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A collage of images of Yaniv Janson's artworksPLEASE DO TOUCH: An exhibition by Raglan artist Yaniv Janson, previously displayed in Paris and New York, will feature for the first time in New Zealand at ArtsPost, the gallery of the Waikato Museum in Hamilton. The exhibition opens on 9 January. Read more

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Access and representation at Auckland Arts Festival

10 December 2019
UPU"It’s an exciting time for access in the arts here in Aotearoa. In the newly formed role of Programme Co-ordinator for Access and Inclusion, I have had the wonderful chance to continue Auckland Arts Festival’s track record of award-winning accessibility, plus introduce some innovative new initiatives," blogs Alex Lodge

Arohata Prison concert “humanising and healing”

15 November 2019
Ballet performanceWhen Marama* got up on stage to sing in Arohata Prison’s annual Christmas concert, the audience wasn’t prepared for what happened next. As she sang the Whitney Houston song I will always love you, dedicated to her children, people began to cry. By the time Marama sang her last note, tears were streaming down the faces of audience members. Read more about the 2019 concert

Community spaces showcase White Room artists

7 November 2019
The White RoomCommunity art galleries, cafes and libraries in Christchurch are offering people a “unique and fresh view of the world” through art exhibitions featuring work by artists from The White Room Creative Space. Over the years, it’s established a number of partnerships with the local Christchurch community. Read more about The White Room

Building connections in Arts in Corrections sector

30 October 2019
Symposium panelWhat’s the role of the performing arts in the criminal justice system in New Zealand and internationally? How can the arts and culture challenge the legacies of colonialism in countries such as New Zealand, Canada and Australia? And how can we strengthen evidence about the value of the arts in prisons? These were some of the questions discussed by the 75 delegates and speakers who attended the recent Performing Arts and Justice Symposium. Read more



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Julie Woods and Margaret JacksonBALLET FOR BLIND PATRONS: “From beginning to end, Pascale and the RNZB team did an outstanding job of this audio described performance,” blogs Julie Woods 

Work by Daniel Phillips in Opportunity Arts Visits ParliamentART FOR SALE: Self-taught, intuitive, outsider, visionary and raw … Check out work by a diverse group of talented at Opportunity Arts’ new online shop.

ONE TO WATCH: Writer and spoken-word poet Helen Vivienne Fletcher performs Stick-abled: video directed, shot and edited by Rajeev Mishra.

Bronwyn Haines and Henrietta Bollinger otuside ParliamentVALUE OF CREATIVE SPACES: A report presenting key findings from a survey of creative spaces aims to provide key decision-makers and agencies with more information about the sector. Read the report 

CONNECTING THROUGH MUSIC: Chamber Music New Zealand received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 206 for its Accessible Concerts Programme, which includes relaxed performances and workshops. Watch the video and read more


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