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This page provides information about arts projects that have happened – or are happening – in and out of prisons in New Zealand.

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The gift of quilting at Arohata Prison

20 January 2012 The eight women meet in the car park at Arohata Prison in the Wellington suburb of Tawa. Carrying bags filled with fabric, they head to the prison gates ready for another quilting session with the women inside. View The gift of quilting at Arohata Prison...

Stitching group develops creative relationships

25 November 2011 A large, unfinished quilt has been completed after several years and installed as a wall hanging at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility in Manukau. View Stitching group develops creative relationships...

Storybook Dads a success in Invercargill

18 April 2011 "Their children really matter to these men and so they were happy to be filmed reading the books to their kids as part of Storybook Dads. They were incredibly proud of what they had done," says Marg McCullough, Programmes Co-ordinator at Invercargill Prison. View Storybook Dads a success in Invercargill...

Partnership drives Kaupapa Māori Storybook Dads

10 March 2011 Storybook Dads Kaupapa Māori, a new programme offered alongside the Methodist Mission's existing Storybook Dads programme at Otago Corrections Facility, is the outcome of a three-way partnership that now includes A3 Kaitiaki Ltd, a subsidiary company of Te Runanga o Otakou. View Partnership drives Kaupapa Māori Storybook Dads...

Inspiring change in Scottish prisons

25 November, 2010
An ambitious project in five Scottish prisons is enabling researchers to gather robust evidence on the impact of creative arts activity on re-offending. View Inspiring change in Scottish prisons...

Mau rakau: laying the challenge

14 September 2010 A mau rakau wānanga, held for the first time earlier this year at Otago Corrections Facility and attended by a group of prisoners, took the men's learning to new levels and gave them a strong sense of pride. View Mau rakau: laying the challenge...

"I have so looked forward to these classes"

14 July 2009 By Nora West, project co-ordinator Mary (not her real name) is the oldest of the eight women who elected to join the WAY OUT – STAY OUT six-week pilot fabric art course, held recently at the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility in Manukau. The course involved using various sewing and knitting skills, and documenting these in a journal. View "I have so looked forward to these classes"...

A place of learning in Christchurch Men's Prison

27 May 2009 Te Whare Wananga o Te Whatukura a Toi was opened as a place of learning and to provide educational programmes for prisoners at Christchurch Men's Prison in March 2008. It is the first part of a potential three-stage project. View A place of learning in Christchurch Men's Prison...

Fabric art course gets under way

6 April 2009 Women prisoners taking part in a six-week fabric art course, run within the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility, are "very excited and positive" about the course. View Fabric art course gets under way...

A pathway for women leaving prison

5 December 2008A pilot arts programme in Auckland, aimed at helping women prisoners reconnect with their families and society when they leave prison, is seeking financial and community support. View A pathway for women leaving prison...

Storytelling a rehabilitation tool

14 July 2008 The Pasefika Legends Story Telling Programme, run in Auckland prisons, has been a success story for both staff and prisoners. View Storytelling a rehabilitation tool...

 
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