Past Event

Shared Lines: Performance Screening

Tāite 23 Hūrae

Thursday 23 July


Blue Oyster Art Project Space

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Shared Lines Collaborative invite you to a Shared Lines: Performance screening. The screening will include documentation of performances by; Louie Zalk-Neale, Fantasing & Audrey Baldwin as well as recordings of the installation of Sora-Ami in Kaikōura. 

As well as sharing these recordings from of our recent projects in Kaikōura (2019) and Japan (2020), we will also be introducing our most recent project, Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga. Currently we have an open call for expressions of interest to be part of this new opportunity for visual artists in Aotearoa to come together, and collectively reflect on the Covid-19 pandemic and our recovery in a collaborative large scale public art work. This is a paid opportunity for 60 artists, from all backgrounds, at any stage of their creative careers from any where in Aotearoa to work remotely to produce individual A3 artworks. Due date for proposals is 12am (Midnight) Thursday 30 July 2020 - more information about this project and how to apply can be found on our website;

Shared Lines emerged out of the earthquake events that devastated Canterbury, New Zealand, and Fukushima, Japan in 2011. Artists are often the first to act after disasters to facilitate healing and contribute to the resilience of a community, thus Shared Lines was born from the desire of artists in Christchurch and Sendai to reach out to each other in order to support and share experiences. The resulting art exchange has since become the basis of a broader project to foster relationships and discussions in and between cities that have experienced disasters of all kinds all around the Pacific Rim.

For more information about Shared Lines, our past projects and Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga please visit our website:

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.

Audrey Baldwin