A space in Cuba Street’s Left Bank dedicated to the hands on teaching and conversation for all around Chinese culture, Stan Chan is a Wellington treasure, introducing Chinese brush drawing, calligraphy and opera to generations. Suzanne Tamaki gets to sit down with Stan over a cup of green tea surrounded by years of creative work.

In episode #3 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Pip Adam talks to Florence Academy-trained painter Tatyana Kulida (min in) and gallery owner Alan Aldridge. Kiwi Art House is based at the top of Cuba Street in a restored historic building that was once owned by Carmen and was home to Mr Smiles legendary junk shop. Tatyana speaks about painting at home during lockdown with light and the simple things around her. Her exhibition runs until Sunday April 28. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.