Curatorial Projects

Curriculum Vitae





Current Research: On Conversation, A collaboration between the Performance Ethics Working Group, University Without Conditions and Te Tuhi as part of the Share/Cheat/Unite exhibition. Outcomes include Negotiating Conversational Frequency, Performance Ethics Working Group Report July 2017 and Some parallel discussions in Bruce E. Phillips (ed) Share/Cheat/Unite vol 4, (Auckland: Te Tuhi)

Upcoming Performance: Boat Date, Auckland Fringe Festival

Upcoming exhibition: Controlled Environment Laboratory, Te Manawa, Palmerston North and Corban Estate Art Centre, Auckland

Publication: The Quieter Romance of the Western Line, Pantograph Punch, 02.03.2017

Melissa is currently the Whau Community Arts Broker, an initiative supported by the Whau Local Board, Auckland Council.

The podcasts for the Performance Ethics Working Group, an interview based reasearch project into ethics and contemporary performance across dance, theatre and live art led by Melissa Laing can be found at




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