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This calendar lists arts and cultural events that promote inclusion and provide accessible services. For example, audio described performances; sign interpreted gallery and museum tours; exhibitions and performances organised by creative spaces; workshops and relaxed performances; professional development opportunities; and public events featuring artworks by prisoners.

It also lists arts and cultural events featuring Deaf and disabled artists, performers and writers.

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Māpura Masks

This is an invitation to the Māpura community of artists, support workers, volunteers, staff and the wider world to create beautiful, fantastical, over the top, simple, bizarre, magical, mythical masks, gloves and/or costumes with whatever medium you like using any materials you can find. Keep Reading

 

Fundraiser Exhibition

Vincents Gallery presents a fundraising exhibition to raise money for Vincents Art Workshop's ongoing costs. There will be an exciting range of affordable artworks for sale including paintings, ceramics, crafts, weaving and more. Keep Reading

 

Covid-Free by David Boyle

New works by David Boyle will be on display at ROAR! gallery, opening night 2 July 5.30pm-7.00pm Keep Reading

 

Rangona Sentience Matariki exhibition

In this group exhibition of five artists, Joanna Barrett, Heidi Brickell, Natanahira Pona, Jermaine Reihana and Ruth Woodbury, we develop the theme of Matariki through contemporary painting, installation, carving and sculpture which celebrates the sentience of our environment at this time. Keep Reading

 

Singing at MāpuraStudios

Singing is a therapeutic activity that can show benefits across the spectrum of the domains of development – physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and language.  It is an opportunity to participate and share your voice with others by singing old favourites and, perhaps, learning some new songs. Keep Reading

 

Sense Art audio described and tactile tour

Join a Govett-Brewster team member for a free touch and audio described tour of our current exhibitions. No knowledge of art is needed. Guide dogs are welcome. Keep Reading

 

Winter Group Show

Vincents Gallery presents the first group show since Vincents has reopened. The exhibition will feature artworks in many different mediums, some of which were created by artists at home during the lockdown.  Keep Reading

 

The Haka Party Incident: touch tour

The touch tour for Auckland Theatre Company's The Haka Party Incident will be held on Sunday 9 August at 2:30pm ahead of the 4pm performance at Q Theatre. Keep Reading

 

Black Lover ideal for blind and low vision patrons

Award-winning playwright Stanley Makuwe brings us a gripping drama about war, politics and colonialism in Black Lover, the story of expat New Zealander Sir Garfield Todd, who was ousted as Prime Minister of Rhodesia in 1958 for being a “black lover”. Because the play is rich in dialogue, audio description is not necessary. Keep Reading

 

Ballet in a Box relaxed performances by RNZB

An opportunity for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, and other sensitivity issues or special needs, to experience the world of ballet in a sensory-friendly environment. Keep Reading

 

Audio-described performance and touch tour: NZ Opera's Semele

Fame and immortality come to church in a unique and immersive staging of Handel's Baroque masterpiece Semele in the breathtaking beauty of Holy Trinity Cathedral, conceived and directed by New Zealand Opera's General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess with Jacqueline Coats. Handel's score is an exciting mix of opera and oratorio. Unlike his... Keep Reading

 

My Fair Lady audio described performance and touch tour

In conjunction with Blind and Low Vision NZ, Showbiz Christchurch is staging an audio described performance and preshow touch tour for patrons with visual impairments on Sunday 5 April 2020. Keep Reading

 

Inclusive creative dance forkids

Inclusive Creative Dance for children provides the opportunity to explore the use of imagination, self-expression and creativity while developing skills through the language of movements. As a part of the multimodal Arts Expression the class includes art-making inspiration. Keep Reading

 

Mary Poppins' audio described performance

There will be an audio described performance of Mary Poppins on Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 7.30pm at The Civic theatre in Auckland. Keep Reading

 

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