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Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:58 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s first audio description Royal New Zealand Ballet will present its first audio described performances for blind and low vision patrons in Auckland with the ballet Romeo and Juliet , which opens in Wellington on 16 August ... More >>

Arts can help meet challenges in health and social services

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:04 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Research conducted in the UK provides evidence that participating in the arts improves quality of life, aids recovery from illness and saves money across the health and social services, says Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa. More >>

Short film Tama a first for Film Festival

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 2:46 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Tama, the first Deaf and hearing short film collaboration to feature at the New Zealand International Film Festival, will screen in Wellington (13 August), Christchurch (16 and 17 August) and Dunedin (18 and 19 August) as part of the Ngā Whanaunga Māori ... More >>

Arts Access Awards recognise arts leadership in prisons

Friday, 7 July 2017, 1:56 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

A programme where women prisoners read and record stories for their children and grandchildren and a Christchurch prison leading the way in its use of the arts as a rehabilitative tool, have been acknowledged at the 2017 Arts Access Awards. More >>

Theatre recognised for opening its doors to diversity

Friday, 7 July 2017, 1:48 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

The Court Theatre’s focus on working with communities and opening its doors to new, diverse audiences in Christchurch was recognised in Parliament on Tuesday 4 July when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award 2017. ... More >>

Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award to Rodney Bell

Friday, 7 July 2017, 12:10 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award to Rodney Bell Rodney Bell’s life is one of many layers – of a time before and a time after, of culture and identity, and of disconnection and integration. The time before was growing up in Te Kuiti in the ... More >>

Accolade for Olivier Lacoua

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 4:30 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Accolade for Olivier Lacoua Commitment, inclusion, community and leadership are just some of the words that describe Wellington accessibility champion Olivier Lacoua, about to head south to manage the Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel opening in February ... More >>

Bedtime Stories bridge a gap

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 12:55 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Bedtime stories are a time for parents to bond with their children and share the magic of imagination but for some people, the nightly ritual isn’t possible. More >>

Arts Access Awards celebrate artistic contributions

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 1:15 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

A performing artist who has returned home to New Zealand after many years dancing with a renowned dance company in California, a partnership that resulted in a large tape art mural in central Wellington, a creative space providing a pathway from isolation ... More >>

That Blind Woman to co-present at Arts Access Awards

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:18 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Dunedin artist and motivational speaker Julie Woods aka That Blind Woman will join Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa in Parliament on Tuesday 4 July to present the Arts Access Awards 2017. “It’s essential that disabled ... More >>

Exhibition marks anniversary of art space

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:36 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An exhibition showcasing the work of Room 5 artists will open on Monday 12 June, coinciding with the second anniversary of the art studio based at the Phillipstown Community Hub in Christchurch. More >>

David Shrigley exhibition inspires Room 5 artists

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:08 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Drawings by Christchurch artists, inspired by the David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind exhibition, will be displayed in the gallery of the Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) until Sunday 4 June. The display follows a visit to CoCA by twelve artists from Ōtautahi ... More >>

Te Manawa wins Arts Access Museum Award 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:40 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Palmerston North’s Te Manawa, Museum of Art, Science and History has won the inaugural Arts Access Museum Award 2017 for its commitment to putting access and inclusion front and centre stage. The award was presented last night at MA17, Museum Aotearoa’s ... More >>

Simon Kerr’s journey through art

Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:29 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

An exhibition featuring artwork by Simon Kerr, On the Way to the Opera with the Drug Lord and Mr X, will open at the Potocki Paterson Art Gallery in Wellington on 7 April. More >>

Coffee and art, the perfect partners

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:14 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Coffee and art go hand-in-hand at Circa Café in the Christchurch suburb of St Albans, where regular exhibitions feature work by artists from The White Room creative space. More >>

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:09 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding disabled artist recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, close on Monday 3 ... More >>

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 5:12 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding disabled artist recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this year’s Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, close on Monday 3 ... More >>

Shortland Street musical strikes chord with Deaf community

Monday, 20 February 2017, 5:26 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

The opportunity to see a New Zealand Sign Language interpreted performance of Shortland Street – the Musical , on during the Auckland Arts Festival 2017, has struck a chord with Deaf and hard of hearing people. More >>

Jacob Dombroski flies solo

Friday, 17 February 2017, 3:12 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

This is story is about strength, family and dreams; about overcoming fears, facing challenges and speaking up about your truth. Meet Jacob Dombroski, a young talent from Wellington, whose first solo performance, Big J Stylez, will be presented on ... More >>

Creative spaces capsule lands at Wellington’s Fringe

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:00 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An exhibition that travelled from Invercargill to Auckland, collecting artworks from community-based creative spaces along the way, opens at the Gryphon Theatre in Wellington on 15 February as part of the New Zealand Fringe. More >>

 

 

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