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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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Dilohana Lekamge is an emerging artist and writer based in Wellington. Having graduated from Massey University with a BFA (Hons) in 2015, Lekamge’s performance-based art practice explores concepts of diaspora, multiculturalism, immigration and emotional distance from female issues in Sri Lanka where she was born. Lekamge’s practice explores the use of the body as a site of protest and storytelling – using her body to further explore her social position and resist the stereotypes placed upon it. Lekamge is one of two current Writing and Publications Interns at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, a current studio artist of MEANWHILE and a member of the Wellington Circuit Critical Forum. Recent exhibitions include For any who come to take from here, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, (2016), Angel Wave, play_station, (2016) and Pool Party, Meanwhile, (2016).

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