“I recalled… the number of times I had been struck by the common features that the Māori and Chinese cultures share, such as our respect for our elderly, strong family orientations, and the importance of treating our guests well.” -Margaret Mutu, The Dragon and the Taniwha: Māori and Chinese in New Zealand, 2009, edited by Manying Ip.

In the current understanding of biculturalism in Aotearoa, where do Chinese migrants sit? What is this history of tangata whenua and tauiwi exchange?

Join artist Cindy Huang in this ceramic painting workshop as she leads an open and friendly discussion on this relationship. Participants will be given a choice of either a ceramic Kumara or Bokchoy premade by the artist, on which you will be invited to paint the surface. The gallery will fire the ceramic a second time, and the finished pieces will be available to be picked up a few weeks after the workshop.

This event is part of the public programme for The Shouting Valley: Interrogating the Borders Between Us at Gus Fisher Gallery until December 14.


  • $25


  • Sat 23 Nov


  • 10:30 am — 12:00 pm


  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland Street
  • Auckland, 1010