Posted by: QQmei | May 30, 2018

2018 Farewell Party at Chenglong Elementary School

This video shows you the last day of the residency of the 2018 Chenglong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project……


On Monday, May 14, the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project artists and volunteers went to Cheng Long Elementary School to say goodbye to the students that they have worked with this year to create the 2018 artworks in the wetlands. 2018 artists Myriam du Manoir from France, Marisa Merlin from Italy, Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan. Yachu Kang from Taiwan and Chris Lee from Taiwan, along with curator Jane Ingram Allen from USA all came to say goodbye to the children before leaving Cheng Long to return to their homes. We also said goodbye to many old friends in the village of Cheng Long before leaving.  It was a great year in Cheng Long and the artists and volunteers were exceptional this year. This year we also held a symposium about environmental art and communities with participation from many other organizations in Taiwan that have environmental art projects and people in the village of Cheng Long and government sponsors, teachers, many former artists and volunteers and others interested in environmental art and communities. We will have more news soon about the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project so keep watching this Blog.
These photos were taken by Timothy S. Allen showing the goodbyes in the village, at the train station and at the goodbye program at the elementary school in Cheng Long.

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Posted by: janeingramallen | May 5, 2018

2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Art Project Opens!

The official press opening for the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project was Friday, May 4, 2018, at 10-11:30 AM in the Cheng Long Wetlands, Cheng Long Village, Yunlin County, Taiwan. Many TV and newspaper reporters and other journalists were there along with important guests and sponsors. Cheng Long Elementary School students performed
traditional folk songs for entertainment at the event and artists led everyone on a tour of the new artworks.

This weekend May 5 and 6 there will be public DIY activities in the Cheng Long Wetlands with the international artists at the site of their artworks. The public activities are 3 – 6 PM on Saturday and from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and 3-6PM on Sunday. Everyone is invited to come out and meet the artists and see the finished artworks.

Here are photos of the 2018 artworks taken early this morning by Timothy S. Allen ( The 2018 Cheng Long Art Project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen from America and Chao-mei Wang from Taiwan.:

“Rainbow Time Machine” by Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan

“Cheng Long Shelter” by Chris (Kuei-chi) Lee of Taiwan

“Through the Time” by Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan


Wings Over the Wetlands” by Myriam du Manoir of France


“9 Waves” by Firman Djamil of Indonesia


“9 Bridges” by Marisa Merlin of Italy

For the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project, each selected artist works closely with a classroom of elementary students from Cheng Long Elementary School.  The artists work with their class every Thursday afternoon during the residency time for the artists in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan.  Children and many villagers also come out after school and on the weekends to help the artists.

Myriam du Manoir of France has the 6th grade class, and the children have learned about French culture including a traditional folk dance and helped Myriam to do weavings with recycled clothing on the large “wings” artwork she is creating..
Firman Djamil of Indonesia has the 2nd grade class. His students have learned about working with bamboo which is a big part of his culture, and they have helped him to make parts of his “9 Waves” installation.
Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan has the 3 rd grade class. She has taught her students about the QR code reference in her artwork and about its relationship to knitting and textiles. The children helped her make some fabric from natural rope and oyster shells for her installation.
Chris Lee of Taiwan has the 1st grade class. The students working with Chris have learned about his artwork “Cheng Long Shelter” and how to make a really large sculpture with recycled bamboo. They wrote wishes on some of the bamboo pieces included in the sculpture and will also hang some oyster shells on his artwork.
Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan has the 5th grade class. Tsuneo has taught his class about Japanese culture and served them traditional Japanese tea as well as involved them in helping to make his artwork “Rainbow Time Machine”. He projected rainbows on the faces of the students with eyes closed to emphasize that we are all the same with our eyes closed.
Marisa Merlin of Italy has the 4th grade class. Marisa’s students have learned about Italian culture and that Leonardo da Vinci designed arches or bridges the same way she made her sculpture “9 Bridges”. Children learned how to put together the bamboo poles to make a bridge structure that reminds one of Roman arches as well as ancient Chinese bridges.


