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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.

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John Hall is a poet who makes both page-based and visual poems. His most recent collection of poems is As a said place, and there have been companion Selected Poems called Keepsache (2013)  and the earlier Else Here (1999). In recent years he has collaborated with the late Lee Harwood, with Peter Hughes, David Prior, Emily Critchley, and Ian Tyson. He has written many essays on poetry, poetics and performance writing, mostly collected in two volumes. He has also been a teacher, for most of his career at Dartington College of Arts, where he was closely involved in the pioneering Art and Social Context course and led the planning of Performance Writing. He is Professor Emeritus of Performance Writing at Falmouth University and is a Visiting Professor at York St John University (both UK).

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