Past Event

GLOSSY LEAF kiss Performance

Hātarei 20 Māehe

Saturday 20 March


Woodhaugh Gardens

Person climbing in tree

Saturday 20 March, 2pm
Woodhaugh Gardens 

Queer performance art: (using all my body) i'm climbing on rocks.

Queerness is not new. This is a performance of our past, present and future beyond binary gender and sexuality. Through whakapapa we find our deepest roots in the natural world, where we ground ourselves and move freely along the banks of Ōwheo (Water of Leith) as a queer abundance.

This performance will take place in Woodhaugh Gardens on the river bank track of Ōwheo. Please meet us at the Malvern Street entrance of Woodhaugh Gardens by the bridge where the performance will start.

For some accessibility information about Woodhaugh Gardens please visit Accessibel. If you would like more information or have any accessibility queries you would like to discuss, please contact or call 03 479 0197.


Connor Fitzgerald & Louie Zalk-Neale
Exhibition runs: 4 March – 10 April 2021

This experimental performance is part of Dunedin Fringe Festival and supported by Creative New Zealand.

Louie Zalk-Neale

Louie Zalk-Neale (Ngāi Te Rangi, Pākehā) is a queer artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, originally from Hokitika. Louie grounds their practice in bodily adornment created from found and natural materials, making reference to clothing while inviting adaptive usage. By activating these material explorations in interactive performances and re-imagining them in images, Louie allows space for their audience to critically observe and embody the absurdity of normalised experiences; with LGBTQI+ traditions and Mātauranga Māori supporting their practice.

Connor Fitzgerald

Connor Fitzgerald is a nonbinary artist based in Te Whanganui-A-Tara, with a multi-disciplinary practice in video, writing and installation. They let their experience as a transfeminine person lead the direction of their research. Centring themself within the wider context of their surroundings opens opportunity for their creative output to be a process for grounding.