Here are some photos showing the 2018 artists working with the children at Cheng Long Elementary School and at the artwork sites in the Cheng Long Wetlands  to share their culture and teach them about their environmental artworks.  Photos are by Timothy S. Allen (  This art project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen of the USA and Chao-mei Wang of Taiwan.

Posted by: janeingramallen | April 30, 2018

New Artworks Rising in Cheng Long Wetlands, Yunlin County, Taiwan

The 6 international artists selected for the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project continue making their large-scale environmental artworks in the wetlands of Cheng Long village, Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan.

The press opening of the 2018 art project in Cheng Long is on Friday, ,May 4 at 10AM, and all the artworks will be completed by then. Thanks so much to all the villagers and other volunteers who are working hard to help the artists finish their artworks.

The public is invited to come to see the new artworks and participate in opening weekend DIY activities on Saturday afternoon May 5 and all day Sunday, May 6.  This year, since it is the 9th anniversary of the art project in Cheng Long, there will also be a symposium on May 12 and 13 at Cheng Long Elementary School.  The symposium titled “Environmental Art & Communities” will be an opportunity to exchange information and learn more about how environmental art can impact communities and discuss the future of environmental art in Taiwan.  To register for the symposium see the posting on this Blog or contact Chao-mei Wang at

Below are some photos of the 2018 artworks as progress on them continues.  It is great to see some of the new artworks being installed in the shallow water areas in parts of the wetlands and on land across from the wetlands.  It does take a village to make this art project, and we greatly appreciate the skill and knowledge of the local people who help the artists every year to build and install the artworks.

Artworks this year are by Myriam du Manoir of France, Firman Djamil of Indonesia, Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan, Marisa Merlin of Italy,  Kuei-chi (Chris) Lee of Taiwan, and Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan.  The curators of the 2018 art project are Jane Ingram Allen of USA and Chao-mei Wang of Taiwan.  Photos on the Blog are by Timothy S. Allen.

The weather is very hot and humid in Cheng Long now, and thanks to everyone for all of the very hard work to make this art project ready for the opening on Friday, May 4.

Many people helped move and install Ya-chu’s artwork in the wetlands near the bird blind area.

Marisa’s 9 bridges are all up now, and she and her volunteer are tying them again to make them stronger.



A crew from Taiwan Public Television came to interview the artists.

Tsuneo’s “Rainbow Time Machine” is waiting for the monkeys that he will create on the limbs of the tree in his diorama.

Chris Lee and volunteers continue to work on the ramp floor for his Cheng Long Shelter installation.

You can start to see the QR code reference now in Ya-chu Kang’s installation.

Villagers and volunteers helped with the installation of parts of Ya-chu Kang’s artwork.

Tsuneo is shaping some driftwood collected at the local beach to make part of his artwork.

Firman is giving his artist night presentation with his volunteer.

Firman is making 9 support structures now for his 9 bamboo waves.

Ya-chu’s volunteer Ivy peeks out from behind the fabric of oyster shells and rope that will come down from the huge bamboo knitting needle in the artwork.

Myriam’s big wings are almost ready to install. Many volunteers helped with the weaving.

We were invited to a wedding banquet by a local family on Saturday. The bride was beautiful in red for the first appearance and later changed to the traditional white wedding dress. The lunch was amazing with 12 or more dishes, all delicious.

Firman is installing some of his 9 Waves in the wetlands now.

Work continues on the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. 6 new environmental artworks are being created in the wetlands for this year’s art project. Myriam du Manor from France is making “Wings Over the Wetlands; Chris Lee of Taiwan is creating “Cheng Long Shelter”; Tsuneo Sekiguchi of Japan is making “Rainbow Time Machine”; Marisa Merlin of Italy is creating 9 Bridges; Ya-chu Kang of Taiwan is making “Through the Time” and Firman Djamil of Indonesia is making “9 Waves”. Some of the artists will begin installing the works in the wetlands this weekend, and everything is on schedule for the finish of all the artworks in time for the press opening on Friday May 4. Keep watching this Blog for more photos and to see the finished artworks. The public is invited to come to Cheng Long Wetlands, Yunlin County, Kouhu Township, Taiwan for the public activities on Saturday May 5 in the afternoon and all day Sunday May 6. This exhibition is curated by American artist, curator and art writer Jane Ingram Allen and Chao-mei Wang, Taiwanese environmental educator , with the support of Kuan Shu Educational Foundation and other sponsors.

