So Much There Is will represent a living experience of art at Māpura Studios. The show will demonstrate the rich diversity of our community inclusive of age, gender, physical and mental disability. How we are profoundly different from each other and yet united through creativity and human experience.
Interactive Music Workshop - Saturday, 3 September, 10-11:30 AM
Create musical soundscapes using voice, drum rhythms, keyboard, percussive instruments and ukulele.
Panel Discussion - Thursday, 8 September, 6-8 PM
Moderator: writer and broadcaster Finlay MacDonald
A facilitated discussion about the barriers to inclusion in the art world for people with disabilities and the role art can play in unifying people. After the panel discussion, the audience will be invited to join with the panel in using the process of artmaking to respond to ideas and questions raised in the discussion. The panel will include Jacqueline Fahey, renowned artist; Barry de Geest, entrepreneur and disability advocate; Rachel Coppage, Deaf artist and art tutor; Tanya Black, producer at Attitude TV; and Allyson Hamblett, artist and CCS Disability Action Auckland Advisory Committee Chair.
Wheelie Day - Saturday, 10 September, 10-11:30 AM
Bring your wheels along (scooters, wheelchairs, pushchairs, trikes, walking frames, roller blades, etc) to make a large collaborative artwork using a unique form of printing. Or just dance your way into this fun, celebratory and joyous process.