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.



In this new work, 2014 Walters Prize finalist Uhila returns for his fifth Arcade with a work about the sounds of the Wellington Waterfront, embarking on a slow study in movement, listening, and attentiveness. Passers by are invited to join Uhila in a completely darkened container, to slow the breath, and listen to the environment outside.


Supported by the Bolton Hotel International Programme

Kalisolaite Uhila (Tonga/NZ)

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