Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • This video about access to arts and cultural events has been audio described by Ryan Smith for blind and partially sighted viewers. “The good thing about being focused on access and accessibility is that you create a better experience for everybody,” says Philip Patston, Managing Director of Diversity New Zealand. Philip is one of several disabled people speaking on a video about the importance ...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • The hour-long show, Fish, includes a stingray floating above the audience, a crab scuttling along the seabed, buckets full of sea creatures, a seaweed rope, an iridescent fish and a regal salmon. On stage, the fisherman casts his net into the sea. The ends of five ropes are caught by audience members, who are slowly pulled in. From then on, the audience members are participants in the show. The...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • “The message for me is that we can do what we want to do. I want to perform. I want to take my show on the road,” says Auckland circus performer Sarah Houbolt on n a recent Paul Henry breakfast show on TV3. “A lot of people have said I can’t. I’m a very niche market but there are advantages to that. My message is just work it.” Sarah Houbolt, who performed her one-woman show, KooKoo the Birdgirl,...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • Well-known theatre practitioners Miriama McDowell, Rob Makaraka and Jason Te Kare have embarked on a fundraising mission for a theatre project called Cell Fish. In the early pre-production stages, the trio has set up a page on the online fundraising platform, Givealittle.co.nz, with the aim to raise $4000. Miriama and Rob will play all seven characters and Jason will be directing and producing t...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • This year the 20th Anniversary of Arts Access Aotearoa was celebrated with an anniversary lunch hosted by Dame Rosie Horton on the same day as the Arts Access Awards, 1 July. The lunch was held at CQ Hotels Cuba St. and it was an excellent opportunity to have a reunion with the earliest trustees and a celebration of all that has been achieved over the last 20 years. Grant Robertson, Philip Pats...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • Rembrandt Remastered New Zealand Sign Language Tours with Deaf tour guide Theresa Cooper. Venue: New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf (next to Museum of Wellington City and Sea) Dates and times: Sunday 21st June – 2-3PM Saturday 27th June – 2-3PM Thursday 2nd July 11am – 12pm Book at http://www.rembrandtremastered.co/ The tour is free with the cost of the exhibition entry fee : $1...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • Arts For All is a 92-page book filled with practical information, examples and ideas about how to make the arts more accessible to Deaf people, disabled people, and people with lived experience of mental ill-health. It’s for arts organisations, touring companies, festivals, venues such as theatres, galleries and museums, and arts marketers – in fact, anyone in the arts and cultural sectors wantin...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • Philip Patston may be best known for his fifteen-year career as an Auckland comedian and recipient of the Billy T Award. But it’s his passion for diversity and social change that drives him these days. It’s this passion, accompanied by much generosity and wisdom, which makes Philip the inaugural recipient of the Arts Access Accolade.

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • “What can we do that’s the easiest thing for us to all feel connected? Make some music together. So simple,” says Julian Raphael, community musician and facilitator of Chamber Music New Zealand’s relaxed workshops and performances for people with learning disability. In this video produced by Arts Access Aotearoa, Julian works with Chamber Music New Zealand, Trio Amistad, and students and teachers...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • “What can we do that’s the easiest thing for us to all feel connected? Make some music together. So simple,” says Julian Raphael, community musician and facilitator of Chamber Music New Zealand’s relaxed workshops and performances for people with learning disability. In this video produced by Arts Access Aotearoa, Julian works with Chamber Music New Zealand, Trio Amistad, and students and teachers...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • “The good thing about being focused on access and accessibility is that you create a better experience for everybody,” says Philip Patston, Managing Director of Diversity New Zealand. Philip is one of several disabled people speaking on a video about the importance of providing access to the arts for everyone in society. Others include Deaf filmmaker Jared Flitcroft, PhD candidate and wheelchair ...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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  • Musician and composer Julian Raphael and community group ACTIVE presented "We’re Gonna Get Along" in concert on Saturday 27 May. The song cycle was composed by Raphael as the 2016 SOUNZ Community Commission for the ACTIVE singing group. Words for the commissioned work came from ideas expressed by the young people themselves. The audience was charmed, interested and appreciative that here was a gro...

Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts Access Aotearoa
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