Here are some of the latest photos showing the continuing progress on the large-scale environmental artworks for 2018 in Cheng Long Wetlands:

Chris Lee and volunteers put in a floor in his “Cheng Long Shelter” artwork.

Chris Lee’s “Cheng Long Shelter on May 25; water is rising there!

Firman Djamil has completed 8 waves for his planned installation of “9Waves”.

Firman and his volunteer are testing the depth of the water in the wetlands where he will install “9 Waves”.

Marisa Merlin’s volunteer is tying together many bamboo poles for her installation of “9 Bridges”.

Marisa Merlin continues to put together her “9 Bridges” installation on land across from the wetlands.

Many community people and volunteers are helping to do the weaving on Myriam du Manoir’s artwork “Wings Over the Wetlands”.

Old clothing woven into the large wings for Myriam’s installation.

Myriam is also weaving some of the diamond shapes with reeds growing near the wetlands.

Tsuneo’s work showing deer and tree formed with charred bamboo.

Tsuneo looking through the bamboo background for his tableau in “Rainbow Time Machine”

fYachu Kang’s QR Code forms made with bamboo and oyster shells that will form part of her artwork in the shallow water of the wetlands.

Yachu and her volunteer make more for her installation with oyster shells and natural rope.


The international artists for the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project are making good progress on the 6 new artworks for 2018.  The art project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen from America and Chao-mei Wang from Taiwan and organized by the Kuan Shu Environmental Education Foundation in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan. This is the 9th year of the annual international environmental art project, and 2018 has the theme of “What a Difference 9 Years Makes”.  Artists who have participated as selected artists in previous years were invited to send proposals. The 2018 selected artists are:
Myriam du Manor from France who came to Cheng long first in 2010
Firman Djamil from Indonesia who came first in 2011
Ya-chu Kang from Taiwan who came first for the art project in 2013
Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan who came in 2015
Marisa Merlin of Italy who also came in 2015
Chris Lee from Taiwan who first came for the art project in 2016

Below are photos showing the progress that the artists are making on their new artworks. The public opening weekend is May 5 and 6 and everyone is invited to come to see the finished installations.  On Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday May 5 and 6 there will be DIY activities with the artists for people of all ages. Check back here for more photos and information on the 2018 art project in Cheng Long.  Photos in this Blog are by Timothy S. Allen (

Chris Lee’s Cheng Long Shelter going up.

Myriam du Manoir’s Wings over the Wetlands in process

Ya chu Kang’s artwork being constructed in a park across from the wetlands

Firman Djamil of Indonesia and his volunteer continue making his “9 Waves” art installation in the bird blind area at Cheng Long Wetlands

Firman Djamil preparing many bamboos for his installation “9 Waves”.

Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan and his volunteer continue working on his Rainbow Time Machine artwork in the beautiful sunset at Chang Long Wetlands.

Volunteers help tie together the framework for Myriam’s big “wings” artwork.


Marisa Merlin of Italy continues her work on 9 Bridges, and some volunteers from the village brought a small tent to help protect the artist and volunteers from the hot sun.

Ya-chu Kang’s artwork with oyster shells and bamboo grows over the water of the wetlands

Sunset view of Tsuneo’s Rainbow Time Machine

Sunset view of Chris Lee’s Cheng Long Shelter

Setting up one of the “bridges” for Marisa’s artwork

Burning some bamboo to get the black charcoal color to create the deer on Tsuneo’s Rainbow Time Machine

Chris Lee and volunteers continue to make his artwork Cheng Long Shelter

Both wings for Myriam’s artwork have the main structure finished, and now more weaving is needed to fill in some of the diamond shapes.

