Cindy Huang: Artist talk and clay workshop

Talks + Symposia

Cindy Huang: Artist talk and clay workshop
March 19, 2023


Mar 19, 2023

Join us for a kōrero and workshop with Cindy Huang to learn about her practice and her process of working with clay.

You are invited to join artist Cindy Huang in a 2 hour ceramic vase-making workshop. Participants will be guided in the ceramic-making process and will be able to take home a bespoke vase in the style of Cindy’s Round Hill vase.

During the 2-hour session you will be welcomed into a friendly round table discussion around the topics of Huang’s exhibition and encouraged to connect with your neighbour.

Talk and workshop begins at 3pm.

Cindy Huang explores exchange, ancestry, and materiality in her solo exhibition. Her installation of hundreds of handmade porcelain lilies aims to explore the lack of recorded knowledge about the Chinese settlement locally in Tāhuna and regionally in Ōtākou and Murihiku.


Cindy Huang grew up in Rotorua and currently lives in Tāmaki Makaurau. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Elam School of Fine Art (2019) and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Media (2018), and a Masters in Heritage Conservation in Museum and Cultural Heritage (2022) from the University of Auckland.  Huang is a ceramic artist whose practice performatively explores ideas of exchange, generosity and adjacency. Her research interests focus on the histories of local Chinese migrant communities and the complex relationships of tauiwi, non-indigenous New Zealanders can and could have as tangata Tiriti.  In previous works, Huang has highlighted the lack of recorded knowledge around Chinese and specifically, the reciprocity between Māori and Chinese histories in Aotearoa.

This exhibition was funded by the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono and Creative Communities New Zealand.

Photo by Hannah Bennett.

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