Chinese Scholars' Studio
Discover Chinese-New Zealand cultural history through various activities, such as printing with our unique collection of newly restored Chinese heritage types.
Opening in 2017, the Chinese Scholars’ Studio will showcase unique Chinese–New Zealand initiatives. Hamish Beattie, a PhD candidate in Architecture, in collaboration with Daniel K. Brown, Reader in Architecture, at Victoria, has created compelling designs that bridge the rich history of the Chinese community in Wellington and letterpress printing with new materials and technologies. The studio concept includes an adjacent exhibition area as well as a modest outdoor garden, seamlessly stitching Wai-te-ata Press into a new tapestry of intercultural communication.
The Chinese Scholars’ Studio and Heritage Type project is supported by donations from the Chan family, the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, the New Zealand China Friendship Society and the Dominion Federation of New Zealand Chinese Commercial Growers.
Should you wish to find out more about the project and its fundraising programme, please contact The Printer.