City Gallery

Past event

Tuatara Open Late: High Wire

1 April 2021

A word and sound art performance based on the book High Wire by Lloyd Jones and Euan Macleod, featuring musicians Andrew Laking and Nigel Collins.

Lloyd Jones is a New Zealand author. His novel Mister Pip won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. 

Andrew Laking worked as a musician based in Dublin, touring internationally with Irish folk group Gráda for over a decade. He since co-founded Verb Wellington and also organises Wellington's annual Lōemis festival. 

Nigel Collins is a musician, actor, and playwright. A long-time collaborator of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords, he appears in their live shows as a 'string section of one'. 

Euan Macleod’s work is represented in many private and public collections, including Te Papa, Wellington; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; and Metropolitan Museum, New York. He has won major prizes, including the Archibald Prize. In 2010, a monograph, Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting, written by Gregory O’Brien, was published by Piper Press.