21 Dec 2012
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Five New Zealand artists will head to Asia next year after being chosen for the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s 2013 artist-in-residence exchanges. The artists will spend a minimum of two months working at the host studios and galleries.
The successful candidates are:
Asia New Zealand Foundation director, culture Jennifer King says the residencies are based in prominent institutions and can be life-changing experiences for New Zealand artists. “They are challenged in their practices, and they have to find new ways of working in a different environment.
“They are exposed to a wider range of artists than they would meet in New Zealand, and that often pushes them in new directions. They end up working on collaborative projects with artists from Asia and around the world.”
The Asia New Zealand Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to building New Zealand’s links with Asia through a range of programmes, including business, culture, education, media, research and a Young Leaders Network.
For more information or to obtain photographs of the artists, contact:
Asia New Zealand Foundation media adviser
027 226 8707