The Seed of Life: Irene Hung’s Creative Wall Art with Recycle/Found Materials

Sunday, 08 May 2022 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Live-streaming, virtual presentation, bilingual poetry presented in English, Mandarin and Cantonese; video of interviews; with Q&A

Event poster

Clockwise from top left: Ms. Avianna Chao; Mr. Justin Poy; Mr. Peter Lo; Ms. Irene Hung; Dr. Lien Chao


  • Ms. Irene Hung
  • Mr. Peter Lo
  • Dr. Lien Chao

Opening Remarks: Mr. Justin Poy, Honourary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

From dusted shelves, recycle bins, and garbage dumpsters, various recycled and other found materials were reclaimed before being dumped into landfill sites. The abandoned and out-of-date materials, especially those left behind by the computer technology, were dusted off, rejuvenated, and their values were rediscovered by the artists in the creative process to make unique and admirable wall art.

Event videos

Event Video—Part I 
Event Video—Part II 
Event Video—Part III 
Event Video—Part IV 
Event Video—Part V 
Event Video—Part VI 

More about the Presenters

Irene Hung is a Canada Council for the Arts certified visual artist. She works with ink, oil and acrylics in the field of abstraction. Irene’s first solo exhibition in 2008. She exhibits her artwork with Asian Heritage Month, local and international art events. Irene’s paintings embodied a deep joy of a creative artist who is always fascinated with vibrant, ever-changing movements in the world within and beyond the visions of the naked eyes.

Lien Chao is a certified professional writer and inter-art artist by the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a bilingual poet and an award-winning Canadian author. She has published in the fields of fiction, creative nonfiction, literary and art criticism, bilingual poetry, and four art books on Chinese brush painting in English/Chinese. Dr Chao’s first book, Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English, won Gabrielle Roy Award for Criticism in 1997. 

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto Public Library; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Social Services Network; Cambridge Food and Wine Society

Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age is funded by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund.

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