The Castles and the Lifestyles
Taiwanese / Vietnamese / Korean / Chinese
There are hundreds of ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year through various cultures and customs. The new year is a chance to rise up to new challenges and look forward to better opportunities. The multicultural fabric that encompases our Canadian society is beautiful and worth celebrating.
The classic buildings of various countries are staggered in layers, which is to build a fantasy world in dreams with visual art, and to create an ideal inclusive city with diverse cultures. Oakridge Centre is in the midst of a grand redevelopment in response to the Vancouver’s growing diverse residential needs. LunarFest has created four structures to pay homage to the distinctive architecture of four Asian cultures as well as their cuisine and celebration style. The Castles and The Lifestyles depict scenery from Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and China and distinctive carvings showcasing food and gatherings often found during the Lunar New Year.
Paper Cutting is an important tradition and often is created for blessings during the Lunar New Year. LunarFest has invited Taiwanese and Canadian artists to create and showcase food and people celebrating with Eastern charm and Western elegance. Each carving scene showcases an Asian culture and celebration during the Lunar New Year.
The Castles are based on pop-up books giving life to the different sceneries and architecture of Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and China. With Canada being such a multicultural society, we hope these works help bridge the distance between different ethnic groups as well as allow visitors to explore multiple cultural stories in one place.