About

WE SHOWCASE WORK THAT IS CHALLENGING, ENGAGING, AND AT TIMES, QUITE CONFRONTING.

PAWA is a new platform for performance art in New Zealand running from the 14-18th of November in Wellington. PAWA brings together a wide variety of performance artists from around New Zealand and the world with the intent to stimulate critical discourse, broaden audiences, and strengthen artistic ties. It not only serves as a space to host work but also as a space of giving and sharing, a space to create dialogue in the vein of reciprocation and celebration. It aims to showcase work that is challenging, engaging, and at times, quite confronting. _AA98047.jpg   Our hope is to see performance artists and participants leave this event with new ideas, a deeper understanding of performance art as an art form, and a more connected sense of community.
  • PAWA// is about fostering the development of the performance art community in New Zealand by having a platform for discussion and displaying works.
  • PAWA// is about gaining increased awareness and recognition of Performance Art practises in New Zealand.
  • PAWA// is about stimulating an interest for and expansion of audience participation in performance art.
  • PAWA// is about encouraging the exchange of ideas, information and skills for the advancement and dissemination of performance art
  • PAWA// is about inclusivity of culture and accessibility. It is open to dialogue from people with different limitations, different backgrounds, different experiences, and different understandings of space.