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Stills from the movie Robert Rapson: Outsider Artist ROBERT RAPSON ON SCREEN: As a child, Robert used to watch the ships sail into and out of Wellington Harbour from his home in Melrose, and walk along the Wellington wharf. Winner of the 2013 Premier Portage Ceramic Award and the Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award 2014, Robert is the subject of a 12-minute short film, directed by Leonardo Guerchmann and produced by Tim Hope. Read more 

Audio describer training in Christchurch to fill a gap

5 November 2015
Wellington participants in the audio describer training course with objects they have audio describedA shortage of audio describers in Christchurch has prompted the Blind Foundation to work with The Court Theatre and Arts Access Aotearoa to offer free audio describer training from 21 to 22 November. Claire Noble, Community Development Co-ordinator, Arts Access Aotearoa, says 14 people will participate in the workshop. Claire, who co-ordinated a similar audio describer training course in Wellington in March 2014, will introduce the course and provide an insight into the training. Read more

Circus performer brings freak-show character to life

30 October 2015
Sarah Houbolt performs in KooKoo the BirdgirlCircus performer Sarah Houbolt will bring a historical freak-show character to life in her one-woman show, KooKoo the Birdgirl, at TAPAC in Auckland from 11 to 13 November. Sarah says she was excited to create a show about a woman with a similar disability to her own. "I found the story of KooKoo and the other freak-show performers fascinating. I could relate to these performers finding a space for themselves on the fringes, and I think it's important that we tell their stories rather than shying away from them." Read more 

Move to new premises for Artsenta

Kath Beattie, author of the Artsenta history19 October 2015
Artsenta, recipient of the Arts Access Creative Space Award 2015, has a busy calendar for the rest of the year, including a move to new premises in November, an installation in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, a book launch and its annual exhibition. The book Artsenta: the first 30 years was launched at Dunedin Community Gallery at the opening of the annual exhibition. It presents the history and development of Artsenta and is written by Kath Beattie. Read more

Toi Ora artist a finalist in Attitude Awards 2015

16 October 2015
Juliet Jackson, an artist who works from Auckland creative space Toi Ora Live Art Trust, is a finalist in the Artistic Achievement category of the Attitude Awards 2015. The two other finalists in this category are dancer Salem Foxx of the Kapiti Coast and artist Yaniv Janson of Hamilton. Read more 

Celebrating 20 years of Arts Access Aotearoa

2015 is the 20th anniversary of Arts Access Aotearoa.

This video,promoting past and present achievements, with pictures of many friends and supporters, was produced to play at the celebratory lunch held at CQ Hotel Wellington and at the Arts Access Awards the same evening on 1 July. Thank you to everyone who has helped Arts Access Aotearoa to reach this milestone.





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