Tōku Kāinga 我的故乡 My Hometown

Published: 15-Aug-2019

Waimakariri - Enshi Hubei Youth Arts Exhibition and Culture Exchange

Excellent youth artwork has been selected from schools in Waimakariri, Canterbury and Enshi, Hubei, China for the exhibition.



中国 恩施

Xiong Nan

18 years old


NZ Hubei Economy Trade Culture Association (NZ HB ETC) facilitated and helped develop the Enshi, Hubei and Waimakariri Sister City relationship in 2016. The two districts have held official and civil visits with each other successively, had exchanges and interactions in the fields of agriculture and animal husbandry, soil science, culture, education, and tourism.

“We appreciate the support from Waimakariri District Council, Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Christchurch and other supporting organizations including friends of NZ and China,” says Yang Qin Zhou, of the NZ HB ETC.

NZ HB ETC has organised this exhibition alongside Hubei Provincial People's Foreign Friendly Associations, Wuhan City People's Foreign Friendly Association, Hubei Provincial Foreign Service Centre, and the Waimakariri Enshi Sister City Advisory group to exhibit excellent artworks selected from schools in Waimakariri, Enshi and Hubei China.

The theme is My Hometown. The exhibition aims to develop sister cities friendships from a young age, to provide a great platform to showcase youth talent, learn painting skills with each other and encourage imagination and creativity through a culture exchange.

Louise Johns has curated the exhibition, and has worked with nine schools from Waimakariri to create artwork for the exhibit. The Enshi artwork comes from Enshi Polytech, Enshi Talent School, and Enshi East High School.

The public are welcome to visit and enjoy the outstanding works of art drawn by young artists, the youngest being only 7 years old, from different countries to express their patriotic and hometown affections through the images about home and country life.

The exhibition runs from:

15 August to 15 September, at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Library & Service Centre
176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi

For more information, please contact: Louise Johns: louise.j@kbs.school.nz