, and new performance installations by NZ and International artists. Open 13 hours a day, this event is free to the Wellington public.



No Stone Unturned is an opportunity to explore ecology and diversity in the city through a series of walks led by artists Angela Kilford and Elijah Winter.  The project questions how we value different types of knowledge. The artists employ whakapapa (genealogy) and raranga (weaving) to explore the connections between people and place. 


No Stone Unturned will occupy a 20ft container at the Performance Arcade, where a collaboration between the artists, participants and the Manaia weavers from Hikoikoi, Petone, will take place. Here the dialogue started in the walks will continue through learning and making. 


Walks exploring the ecology of nearby streets depart the Performance Arcade: 

11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm, daily, 3-6 March 

The walks are free and operate rain or shine. Cancellation may occur during high winds. 

Participants can book on a walk by emailing: 

There will be a maximum of 8 participants per walk. 

Opportunity to take part or watch harakeke (flax) weaving with the Manaia weavers: 

2pm-4pm, 3-6 March 

No previous experience required.


Angela Kilford (NZ)

Angela Kilford (Te Whanau A Kai, Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu) is an artist based in Wellington. Through performance her practice investigates memory, memorialisation and landscape. Recent projects demonstrate a keen interest in contested memories within specific sites and seek to elevate oral histories as a means of recording the past.  Kilford’s inspiration comes from Māori concepts and knowledge shared amongst whānau (family), which disrupts colonial narratives and questions the way in which we value different types of knowledge.



Elijah Winter is also an independent artist based in Wellington. His performative work extends across the media of photography, video and performance. His work is concerned with representation of bodies, histories, gender and sexuality, through the lens of queerness and a post-colonial framework. 



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