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Collage of images from the Awesome Arts Access  Auction 2018AWESOME ARTS ACCESS AUCTION : Arts Access Aotearoa's fundrasing auction at Te Auaha in Wellington was a huge success. Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and supporters for their generosity - and to the bidders who made the event one of energy, excitement and enthusiasm. Thanks also to the Department of Corrections; the men and women in Northland Region Corrections Facility, Hawkes Bay Regional Prison and Christchurch Women’s Prison, who created carvings, weaving and artwork for the auction; and the instructors and prisoner trainees of Rimutaka Prison for the catering. The money raised will support Arts Access Aotearoa's work to increase access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand. View the images on Flickr

Awesome Arts Access Auction 2018

The sixth Awesome Arts Access Auction, a major fundraising event supporting Arts Access Aotearoa's work to increase access to the arts for everyone in New Zealand, was held on Wednesday 14 November at Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity on Dixon St, Wellington. As in previous years, there was a great variety of items to bid on - from luxury getaway packages and tickets to live  performances to art, health and beauty items, and much more.

Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa, says the evening is always a great opportunity to have some fun and support the organisation's work. It's also a great networking event and a chance to spread the word about the importance of everyone having access to creativity and the arts.

“Every year, we get fantastic support and we are extremely grateful for the generosity of so many individuals, businesses and arts organisations in Wellington and around the country,” he says. 




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