Tanya comes from an Arts and refugee background. In October 2019, she co created Cultural Conversations with Padma Naidu as part of Nelson Arts festival.
She believes that to address antiracism we need to commit to real action by stepping back and empowering our marginalised communities.
My name is Lucia, and I am a Peruvian artist, currently settling in to my new life in Nelson, New Zealand. I come from a beautiful city called Cusco in the Peruvian Andes.
As a child I sought many ways to entertain myself, and thanks to the guidance of several people I was introduced to the world of art.
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Hola, I'm Claudia from Colombia.
I have been living in NZ for 4 years and love my life in Nelson. Making gifts in general and toys for Christmas is something I enjoy a lot. I'm so glad to be part of the opportunities Cultural Conversations provides, particularly to join in the many craft activities.
Chandra, originally from Nepal, came to study the IT programme at NMIT, Nelson. He has stepped up as a freelancer in Web Development and Digital Marketing. He is passionate about helping the community through technology and believes that digital technology can preserve and promote the culture and recreate community connections.