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.

 A new exhibition at Pataka in Porirua conveys the fresh perspectives experienced by New Zealand artists visiting Asia. 

'Imagine Asia: New Zealand artists respond to contemporary Asia' runs from 22 February to 17 May and features works by 18 artists.

 

Arts & Community