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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 >>

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 >>



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