Pablos has introduced innovative and inclusive workshops in 2019. Negin, our art therapy student, facilitates group called ‘Art is Healing’, which provides a space to explore using different art tools designed to assist in supporting well-being. It has maintained a safe place to explore inner worlds with focus on creative process rather than end product.

Art with Vision is a group created in collaboration with the Blind Foundation. The intention for this group is to provide accessible tactile art for all including those who may be vision impaired. It is a sensory form of art tuition facilitated by tutor Matt and informed by the support and wisdom of Mary Fischer (from the Blind Foundation).

We are very thankful to Kaibosh who are providing food packages on a Tuesday morning. The donated food from Kaibosh serves two primary purposes for the artists at Pablos, to provide sustenance during the day for people who may not be able to afford a nourishing lunch and to provide small parcels of food for artists to take home to cook for themselves. This kind of service helps not only with the physical wellbeing but also the mental well-being of our artists, enabling healthy eating habits and healthy minds through supportive resources.

Pablos is happy to announce that we have secured new premises. We will be moving our studio in December to the ground floor of 118 Tory St, Te Aro, ready for artists to attend January 2020. The new studio space will be disability accessible and have gender neutral toilet facilities. As our new premises require Roar Gallery to be separate, we have secured a fantastic new location and will be relocating in November to Left Bank, off Cuba St, where we expect to increase our exposure providing the opportunity to share the stories and work of Pablos artists with the wider community.