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The maker of beauty has left us his gift

Arts Access Aotearoa acknowledges with sadness the passing of ceramic artist Robert Rapson. Robert has been part of the fabric of Arts Access Aotearoa for many years as the maker of the Arts Access Award trophies. Beyond that he was a mentor, advocate, award recipient, supporter of our organisation and friend. Thank you Robert, you are already greatly missed. Read more about Robert Rapson
"Robert Rapson Outside Art" was directed by Leonardo Guerchmann

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