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A Symphony of Culture: Treasures from the Heart of Taiwan

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Friday 20 June 2014

A Symphony of Culture: Treasures from the Heart of Taiwan

Opens Whangarei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi

13 July – 21 September 2014

The Whangarei Art Museum will be hosting a major exhibition from Taichung City, showcasing the vibrant arts and cultural treasures from Taiwanese artists and indigenous communities.

A Symphony of Culture consists of art works from the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition held in Taichung City annually. Artists throughout the world are invited to submit works in eleven categories, ranging from painting to calligraphy, to sculpture and the digital arts. This year, selected prize-winning art works from the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition are touring to the Whangarei Art Museum, offering a unique opportunity to experience the diversity of arts and culture from contemporary Taiwanese artists.

Taichung City, known in its earliest days as ‘Da Dun’, is renowned for its year-round sunshine and mild climate, which makes it one of Taiwan’s most pleasant cities. Its booming artistic and cultural developments, as well as its colourful cultural diversity, have earned Taichung the name “City of Culture”.

Taichung City is devoted to preserving its historical heritage. Embracing tradition but also modernism, Taichung City’s vision of weaving cultural elements into the city’s daily fabric captures its unique place in the world. The exhibition includes artefacts of textile and bamboo weaving from Taiwan’s indigenous cultures, as well as contemporary works using the traditional mediums of calligraphy, seal engraving and ink wash painting.

Energetic, charming and vibrant, Taichung City welcomes friends from New Zealand to experience its fine weather and rich cultures.

A Symphony of Culture: Treasures from the Heart of Taiwan was developed by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government and co-organised by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Auckland.


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