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Raglan artist’s exhibition opens in UN building in New York

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 1:15 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

An exhibition of paintings by Raglan artist Yaniv Janson, called Please Do Touch , features in the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 14 June, coinciding with the annual UN meeting of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. More >>

Waikato theatre director wins NZSL Arts Award 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018, 8:42 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Dr Laura Haughey, Artistic Director of the theatre company Equal Voices Arts and senior lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Waikato, was presented the inaugural NZSL Arts Award at last night’s New Zealand Sign Language Awards 2018 ... More >>

Call for nominations to Arts Access/Creative NZ Award 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 6:49 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is calling for nominations to the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2018. This award recognises a performing arts company, literary organisation, festival, venue, producer or gallery that best demonstrates its commitment ... More >>

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2018

Monday, 12 March 2018, 12:52 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 16 ... More >>

Increased access at NZ Fringe 2018

Friday, 2 March 2018, 3:52 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

“There are no barriers to what performers present at the Fringe and so there should be no barriers to who can be part of it,” says Hannah Clarke, Director of the NZ Fringe Festival on in Wellington from 2 to 24 March. The festival is New Zealand’s ... More >>

Rodney Bell takes new dance works to Asia Pacific

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 1:42 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

International performances in Singapore and the Gold Coast of Australia are on this year’s calendar for dancer Rodney Bell, recipient of the Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award 2017, along with a New Zealand tour of his work Meremere . More >>

Students create mural for Cannons Creek

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:35 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

A new mural in Porirua, based on a picture book by Patricia Grace, has been created by local students from Glenview Primary School and Porirua Alternative School. Patricia Grace’s book Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street is set in Cannons ... More >>

Contemporary art a feature of Awesome Arts Access Auction

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:30 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Contemporary art from the quirky to the collectible is a feature of this year’s Awesome Arts Access Auction, to be held at CQ Hotel Wellington on Thursday 30 November. More >>

Rossano Fan artwork a highlight of Arts Access Auction

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:56 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Artwork by the late Rossano Fan, a renowned Wellington architect and artist, will be available for purchase at the Awesome Arts Access Auction, on at the CQ Hotels Wellington on Thursday 30 November. Called Dougong xiāng: village at sunset , the ... More >>

Get along to the Awesome Arts Access Auction

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 1:39 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Luxury getaways to New Plymouth, Auckland and Christchurch; dinner dates in fine restaurants; fabulous art from the quirky to the collectible; and tickets to live performance are just a few of more than 60 items up for grabs at the annual Awesome ... More >>

Trish Harris’ poetry navigates hospital life

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 10:55 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

Hospital life from a patient’s perspective is captured in Trish Harris’s first collection of poetry, My wide white bed , to be launched on Saturday 14 October at Pataka Art + Museum in Porirua. More >>

Dunedin's Artsenta Promotes Mental Health Awareness Week

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 11:19 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

It’s Friday and the morning sun adds warmth and light to the large space that is Artsenta. In one corner, a music group is singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and in another, there’s a display of sculptures created for More Mad Ideas, an event ... More >>

Upper Hutt shines spotlight on prisoners’ art

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:46 pm | Arts Access Aotearoa

Upper Hutt shines spotlight on prisoners’ art An exhibition in Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki arts centre, opening on 29 September and on throughout October, is a chance for the public to purchase artwork by prisoners and support their journey ... More >>

Tukutuku panel a welcome to Artsenta

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10:10 am | Arts Access Aotearoa

A tukutuku panel, created by Artsenta’s artists over three months, takes pride of place in the entranceway to the Dunedin creative space and serves as a welcome to everyone. More >>

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 >>



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