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Foundation farewells festival 'godmother'

After 23 years with the Foundation, Jennifer King, our culture director, retired this year - leaving behind an incredible legacy of bringing Asian arts and culture to the New Zealand public.

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What gold smells like
an artist's impressions of Varanasi, India

Closing in on the half way point of his Foundation residency at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India, artist Elliot Collins gives his observations of this city on the banks of the Ganges.

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Residency artist fuses NZ modernism and Indian handcraft

We spoke to artist Natalie Guy about her time as the 2017 Asia New Zealand Foundation artist in residence at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India. She describes living in Varanasi and the works she create

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Artist experiences close-knit Jogja art world

Bridget Reweti, who spent three months as an artist-in-residence in Indonesia, says the Jogja art scene is like nothing she’s experienced before.

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Artist delves into
community in Beijing

Half way through his residency at I:Project Space in Beijing, artist Ted Whitaker reports back on his experiences.

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The artist's heart - Shayne Carter at Bangkok 1899

Musician Shayne Carter writes about the three months he spent as the inaugural artist in residence at creative/civic hub Bangkok 1899 where he immersed himself in local culture and composed and perfor

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WARE artist reinterprets
Chinese culture
through jewellery

Acclaimed Chinese artist Bifei Cao – this year’s WARE (Wellington Asia Residency Exchange) artist in residence – uses innovative design to comment on current issues and reinterpret Chinese culture.

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Home again,
the perspective of distance

Back in New Zealand after a three-month Foundation residency in Varanasi, India, artist Elliot Collins reflects on how the city, the Ganges and the people have influenced him.

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Residency allows artist
to see familiar city in new light

Four weeks into his Foundation residency at Rimbun Dahan, Kuala Lumpur, artist Richard Liew says he is rediscovering the city he thought he knew well.

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Seoul’s nature inspires Kiwi artist

The parks on the edge of the Han river are a welcome respite to the hustle and bustle of Seoul, writes Sam Thomas, who is doing a three-month residency at SeMA Nanji.

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Auckland and South Island Lantern Festivals

Each year Auckland Domain and Christchurch's Avon River Precinct and Cathedral Square come alive with beautiful Chinese lanterns, incredible food stalls and spectacular local and international perform

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2018 Diwali Festival of Lights

This Diwali, win a Bollywood experience in India with the Asia New Zealand Foundation and Radio Tarana, supported by Global Finance.

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