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IN TOUCH - Drinking With Li Bai

We chat to poet Doc Drumheller about his IN TOUCH Arts Commission work in which fellow poets and dignitaries in New Zealand and Asia read poems from his 2018 collection of poems Drinking with Li Bai.

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A Clear Dawn shines for budding poets

Students at Cobham intermediate turned their hands/minds to the art of the ode thanks to a Foundation-arranged visit by poet Neema Singh. Livia Adams and May Fudakowska (Y8) describe the experience.

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The First Asian Prime-Time Sitcom

The Foundation talks to Nahyeon Lee about her new play The First Prime-Time Asian Sitcom - how the work evolved through the pandemic and the pressures that have come with putting on an Asian-led show.

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IN TOUCH - Being, Becoming

We chat to artist Xi Li about her IN TOUCH Arts Commission work Being, Becoming - an organic and synthetic digital sculpture reflecting on identity through a mythical narrative framework.

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Arts reunion a chance to reconnect and look ahead

The Foundation brought together some of the hundreds of arts practitioners it has supported over the years for a reunion in to reconnect, share ideas and learn about upcoming opportunities.

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Speakers to provide Japanese lens at photo festival

We chat to Auckland Festival of Photography CEO Julia Durkin about the two Japanese photography practitioners Emi Higano and Ihiro Hayami who the Foundation is supporting to speak at the festival.

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IN TOUCH: Walking away

In this article we talk to the creators of IN TOUCH Arts Commission Walking Away and discuss why the tango is so popular among Asian communities in New Zealand and around the world.

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IN TOUCH - Tashi Dolma

We chat to artist Tiffany Singh about her work Tashi Dolma, a short video that captures the essence of her arts practice. Tashi Dolma is one of the Foundation's 2022 IN TOUCH Arts Commissions.

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IN TOUCH - The Space of an Afternoon

We chat with the creator of The Space of an Afternoon, Chye-Ling Huang, about the inspiration behind her short film and how Covid has impacted her and her practice.

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IN TOUCH - A Bite That Takes Me Home

Yixuan Zhu's IN TOUCH Arts Commission work A Taste That Takes Me Home is a playful exploration of the role food plays in Chinese culture.

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IN TOUCH - In / You

We talk to Paul Mathews about his IN TOUCH dance In / You, which he performs with his wife, Mayu Tanigaito, and is filmed beneath the pohutukawa tree under which they were married in 2017.

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Krishnan's Dairy - 25 years and going strong

Marking 25 years since it debuted at Bats Theatre in Wellington, one of New Zealand's most beloved and iconic plays is again touring.

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