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28 September

DAFT—Body of Work


Event duration icon Duration

60 mins

DAFT - Body of Work

PRESENTED BY Melanie McKercher
This show has Audio Description.

‘Body of Work’ is a poetry show that explores what it means to be a woman with a body that is chronically ill, disabled, and plus sized. There will be laughter, tears, wombs, and boobs. It is hard work loving a body that society deems unworthy, but this show shouts: all bodies are good bodies!

Creative Team

Melanie McKerchar is an international slam winner, has represented Ōtautahi in the ‘National Poetry Slam Finals’, and has performed at the ‘Word’ and ‘Going West Writers’ Festivals. Her work has been published in various Aotearoa poetry anthologies and literary journals, including ‘Manifesto Aotearoa’, ‘Takahē’ and ‘Aotearotica’. Her debut collection is ‘Nova with Toes Dangling in Super’.


The accessible ramped entrance with handrails is located to the left of the building front. This provides direct access to the foyer and bar area, and a wheelchair-accessible Box Office counter and bathroom on the ground floor as well as The Stage. There is clear access when you are inside to The Stage and an accessible toilet.

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Melanie is pictured with her walker, her left leg is raised and she has a grimacing smile on her face. She is wearing a '50s style outfit. The image is repeated in cartoon shadow style in purple with a yellow background.