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.

Matthew Cowan used photography, video and performance to portray unusual traditional Japanese customs during his artist's residency in Sapporo.

His unique, humourous artworks will feature in the 'Imagine Asia: New Zealand Artists Respond to Contemporary Asia' exhibition from 22 February at Pataka in Porirua.

Arts & Community