About the Nock Art Foundation

Established in 2014 by avid art collector and painter Michael Nock, the Nock Art Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation seeking to promote cross-cultural artistic collaboration and nurture the arts through projects and exhibitions, engaging with artists from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China. Core to its activities is a two-way artist residency programme run across Queenstown in New Zealand and Hong Kong. In addition to the residencies, the Foundation sponsors selected art prizes and scholarships, as well as unique artist projects working with established and mid-career artists.


  • encourage dialogue, exchange and collaboration between artists from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China
  • foster the creative vision of artists through the Foundation's artist residency programme
  • support scholarship in the arts through charitable contributions to art institutions and sponsorship of various art prizes
  • expand the Nock Art Foundation collection of art, which will be accessible to the local community