A celebration of live art and culture inside shipping containers

An array of art projects – ranging from an augmented reality experience using traditional Maori artefacts through to live music performances and installations – are being brought to life inside shipping containers for The Performance Arcade in Wellington.

The annual event showcases cutting-edge new art practices and innovative live performance inside a distinctive double storey arrangement of shipping containers on the Wellington waterfront.

This is the fifth year Royal Wolf has been involved in the multi-media event with the containers becoming an even bigger and more important part of the performance space in 2018.

The free event features live music as well as new installations by New Zealand and international artists in a specially curated programme that includes Singaporean performance artist Lynn Lu and last year’s 2017 World of Wearable Arts award-winning costumier and latex artist Adam McAlavey.

Dean Gibson, Royal Wolf Sales Manager – Wellington, says it is exciting when organisations approach us with new and creative ideas about how they want to use containers and the Performance Arcade always come up with something particularly unique.

“We provide containers for all kinds of projects – from container walkways to pop-up cafes – and each year it’s interesting to see what shape the Performance Arcade stage will take.

“The way the containers are used by the artists and organisers is truly incredible and an example of how diverse and adaptable shipping containers can be.”

The Performance Arcade is designed to encourage members of the public to experience a fusion of technology and performance art, as well as discovering intimate performance pieces, and encountering sonic and visual landscapes in interactive spaces.