Creativity in Corrections with Uta Plate

Today, our director, Louise Tu’u attended an amazing workshop with acclaimed theatre maker and agent for change, Uta Plate. She is here in New Zealand, with the support of  Goethe-Institut New Zealand and Arts Access Aotearoa, holding workshops across the country.

Uta Plate with participants

Today, she put mix of artists, students, Corrections staff and volunteers through their paces with energetic, thoughtful and memorable exercises and discussions about her recent experiences of making work with a handful of Kiwi artists and inmates of the Arohata Womens’ Prison in Wellington.

Presentations were also led by Jacqui Moyes, Arts in Corrections Advisor and other incredibly talented and persistent arts practitioners, working in prisons and helping make visible inmates creative potential both inside prison and post-release.

Floor work

By the end of it, we had gotten to know each a little better and are looking forward to Day 2!

Ze group!

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