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South Island Network

Members of the South Island Network include Corrections staff and volunteers, Community Corrections staff, prisoners, artists and writers, community art organisations, academics, and people in the wider community interested in arts and social justice.  

Chris Ulutupu is the Arts in Corrections Advisor, Arts Access Aotearoa. He works Monday to Wednesday. For information, advice and opportunities, please contact Chris (T: 04 802 4349 E:

South Island Network members


Corrections facilities

Christchurch Men's Prison

Christchurch Women's Prison

Canterbury Community Corrections

Contact: Volunteer Co-ordinator, Jen Hardy
M: 03 345 6443 / 021 768 087 E: 

I work from multiple sites so emails are the best way to contact me.

Contact: Maree Hanford, Principal Advisor Rehabilitation and Learning, Christchurch Women’s Prison


Rolleston Prison

Contact:Volunteer Co-ordinator, Maryann Stretches

M: 03 363 7118 E: 


Organisation: Dance to be Free
Contact: Adriaan Beddie
Arts delivery: Latin and ballroom classes/Latin fusion 
Location: Christchurch
T: 027 528 3105 E:
Links: Dance to be Free

Organisation: Canterbury Museum
Contact: Jerry Champion, Custon Experience & Education Manager
Location: Christchurch
T: 03 366 5000 E:
Links: Canterbury Museum

Organisation: Christchurch Art Gallery
Contact: Lana Coles, Education and Public Programmes Team Leader
Location: Christchurch
T: 03 941 7382 E:
Links: Christchurch Art Gallery

Organisation: Exchange Christchurch
Contact: Preston Hegel, Operations/Programme Development
Location: Christchurch
T: 027 828 3757 E:
Links: Exchange Christchurch

Organisation: Listen! Our voices count - Plains FM 96.9
Contact: Roger Marsden, radio broadcaster
Location: Christchurch
Links: Listen! Our voices count - Plains FM 96.9

Organisation: Otautahi Creative Spaces
Contact: Kim Morton, Project Manager
Location: Christchurch
Links: Otautahi Creative Spaces

Organisation: The White Room, SkillWise
Contact: Kim Dunkley, Arts Co-ordinator  
Location: Christchurch
T: 03 382 0350  E:
Links: The White Room, SkillWise

Organisation: Arts Integrated
Contact: Ursula Ryan, Co-ordinator 
Location: Christchurch
T: 027 826 0141
Links: Arts Integrated

Contact: Trent Hiles, artist/creative activist
Location: Christchurch
T: 021 1728 373 E:

Otago and Southland

Corrections facilities

Otago Corrections Facility

Contact: Volunteer Co-ordinator, Moana Wahanui
M: 03 479 3222 E: 

Invercargill Prison

Contact: Volunteer Co-ordinator 





Chris Ulutupu
CHRIS ULUTUPU: Chris is Arts in Corrections Advisor , Arts Access Aotearoa (T: 04 802 4349 E: Chris works from Monday to Wednesday. More about Chris

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