Emma Glucina leading a Sense Art tour at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, a programme that is a finalist for the Arts Access Aoteaora Museums Award

Emma Glucina leading a Sense Art tour at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, a programme that is a finalist for the Arts Access Aoteaora Museums Award

Govett-Brewster up for accessibility awards

13 May 2019

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is a finalist for two awards at Museums Aotearoa’s 2019 ServiceIQ NZ Museums Awards.

The Gallery’s ‘Sense Art’ accessibility programme is a finalist in the Arts Access Aotearoa category. This is an initiative to expand access to our programme for disabled communities, led by Emma Glucina. Emma put forward a nomination for our programme supporting visually impaired audiences, and included the work she did with artworks at Pukeiti Garden and the Festival of Lights.

The Gallery is also a finalist in the Most Innovative use of Te Reo Māori category. This was a nomination Paul Brobbel and Elaine Rollins worked on to expand the Kūreitanga II IV mural project by Taranaki-based artist WharehokaSmith in the education space. The Gallery produced an accompanying bilingual publication and commissioned a new karakia to bring the project to a more complete close.

Twelve awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at Te Papa on Wednesday 22 May.

For more info see www.museumsaotearoa.org.nz