With the domestic slowing down of the epidemic and the upcoming 4-day Dragon Boat Holiday, tourist destinations are ready to welcome the crowds. The Tung Blossom Festival in Hsinchu County was postponed due to the epidemic, and has been changed into the Tung Blossom Children's Exhibition art installation show. The exhibition is being held at the Zhudong Cultural and Creative Village, and will run until the end of the year. County Magistrate Yang Wen-Ke, Director Tian Chao-Rung of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, art creation teams and children from Zhudong Kindergarten kicked off the exhibition in front of the Mouse Boy sculpture weaved from bamboo. County Magistrate Yang and other guests visited the Tung Blossom Check-in Wall and raced to check-in. The wall connected two buildings with seven major installation art portraying ice creams, polar bears and other things that children love. All adults and children are invited to come visit the Tung Blossom Children's Exhibition and at the same time tour the surrounding Zhudong Riverside Park, experience the Hakka Bazaar in the Zhudong Central Market, enjoy an enriching holiday life and make happy memories for the children.
County Magistrate Yang said that although the Tung Blossom Festival is over, the county government team has transformed images of Tung blossoms into installation art to extend their "bloom season". He also hopes that once the installation art has made its debut, it will draw another wave of tourists to Hsinchu County. The event is intentionally named with the word "Children" as a homonym for Tung blossoms to echo the county government's emphasis on the importance of children's education. Using the world of children as a springboard, the art gallery exclusively for children is created, The displays are based on the concept of returning to the heart of a child to look at the Tung Blossom Festival from a child's perspective. County Magistrate Yang hopes that adults will also experience the joy of childhood when they visit. He hopes that families can come visit and enhance their parent-child relationship and family harmony, and invites everyone to seize the opportunity and come enjoy the fun.
The installation art is created by creative teams led by artists. The creative teams said that their ideas for the installation art are mainly based on the integration of children's fun and images of Tung blossoms. Existing sceneries and architectural features in the park are also cleverly incorporated into the designs of the different installation art. For example, in the Tung Blossom Rain, the idea of spilling a carton of milk is used to compare a sea of Tung blossoms to snow-white milk. The representation is quite ingenious. This display is located further inside the park, and hopefully the public will come see it. Instead of giving the exhibits a cursory glance, the public is invited to fully experience the beauty of the installation art and enjoy the delight of exploration. For this event, college students and creators from different art domains were invited to collaborate. From ideas to the production, everyone offered a tremendous amount of assistance, and hopefully their finished works can be well affirmed. To attract more families, the organizer has also specially invited the Story Theatre team to the event to tell stories to parents and their children. Families with children aged 3 to 12 years old are welcome to participate in the many fun activities at the Cultural and Creative Village.