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Rekindle: Enter the dragon

Exploring the motifs that have endured


Published: 18 Jan 2022

Time taken : ~10mins


Episode 2: Enter the dragon

Illustrator and visual artist tobyato speaks to Leong Fong Hwa, a second-generation owner of Leong Shin Wah Art Studio, on the evolving symbolism of Chinese traditional motifs across generations, from Chinese street opera stages to the clothes we wear today.

About Rekindle

As part of Huayi’s inaugural documentary-workshop experience, Rekindle delves into traditional Chinese crafts and their surprising connections to the more familiar contemporary trends of today. It uncovers the stories of traditional artisans and the sunset industries that they have dedicated their lives to, depicted through the lens of a young contemporary artist, to invoke dialogue on how we can rekindle the legacy of traditions that have laid dormant or remained unknown.

Rekindle extends its line of inquiry with the complementary onsite workshop, Chinese Traditional Motifs Stenciling Workshop with tobyato, at Huayi 2022.

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