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Portraits In Motion - Nelson Arts Festival

Ticket Information

  • Under 19: $25.00 each
  • Senior: $35.00 each
  • Full price: $39.00 each
  • Group of 6+: $35.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Sun 20 Oct 2019, 7:00pm–8:10pm


All Ages

What began as a one-to-one travelling theatre grew into a 16-year odyssey, turning photographs into magical flipbooks.

Volker Gerling is an intrepid traveller and passionate creator of flipbooks. Since 2003 he has walked some 4000km, inviting people to view his “thumb book cinema”, all the while adding to his catalogue of photographs. Gerling looks for the hidden magic in seemingly everyday encounters, transforming them into photographic flipbooks.

In his show, Gerling projects his flipbooks-in-motion onto a big screen. As the portraits come to life in a series of enchanting and precious moments, he shares some gentle but profound reflections on the transitory nature of the moment, and the significance of personal encounters.

“Uniquely heart warming.” - The Times

“…little gems that let you see the world a little differently. Just delightful.” - What’s On Stage UK

Winner Total Theatre Award for Innovation and playing with form, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2015

Come early for a free Hothouse Granary gig: 5pm Dayna Sanerivi

Presented by Nelson Arts Festival.
Proudly supported by Goethe-Institut.

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