Tsuneo is using split bamboo to fill in the background for the diorama of an ideal landscape he is creating  on his artwork Rainbow Time Machine.

Chris Lee and a volunteer continue working on his Cheng Long Shelter.

Ya-chu Kang and her volunteer use a raft to carry out more materials to add to her art installation

Children are helping to remove some of the bricks used in an artwork last year so that there is a good clear space for Marisa’s new artwork “9 Bridges”.

Not Always working artists and volunteers have an early morning Yoga class with Japanese artists Tsuneo

Posted by: janeingramallen | April 24, 2018

Artists Working in the Cheng Long Wetlands of Taiwan

The 6 international artists for 2018 are now working very hard in the wetlands of Cheng Long, Yunlin County, Taiwan, to create new sculpture installations on the theme of “What a Difference 9 Years Makes”.   For 2018 the artists making new works are:  Myriam du Manoir from France; Marisa Merlin from Italy, Tsuneo Sekiguchi from Japan, Firman Djamil from Indonesia, Chris Lee from Taiwan and Ya-chu Kang from Taiwan.  These artists have all been to Cheng Long before during the 9 years of the project, and they are experiencing the changes in the village and the wetlands over the years.

Jane Ingram Allen, Curator from America, did not come to Cheng Long last year, and she was surprised that the wetlands have much more water now, and is is quite deep water!  There are fewer places it is possible for artists to work in the wetlands and to put the new artworks that come each year.  Because Taiwan did not have a bad typhoon last year, many of the old artworks were still standing, though damaged from winds.  We removed and recycled 4 artworks from previous years to make a good place for the new artworks.  Some artworks from previous years are still on view in the wetlands that were not in places that were needed for 2018.  Artists this year require big spaces on land and shallow water, and although the wetlands are very big now, it is not possible for the 2018 artists to put their works far out in the water or for people to view them from such a distance.

We have found good places now for all the new artworks, and you can see them rising at the sites selected.  Everyone is having a good time with the Cheng Long Elementary School children and the villagers.  On Thursday afternoons the artists are working with their class of school children to help the children learn about their country and to introduce their new artwork and get the children involved in helping to make it.  In the next few weeks we will continue to post new photos showing the progress on the 2018 artworks.

The opening weekend for the 2018 art project is May 5 and 6, and there will be public activities with the artists at their site each day that weekend.  Check back here for more details and to see the finished artworks for the opening ceremony and press conference on Friday, May 4.  Lots of hard work to do in these next two weeks!

Villager taking a raft for Ya-chu Kang to use to carry materials to her site in the wetlands water near the bird blind.

Chris Lee and his volunteer are staring to put up the foundation for his “Cheng Long Shelter” artwork on land near the highway that is partly wet now.

Artists and volunteers and villagers work together to raise the big arch of bamboo for Tsuneo Sekiguchi’s artwork sited on the partly muddy land near the highway in the wetlands.


Marisa Merlin working on her installation called 9 Bridges, measuring and cutting many pieces of bamboo. Her work will be sited on land that is dry so people can walk into it.

Myriam du Manoir and her volunteer are starting to make the framework for her large wings on land across from the wetlands, and then will install them later in a shallower area of the wetlands.


Firman Djamil is working now inside the bird blind to make his sculpture with bamboo, called “9 Waves”. It will be installed later in the shallower water of the wetlands. He is working on Wave #4 now!


Sunset in the wetlands behind Tsuneo’s arch that is the beginning of his artwork “Rainbow Time Machine.

Ya-chu Kang and her volunteer are making many fabric-like pieces with oyster shells and recycled line to use for her artwork that will be installed in the shallower water of the wetlands near the bird blind.







































The photos were taken by Timothy S. Allen from America, and you can see more of his photos at his Blog

Posted by: janeingramallen | April 18, 2018

2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Art Project Begins!

