Start Date
18 September -  
End Date
22 September 2018
Various Designers
Main Image
what we see, what we say poster
Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 noon - 6.00pm
Tuesday 18 Sept, 1.10pm - public lecture with William Yang, Vic Uni (see below)

Opening: Tues, 18 September at 6:00 pm. including live performances of Music and Calligraphy sponsored by the Chinese Cultural Center

The term ‘Asian’ floats frequently in the national media. It’s inhabitants neatly homogenised under one term implies a single people or culture.  Spoken of, but rarely to, the opinions, thoughts or observations remain silent. The creators associate their origins in Asia. They are however all individuals. Invariably, the enquiries are turned toward themselves, their friends, the environment, contemporary culture, history and so on.

This exhibition is developed by students from Victoria University School of Design first year paper, "Photographics" which is open to all students at Te Aro, Kelburn and Pipitea. They are not photography students, however through the use of photography, they develop critical and discipline specific enquiries. Employing their skills, they made digital models, furniture, found sponsors, wrote essays, brewed and so on. The exhibition WHAT WE SEE, WHAT WE SAY exposes the concerns of youth and their expectations as individual identities in New Zealand.

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The exhibition includes a public lecture with a renowned international artist, William Yang from Australia in Victoria University School of Design Lecture Theater 1[LT01] Tuesday 18th September. Tea and Mooncakes from at 1:10 pm, Talk from 1:40 pm.

Concept & Curation

Concept/Director Dr. Mizuho Nishioka, Lecturer in Photography and Communication Design, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Design

Curation Tane Moleta, Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Digital Design Technologies, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Architecture

Photographic work by

Dhia Rezki Rohaizad (Malaysia_BCOM), Ziqi Zhan (China_BAS), Thuy Tien Le Phan (Vietnam_BAS), Benjamin Hau (Hong Kong/NZ_BAS), Patrick Kim (Korea_BAS), Jonathan Casil (Philippines_BDI), John Francis Estacio (Philippines_BBSC), Peilin Yang (China_BDI), Wanli Xu (China_BDI), Feiwen Li (China_BA), Mingyuan Yu (China_BDI), Shuangyan Xu (China_BDI), Haiyun Kang (China_BDI)

Written work by

Hannah Rushton (Singapore/NZ_BAS/BA)

Furniture design by

Cyrus Qureshi (Pakistan_MARCH), Duong Nguyen (Vietnam_MARCH)