Te Tui is having a discussion with Deaf and disabled communities in response to the exhibition 'Who can think, what can think' about disability representation in art, the visibility of Deaf and disabled artists, and how to create accessible art spaces.

When: 10-11:30am, Friday 5 May 2023 (gallery opens at 9am)
Where: Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
RSVP: email info@tetuhi.art and let them know if you have any other access needs or dietary requirements.

The 'Who can think, what can think' exhibition challenges definitions of ‘intelligence’ in relation to human and non-human cognition by embracing understandings of biodiversity and neurodiversity and confronting the troubling history of categorising intelligence, that has led to certain groups of people being excluded. The presentation of the exhibition has been consciously designed to be more inclusive, not only to neurodiverse audiences, but also disabled visitors.

The panel includes:

  • Martine Abel-Williamson - Senior Human Rights Advisor at Te Kahui Tika Tangata/Human Rights Commission and World Blind Union president.
  • Stace Robertson - Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor Kaiārahi a Toi – Arts Access Aotearoa
  • Abbie Twiss – Deaf artist
  • Izzy Robinson – Touch Compass
  • Lusi Faiva – Touch Compass

Some light refreshments and the opportunity for more informal discussions to continue will follow the talk.

NZSL interpreters and an audio describer will be available from 9am, the venue is wheelchair accessible and the gallery has a Quiet Space.

People are encouraged to wear masks if they would like, and please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Find out more, including including descriptions of the artwork and NZSL information - Who can think, what can think exhibition