Attention-seeking gnomes

Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Fringe Festival artists Merel Kamp (left) and Laura Stam perform as "Perky and Fiddle" at the University of Otago yesterday.

The naughty, but fun-loving gnomes, from Amsterdam, will be popping up on wheelbarrows around town daily until the Dunedin Fringe Festival ends on Sunday. And their antics have already been capturing the attention of young and old.

"I think people like us because we are like a fairytale, but real. People know we're fake, but they want to believe it," Laura Stam, who plays "Fiddle", said.

"Gnomes are strange creatures anyway and it's even stranger when they are doing burlesque."

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