Posted on 02 Jun 2020

Call for Artists 2020

Guandu Nature Park is inviting entries to 2020 Guandu International Nature Art Festival “SEEK”. The selected artists will create their artworks in a natural setting using only natural or eco-friendly materials during a 4-week residency in Guandu Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan. Artists who are concerned about the relationship between humans and nature are welcome to apply before the deadline on July 21, 2020.

Due to COVID-19, eligibility requirements update.
In concern of COVID-19, to cooperate with entry Management Measures and Epidemic Prevention, we are having additional information and regulation updates on the Open Call. Eligibility requirements for the Open Call this year will only accept Local Artists (with ROC Nationality) and Foreign Artists who resident in Taiwan (with Alien Resident Certificate or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate).  In consideration for the health and safety, declaration of illness is required. Please complete the Health Declaration Form.


Theme: SEEK

“Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that's the real way to learn to understand art better and better.

                                                       —    Vincent van Gogh

There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. It probably has lots of interesting facts about Earth that you may, or may not know. Explore the world is not as dangerous as you thought, we can discover the big truths through a small things, to bring a new pinnacle of exploration and discover. Keep life interesting by discovering with the heart of curiosity and tenacity.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. He’s philosophy is usually termed “Naturalism”. He contended that all the ills and miseries of civilization are due to a departure from a state of Nature. Return to Nature, therefor, was his method to cure the world of troubles. Vincent van Gogh embraced “Naturalism” as a movement in his artistic expressions, he observes the world from a unique perspective, tries to find the supernatural power from nature and feel it. By using brush as a tool to express his ultimate mysterious care for life.

Discovering nature’s hidden treasures, that have ever-changing knowledge in it. The more often people get close to nature the more it gets the opportunities for observation, they will gradually generate some insights and emotions. Further to establish an intimate emotional connection, giving respect to the natural environment by provides everything to humans.

Take action and start exploration in wonderful nature journey; 
See by sights, search by hand and unearth the facts about the amazing nature!

Program Details:  SEEK “Memories”

Entering the 15th years of the Art Festival, what are the first sight memories of Guandu Nature Park for those invited artists on the past 14 years? What kind of people or things in the Guandu area left you a deep impression? Perhaps the history and stories of Guandu have been hidden for a long time, disappeared, or even unknown in this era? Hidden stories just like hide-and-seek. We try to search them by traces of tracks, sounds or memories.

Every year, artists who came for the art residency at the Guandu International Natural Art Festival resemble as migratory birds, migrating from various places to Guandu Nature Park in a period of time, and then endlessly flying to the different world go on with their lives. This year we hope that the artists will "returned to home" and retrace the memories of your collision with Guandu. With the 2020 Guandu International Natural Art Festival theme "SEEK", to have a dialogue between historical and cultural archives, residents' memories and natural landscape textures, also common "memory" between people and nature will be reproduced.

  • There is not limitation in the form of artwork from contemporary art, visual art, performing arts, installation art, and sound art. Following the principle of being environmental friendly and create artworks by conveying the value of bird research that brings out trigger ecological conservation awareness.


Field Study Period

Oct. 01

Artists Hotel check-in

Oct. 02

Venue tour

Oct. 03

Field study

Oct. 04

Art Proposal Discussion

Residence Period

Oct. 06- Oct. 31

Period of installation

Nov. 01

Opening Art Festival

Nov. 02

Artist depart

Exhibition Period

Nov. 01- Dec. 31

End of the artwork exhibition

  • Off days (Mondays): Oct. 05, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26

  • Any change to the current timetable will be made in accordance with notifications from the organizer, and will be announced on the official website of Guandu Nature Park and Guandu International Nature Art Festival.


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2) Phone: +886-2-28587417 ext. 230 (Ms. Hang, Sheau Shyan)

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