This year Jane Ingram Allen from America, our curator since 2010 for this art project is back in Taiwan again for the 9th anniversary of the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.  Jane began the environmental art project in 2010 with the support of Taiwan’s Kuan Shu Educational Foundation in the small village of Cheng Long in Yunlin County, Kouhu Township, on the southwest coast of Taiwan.  Jane has been in Cheng Long every year for the art project except 2017.  This year she is co-curating the art project with Chao-mei Wang, who has been the administrator every year for the art project as well as the Head Educator for the Kuan Shu Foundation.  Jane says it is great to be back in Cheng Long to see old friends and meet the new volunteers and see all the changes in the small fishing village, especially how much the children have grown.
來自美國的策展人Jane Ingram Allen今年再度回到台灣,親自參與第九屆的「成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫」。Jane從2010年開始與台灣的觀樹教育基金會一起合作,在台灣西南沿海的雲林縣口湖鄉成龍村推動這個環境藝術計畫。除了2017年之外,Jane每年藝術節都來到成龍村,今年她與觀樹教育基金會的環境教育主任王昭湄共同擔任此藝術計畫的策展人,王昭湄多年以來也負責本計畫的行政事務統籌。Jane很開心能回到成龍,見見老朋友,也認識新的志工,親眼看看這個小漁村的所有改變,尤其發現小朋友長大很多!

This year we decided to invite artists back who had been to the project before, and the theme for this anniversary year is “What A Difference 9 Years Makes” to focus on the changes in the village and the Cheng Long Wetlands over the 9 years that the art project has been happening each year. The 6 selected artists for this year are: Myriam du Manor from France who came to Taiwan to do this project in 2010 our first year, Marisa Merlin from Italy who came for this project first in 2015, Tsuneo Seckiguchi from Japan who first came for this project also in 2015, Firman Djamil from Indonesia who came first for this project in 2011, Chris Lee from Taiwan who came first for this project in 2016, and Ya-chu Kang from Taiwan who came first for this project in 2013. Jane and these 6 artists along with Jane’s husband Timothy S. Allen, our photographer, will be here in Cheng Long from April 12 to May 14 to create new artworks in the Wetlands.  Also, this year we will have a reunion and symposium from May 11-13 on the topic of “Environmental Art and Communities”. Many other environmental art curators, future curators, as well as other previous artists, community people, other environmental art managers and educators will join in the symposium and reunion celebration.  For more information and to register to attend the symposium on May 11-13, please check this link:
今年我們決定邀請曾經參與過藝術計畫的藝術家回來,主題訂為「作伙倒轉來」,著眼在成龍村和成龍溼地在藝術節舉辦這九年間的變化。六位獲選的藝術家有:2010年的法國藝術家Myriam du Manor,那一年是成龍溼地國際環境藝術節的第一年;另外還有2015年的義大利藝術家Marisa Merlin、2015年日本藝術家Tsuneo Seckiguchi、2016年台灣藝術家李蕢至,以及2013年的台灣藝術家康雅筑。Jane和這六位藝術家,以及Jane的先生、也是攝影師的Timothy S. Allen會在4/12至5/14之間住在成龍村裡,為成龍溼地創作新作品。此外,今年5/11至5/13將有個大團圓和論壇,主題是「環境藝術與社區」。許多環境藝術的策展人、未來的策展人、之前參與過這個計畫的藝術家、村民、其他環境藝術計畫的策展和教育者也將一同共襄盛舉。如需更多5/11-13的論壇資訊及報名,請詳見「成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫」這則部落格文章:

Below you can see some photos from our first few days of the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands art project.  The photos were taken by Timothy S. Allen, and he will also be posting more photos on his own photo Blog at and on the Blog for the art project at
以下是幾張2018年成龍溼地藝術計畫頭幾天的照片,由Timothy S. Allen拍攝,他會持續在他的部落格(  )和本藝術計畫的部落格( )更新更多照片。

Check back here and also on the project’s Facebook page to see more information and photos as the artworks are created for the 2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.
請鎖定本部落格和藝術計畫的粉絲頁( ),將有更多關於「2018成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫」的消息和照片。

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