Dudley Benson

Performed in Sofar Sofia

Dudley is a dynamic and respected independent artist based in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is an extraordinary live performer and has sold-out shows at arts festivals, in cathedrals, on marae and at many of NZ's major galleries and museums including Te Papa and the main city galleries of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Dudley performs in English, Te Reo Māori and NZ Sign Language and explores timely themes such as nationhood, identity, decolonisation and advocacy for our natural world. His upcoming solo-with-electronics tour features work from his three critically acclaimed albums (including 2018’s NZ top 10 album Zealandia) and incorporates performative elements including video projection art. In the past Dudley has duetted with Vashti Bunyan, been remixed by Matmos and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and in 2014 received the nationally significant NZ Arts Foundation New Generation Award. Dudley will be based in London 7 August - 7 October 2019.

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