Arts and Community

Each year, our arts programme helps bring tens of thousands of New Zealanders in contact with the cultural traditions of Asia. We help organise and fund Asia-related events such as the Chinese Lantern Festival, Diwali and the Southeast Asian Night Market and support artists’ residencies and professional development in Asia.

Performance artist Stephen Bain set off for an artist's residency in Taiwan with the idea of exploring the uses of bamboo in Taipei.

Instead, he found himself mesmerised by the city's  use of blue-and-white tarpaulin, which he says is used in the city as "a material to hide, cloak, or imply an idea beyond the official".

Arts & Community