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ISSUE #460
Ministry Updates
Relief budget for the arts upped to NT$5.22 billion
Guided by the philosophy of "supporting businesses, caring for workers, and protecting the self-employed," the Ministry of Culture's special coronavirus relief budget for culture and the arts is being expanded in response to the projected impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Winners of 42nd Golden Harvest Awards unveiled
Taiwan's longest-running short film festival, the Golden Harvest Awards for Independent Films and Shorts, announced this year's winners in an online ceremony on March 27 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tainan holds showcase of Sato Haruo’s travel literature
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature invites visitors to travel back in time through the eyes of Sato Haruo, a late Japanese literato who visited Taiwan in 1920. More effective than pictures of scenic vistas, Sato's words captured the essence of Taiwan's folk culture under Japanese rule.
Taipei center hosts jewelry, sketchbooks exhibition
"im-mà-gi-nà" is an international exhibition featuring artists from 24 different nations. Visitors to the Taipei branch of NTCRI will be able to see the process of how one-dimensional sketches and notebook scribbles are transformed into sculptural jewelry.
Cultural Features
Known as "the glaze magician," Hsieh Chia-heng is Taiwan's first ceramic artist to mold steam locomotives and trains from clay. His works are a hybrid fusion of influences from Spanish luster-glazing techniques and Taiwanese transportation culture.
Glaze Artist | Hsieh Chia-heng
With more than 40 years of experience, Liu Chien-shao manages to capture each detail in a flourish of thread and color. Little did she know, she would stitch her way into Taiwanese art history and be bestowed the title of "National Living Treasure" for her preservation efforts in 2020.
Embroidery Artist | Liu Chien-shao
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