Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange
Taichung City Government’s Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan with the support of the University of Malaya Art Gallery (UMAG) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office(TECO) in Malaysia recently collaborated to bring the Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition in University of Malaya a reality.
The exhibition was officiated by the Taiwan Head of Mission, James Chi-ping Chang and Wang Chih-cheng, the Director General of Taichung City Government's Cultural Affairs Bureau on 19 September 2016 at the University of Malaya Art Gallery.
Taichung City Da Dun Fine Arts Exchange Exhibition features a total of 66 pieces of work such as ink wash painting, calligraphy, seal engraving, glue colour painting, oil painting, watercolour painting, printmaking, sculpture and crafts, with the purpose of promoting cultural exchange and training new talents.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung first promoted the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition as a local exhibition in 1996 and it has since grown into an internationally recognized art competition in 2002. It was at this point that it stepped onto the world stage to become Taiwan’s most significant international art exhibition.
Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition has been playing an essential role as an arts exchange platform for artists to showcase their artistic talents and inspirations to the world. It features the widest variety of fine arts categories, presenting the largest number of participating artists, and awarding the largest number of prizes of any art competition in Taiwan.
Every year, the exhibition calls for entries globally, inviting artist all around the world to participate in various categories, such as calligraphy, seal engraving, glue color painting, oil painting, watercolor painting, photography, sculpture, crafts and digital art.
The free exhibition which was held from 29 September until 31 October 2016 was well attended by both members of the campus community and the public and was widely publicized by the press.
By Salifah Hasanah Ahmad Bedawi