Past event

21 November to 22 November
Sat 21 Nov, 9am – 5pm and Sun 22 Nov, 10am – 5pm

Audio Describing in Action with Judith Jones

21 November to 22 November. Free entry.

Learn and develop the art of audio describing with award-winning audio describer Judith Jones (Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand).

Join us for a weekend of free audio describing workshops on 21 & 22 November 2020!

Award-winning audio describer Judith Jones (visitor host and accessibility advocate at Te Papa Tongarewa) will present two audio describing workshops, offering supported points of entry into theory and practice for newcomers to this art, for creatives developing work for listening audiences, and for gallery and museum professionals using spoken word descriptions to share the stories of collections or exhibitions.

WORKSHOP 1 / Saturday 21 November, 9am – 5pm 

Audio description theory and practice for newcomers or as a refresher with Judith Jones.

Based at the UC Arts City Location, Level 3, Camerata Room at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch 8013, with an onsite session at Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities with Curator Terri Elder, Amy Boswell Hore, and Naomi van den Broek.

WORKSHOP 2 / Sunday 22 November, 10am – 5pm

Extending our reach and skills with advice, resources and technical support with Access, Inclusion and Participation Advisor Stace Robertson (Arts Access Aotearoa), Audio Description Advocate Thomas Bryan, and Accessible Information Consultant Tom Smith (Blind Low Vision New Zealand).

Based at the UC Arts City Location, Level 3, Camerata Room at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch 8013, with an onsite session at Christchurch Art Gallery with Curator Melanie Oliver & artist Conor Clarke.

Register for your FREE place on either/both workshops by emailing Keren Oertly Ryan at keren@physicsroom.org.nz by Monday 16 November, 2020. 

Thank you to our partners UC Arts / Te Rāngai Toi Tangata and Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and to Te Papa National Services Te Paerangi, Blind Low Vision NZ (Formerly Blind Foundation), Arts Access Aotearoa / Putanga Toi ki Aotearoa, Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna o Waiwhetū, and The Arts Centre / Te Matatiki Toi Ora for their generous support.

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