13 to 19 May 2016 | City Hall Rotunda
20 to 26 May 2016 | Metro Hall Rotunda
- An eclectic display of photographic images by Dr Neville Poy
- Photographs by Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
- Photographs by award-winning photographer Tam Kam Chiu
This event will explore the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown.
Dr. Lien Chao will work with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto will feature their members’ works. During the festival weekend, the artists and photographers will be present to talk about Asian art media and demonstrate their techniques; these educational activities aim at helping the public to develop necessary knowledge and critical skills to appreciate Asian art.
Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; ORBIS; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Departments of Canadian Heritage, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.