Last friday evening saw art, music, film and performance come together in our one night only show HALF, by The Branch Collective. The event ran for about two hours in total with a pinnacle ‘HALF time show’ in collaboration with band The Something Quartet and a little help from our friends at Highly Flammable.

HALF succeeded in winning the Dunedin Fringe festival Award for Best Promotional Campaign, thanks to our incremental videos, cardboardy publicity stunt and Dead Drops mission. One lucky person even managed to grab themselves one of our free entry tickets by plugging in and downloading from a Dead Drop, check out Rachel Gillies docking up here

Check out the review in this week’s Critic Magazine


Alex Lovell-Smith performs live drawing at HALF

Half time show by all The Branch members with The Something Quartet
Photos by Matt Brown


More photos to come in good time!


Scattered around Dunedin City we have carefully concealed a number of USB keys in brickwork lanes and alleyways. Your mission is to hunt these Dead Drops down, “dock” your laptop to them and reap the benefits – namely FREE tickets to our show on the 18th of March – HALF at 140 George Street.

Check out the map for the secret locations…

A Few Guidelines:

-Connect to any USB device/format. Plug and download…

-All of them are hidden in brickwork walls.

-All the Dead Drops are at around waist/eye height.

-They are all off street so look down alleys and even into shops!

Original Dead Drop Concept by Aram Bartholl

The Branch Presents HALF
140 George Street, Top Floor
7:30pm – 9:30pm
18th March