Allan Xia

Born in China in 1989, Allan Xia migrated to New Zealand at the age of 8 with his parents. His artistic practice did not begin until his last year in high school, where he made a life-changing decision to embrace art as his life-long passion. Taking a gap year, he returned to China to study the foundations of drawing and painting. On his return in 2007, Allan enrolled in Bachelor of Design – Digital Design at Auckland University of Technology where he fully embraced the potential of the digital medium. After graduating, he worked as an illustrator and technical artist for acclaimed New Zealand film director, Vincent Ward. He currently works as a freelance illustrator based in Auckland.

Allan Xia has helped fund


Short+Sweet Festival New Zealand

Become a Short+Sweet Champion and help this unique little, big festival celebrate creativity, experimentation and collaboration in New Zealand through its unique and accessible 10-minute format. Each year, Short+Sweet Festival New Zealand provides a platform for actors, dancers, singers, writers, choreographers, musos and directors to create high quality new work in a professional theatre environment reflecting each Festival city. We need you support to get the Festival across the finish line!

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