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Visiting Asia Secondary School Programme


Learning activities will be adapted to meet needs of each of year level and the relevant curriculum/NCEA objectives.  

  • 4 May - 15 July
  • Years 9 to 13
  • Cost free
  • Duration 2 hours


Students will discuss multi-culture, stereotypes, cultural relationship, ‘other’, cultural exchange, cross-culture, symbol etc.

Duration 30 minutes

Focus work

Together looking deeply at the works of Kushana Bush, Liyen Chong, Reuben Paterson, Tiffany Singh and Jae Hoon Lee

Duration 30 minutes


Inspired by Liyen Chong’s work students will work on images of the past in NZ as a means of exploring a period of time in which they were not born. They will learn to interrupt the content by adding their own elements and give rise to new associations. Medium: painting on photo.

Duration 1 hour


This programme is made possible by generous funding from ‘The Hawke’s Bay Decorative & Fine Arts Society Inc.’


About the exhibition

This vibrant exhibition shares the perspectives of New Zealand artists who have undertaken residencies in China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Through a wide variety of media including photography, painting, performance, video and sculpture, the selected artists have explored new places, collaborated with communities and created fresh cross-cultural synergies.

The artist residencies were made possible through connections and funding from the Asia New Zealand Foundation - a non-government organisation established to developing business and cultural relations between Asian countries and New Zealand. By establishing meaningful and thoughtful links these residencies contribute to an emerging legacy of exchange at a time that Aotearoa has become increasingly connected to the Asian region through immigration and economy.

Visiting Asia has been made in partnership with Te Tuhi, Hastings City Art Gallery and the Asia New Zealand Foundation. The exhibition is based on Imagine Asia originally exhibited at Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua.




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