Recounting Stories about Guandu through Nature Art Festival
The 2016 Guandu International Nature Art Festival will kick off at Guandu Nature Park on November 5.
Now in its eleventh year, the fest spotlights a new theme which is different from those of past events—“Based on A True Story.” Artists will conduct field research across Guandu area and create artworks with elements inspired from the stories they discovered.
Deputy Director Yeh Ming-ying of Taipei City Animal Protection Office (TCAPO) pointed out that the festival features six environmental artists from Argentina, Italy, Australia, Hungary, Estonia, and Taiwan. There will be five works on display at the opening ceremony, recounting the tales of Guandu through the artists’ observations and crafts.
A range of activities will be held to increase interaction between visitors and artists, according to the Wild Bird Society of Taipei. Highlights on November 5 include on-site introduction, artist talk, a wetland concert, and eco films airing. A carnival will also take place on November 6 spotlighting family activities, allowing parents and kids to become closer to nature.
To promote the festival, visitors will enjoy a 50 percent discount for adult admission fee (NT$30) over the weekend of November 5.
In addition, the bird-watching cabin and the 2nd floor observatory of Visitor Center will be equipped with high-definition telescopes and volunteers offering visitors guide service.
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