The last month or so has kept me very busy working on a project for the Tainan Cultural Affairs Bureau. Soulangh Culture Village in Jiali district is a world class facility built from what began as the Meiji Sugar Corporation’s first modern sugar refinery in 1906 and later became part of the Taiwan Sugar Corporation. Fourteen warehouses have been renovated and are now home to permanent and special exhibitions, studio spaces, galleries, artist studios, small and large theaters.
I was commissioned to write and photograph promotional materials and an English booklet for their international artist village.
This air conditioned 3D theater has regular screenings for kids on Saturdays.
The whole park is steeped in culture and antiquity. These labels were put on the warehouse doors by the Taiwan Sugar Company to indicate the doors were sealed.
Surrounding and between the warehouses are relaxing park spaces with young and old trees.
The Klimt exhibit is worth a special trip to the park.
There are studios for local craftspeople to do traditional and modern arts and crafts.
The children’s library has air conditioned storytelling areas, computer areas and lots of good books.
The Soulangh Cultural Park’s grounds have remnants of the glory days of sugar production in Taiwan.
The area surrounding the park is traditional rural Taiwan.
The old Sugar Corporation Director’s residence house has been renovated to comfortably accommodate artists and researchers.
The project involved a lot of architectural photography that was more interesting and challenging than I had anticipated.