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Published on2021-07-25Views:68
Drawriting !

Drawriting !

2021/07/30 - 2021/09/26
Taoyuan Children's Art Center

Although writing and drawing differ in that they involve the different uses of writing/drawing characteristic, they share one common trait; that is, they both entail the use and presentation of “lines.” In the field of calligraphy and painting, the two are even more interconnected as they are regularly united together.

Children use lines to express themselves to the outside world. Random scribbling, controlled brushwork , and the writing of words demonstrate the different stages of children’s mental and physical development; how they feel; and what they see, recognize and can do.

The “Drawriting!” exhibition, inspired by the idea that “calligraphy and painting are of the common origin,” uses lines, a method for children to express themselves, to connect writing and drawing together, offering children different experiences, encouraging them to explore different possibilities, inspiring them develop power of keen observation, and sparking their imagination and creativity.

The exhibition introduces the works of artists such as Ting Yin-yung, Lu Fo-ting, Chiang Po-hsuan, Chi Guan-ti, Hung Tung, Chang Ya-hon, and Fung Mingchip. Moreover, it uses interactive designs to divide the exhibition section into different zones; namely, “Shape and Form,” “Mood,” “Rhythm,” and “Expression.” “Shape and Form” fuses writing and drawing together, guiding children in using lines to depict nature. “Mood” preaches the use of different stroke to express ones’ emotions. “Rhythm” illustrates how ones’ changing thoughts change what they write, evoking a sense of rhythm. “Expression” explores the possibilities of joining words and images together. Finally, children may use their bodies and limbs replacing their brush to play the “games,” crossing existing boundaries in writing and drawing and displaying the potential of bodies.


Ting Yin-yung, Lu Fo-ting, Chiang Po-hsuan, Chi Guan-ti, Hung Tung, Chang Ya-hon, and Fung Mingchip

Special thanks
National Museum of History, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government, Art Museum The Chinese University Of Hong Kong

Last updated on2021-11-28