GLOSSY LEAF kiss is a collaborative, interdisciplinary art project by Louie Zalk-Neale and Connor Fitzgerald.
Tāite 4 Māehe -
Hātarei 10 Āperira
Thursday 4 March -
Saturday 10 April
Queerness is not new. This is an expression 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, blossoming as a queer abundance.
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.
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.