The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Australia and the Taiwanese Association of Canberra, Australia (TACA) have jointly organised three events to take part in the ACT National Multicultural Festival 2011, including the “Retracing Our Steps” photo exhibition, Calligraphy and Paper Cutting and Taiwanese Food Stall.
1) “Retracing Our Steps”: A Photo Journey through 100 years of the ROC since 1911
TECO has organised the “Retracing Our Steps” photo exhibition to exhibit the history of the ROC’s development as part of the celebration of the centenary of the Republic of China. Today, the nation’s proud accomplishments in democracy, rule of law, economic development, technology, literature, art and society are countless. Visitors to the exhibition will walk away with a greater understanding of the historical development and the significance of the nation’s centenary in the past century since 1911.
A variety of New Year prints will also be on display to wish for an auspicious year of the Rabbit.
Venue: Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre
Level 2, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City
Date: 9 – 15 February, 2011
2) Live Performance in Traditional Calligraphy and Paper Cutting
TECO invites Dr Hsin-Tien Liao, Senior Lecturer of Taiwan Studies at the Australian National University, to demonstrate traitional Chinese calligraphy, and Miss Ming-Hua Yeh, currently representing Taiwan as a Chinese Teaching Assistant at Radford College, to perform paper cuttings at Stall Nos 245 and 246 near the City Walk fountain area. Mandarin learning materials will also be displayed at the venue.
Venue: Stall Nos 245 and 246 near the City Walk fountain area, Canberra City
Date: 12 February, 2011
3) Taiwanese Food Stall
For the Taiwanese, eating is an art and a cultural expression. The Taiwanese Association of Canberra, Australia (TACA) will prepare a variety of delicious Taiwanese gourmet food at its stall for everyone to taste and experience, as part of the Multicultural Festival Food and Dance Spectacular.
Venue: Taiwanese Food Stall, near City Walk, Canberra City
Date: 11 – 13 February, 2011