Asian Aotearoa Arts Hui 2018


For programme outline, events and workshops click here.

A gathering of New Zealand’s  leading Asian creative practitioners will take place in Wellington, this coming September 2018. Groundbreaking artists and writers such as Yuk King Tan, Tame Iti, Kerry Ann Lee, Kim Lowe, Greg Lee and Simon Kaan will all be in attendance. Creatives from all genres, levels of experience and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to participate  in the exciting programme that will explore, celebrate, and showcase diverse arts practices.

The Hui’s energetic acronym (AAAH 2018) is an apt metaphor for Aotearoa in the 21st Century, as the country is undergoing change, growth and discovery. The Māori word ‘hui’ (meeting) shares a similar meaning to the Chinese word 汇 or ‘huì’, which means ‘to converge’.

Following on from previous Hui in 2013 and 2017, the conference and public programme for 2018 in Wellington will be the biggest gathering yet.  This Hui will contribute to national conversations about arts, culture and identity, facilitate cross-cultural connections and support cultural wellbeing.

AAAH18 is supported by Massey University CoCA, Te Papa Tongarewa, Creative New Zealand, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust Wellington Access Radio, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and Te Tuhi.

Image: Kerry Ann Lee, Kitchen Universe, 2008.

Date(s) - 01/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
All Day