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Check in for upcoming and recent events and performances
by Virginia Kennard and The Naked Brastrap


Open Studios Project

Headless Women
Research residency
Arts Village Rotorua
Open Studios Project

Free workshops throughout January

A summer residency that provides artists with studio space,
materials and a broad brief for projects
that engage the community and extend on their arts practice.

taken by Petra Mingneau

“In patriarchy no-one can hear you scream.” – Rebecca Solnit, 2019

#redshoes noknickers

Horrifying sacred spaces with my #ciswhitequeerwomanbody

the body as a landscape for all your menstrual dreams cum true

A live art movement solo with text, sound, blood, and white tulle

    taken by Vaida Kaklauskaite

The glØaming
9.30pm, 4 October, 2019
Auckland Old Folks Association
Tempo Dance Festival 2019
Curated by Dr Tru Paraha

Part of the Big Queer Anti-Wedding series

Eating Skin From Off My Fingers

Live art essay: why the body?

Movement solo by Virginia Kennard

Research journal writing here

Venue: Abberley Park Hall, Ōtautahi-Christchurch
Date and Time: TBC

Feminine Hygiene

A performance art essay
in collaboration
with Marika Pratley
for Hamilton Fringe 2019
Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival 2020
Dunedin Fringe 2020

taken by Essi Airisniemi

i appreciate you, immensely, but sometimes i want to whine and sometimes i just want to be left the fuck alone

Durational ensemble performance

Performance Art Week
Aotearoa (PAWA)
Opening night 14 November 2018
play_station gallery

Willow Newey, Marika Pratley
Kowhai Montgomery
Kristy McCormick, Kelsey Woodford

taken by Essi Airisniemi

“One of the major means
by which femininity is thus
reworked is by the rearticulation
of traditional space so that
it ceases to function
primarily as a space of sight
for a mastering gaze,
but becomes the locus
of relationships.”
Griselda Pollock, 1988


Virginia Kennard’s work spans over a decade, and includes performance installations to dance reviewing, producing to pole performances. An eclectic live artist, she has recently completed her MA Performance at Leeds Beckett University.

Feminine Hygiene
naked / blood / live art / sound / spoken word / queer / current project
Big Queer Anti-Wedding
naked / live art / queer / blood / dance / choreography / sound / current project / spoken word
MA Performance
choreography / live art / assessment / sound / performance / naked / spoken word
The MORAL PANIC series
live art / spoken word / choreography / performance art / naked / sound
to and fro
live art
Betty Lightbulb
sound / live art / pole / current project
dance writing
you occupy my body by looking
live art / performance art / pole / sound / dance / naked / blood
The Shimmy Skinny
dance writing
freelance dance / performance art / pole / spoken word / choreography / naked / sound
freelance dance / pole
Freelance Dancer
freelance dance / choreography
The Lady Garden
live art / naked


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