August 25- 27
Harbourfront Centre

Youth Artists

About Innocence

youth Artists

Youth Artists

About Innocence

“What does my inner self look like?”

“Are you curious about what secrets I’ve hidden inside my self-portrait?”

The relationship between children and their environment—

The world we live in has given the youth a pandemic to survive through; how do they respond? 

In these self-portraits, the children hide their favourite things and symbols for viewers to find, just like a game. In the creative process, they are able to explore their own identities, reflect on their personalities and inner self, express the joys of their every day. The self-portraits link together visual arts, story, and learning experiences. This not only plays an important role in personal growth but also allows the youth to better understand and respect each other’s differences, creating a healthy interactive relationship with the society they live in.

Ziqiang Elementary Students

Through collaboration with community and enterprises, Ziqiang Elementary School provides a diverse range of education, with a focus on ecology and art.

The school built a butterfly garden on campus, allowing teachers to lead students in observing the relationship between butterflies and plants. School staff often communicate with other educators and organisations for ecology-based exchanges. The school also works with enterprises, such as building an undercover court to allow the children to play even during rainy weather. The roof of the undercover court is solar-powered and can store energy on sunny days, reflecting the values of green energy.

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TAIWANfest Toronto is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, that is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered here, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples of this land while we engage in meaningful conversations of culture and reconciliation.