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Collage of images of Helen Vivienne FletcherWRITING FOR THE STAGE, PAGE AND SCREEN: Helen Vivienne Fletcher shares her her apartment in central Wellington with Bindi, her assistance dog. Bindi’s toys and evidence of Helen’s writing fill all the rooms … books, picture books, computer, camera, her Storytime Fairy costume. Read more about Helen Vivienne Fletcher 

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PARS exhibition aims to remove stigma

25 June 2019
A series of workshops and an upcoming exhibition, facilitated by PARS Inc – People at Risk Solutions (PARS) in Auckland, is giving the exhibiting artists an outlet to express their feelings, connect with like-minded people and showcase their work to whānau, friends and the public. All of the artists bring a strong sense of cultural identity as tangata whenua and Pasifika to their work. Read more about the project

Otago Museum wins Arts Access Museums Award 2019

23 May 2019
Award recpientsOtago Museum was presented the Arts Access Museums Award 2019 for its collaboration with the local autistic community at the ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2019 at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Wednesday 22 May. Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa, presented the award for a collaboration that resulted in an exhibition of works by 28 autistic artists from Dunedin and around the country. Read more

Volunteers build community connections

30 April 2019
volunteer co-ordinatorsKnitting is a new creative activity introduced to the Otago Corrections Facility by Moana Wahanui, the Facility’s first Volunteer Co-ordinator. “The guys love it and it reminds them of their grandmothers knitting. It’s a therapeutic group activity and a way for them to give back to the community.” Read more 








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