2010
video – Taonga source: Attitude Pictures

The Value of Art

Abbie Twiss is curating Auckland’s first exhibition of deaf artists. She talks about the value of art and how being deaf influences her art.
Attitude Pictures
1997
article – Taonga source: NZ Herald

Art of surviving in silence

An interview with Abbie Twiss on World Deaf Awareness Day, and the start of New Zealand's National Deaf Awareness Week. Here, Abbie looks out from her Elam studio. "My thoughts go much faster than I can write." 
2004
video – Taonga source: AUT Visual Languages Section

Memories of Shaun Fahey

Shaun Fahey, a Deaf artist, talks about illustrating signs for the NZSL Dictionary, and what life was like for a young Shaun growing up in Christchurch under the rule of oralism.
AUT Visual Languages Section
1974
article – Taonga source: NZ Woman’s Weekly

14-year-old Deaf boy is a precision artist

For two years, 14-year-old Steven Menefy has been making graphic wall plaques.
1995
article – Taonga source: Victoria News, Victoria University of Wellington

Black magic hat

Shaun Fahey was wearing the right hat when Black Magic won the America's Cup – but he couldn't throw it in the air to celebrate. His hat is actually a replica of the New Zealand boat, 71cm long and 110cm high, complete with seascape, dolphin, buoy, fish and an array of sponsors' stickers.
2010
video – Taonga source: Attitude Pictures

The Art of Abbie Twiss

Abbie Twiss, a deaf artist talks about expressing her ideas, thoughts and emotions. She says without art, the world would be a dark and very depressing place.
Attitude Pictures
2002
video – Taonga source: AUT Visual Languages Section

Memories of Ava Buzzard (2002)

Ava Buzzard talks about life growing up in Christchurch, her hobbies, moving to Auckland as well as her children and their educational upbringing.
AUT Visual Languages Section