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Dreaming of Childhood: Jimmy Liao at Yilan Park

Jimmy Liao’s artwork seems to reach our eyes wherever we go. Luke and I wandered through a gallery of his illustrations back at the International Children’s Folklore Festival, and captivated by some of the pictures, even bought a print. Since then, we’ve both taken our Kindy class on a school trip to Yilan park, where larger than life sculptures of Jimmy’s illustrations are currently residing.

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There are a couple of murals, including this one with a reindeer and a flying school bus. It reminded me a lot of those fictional stories you’re told and fantasies you harbour as a child.

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My Kindy class (Dolphin class) were really excited by a small house with a dolphin mural painted inside. They loved that they had made a connection between their class name and the outside world in English.

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Many of the other sculptures seemed to be occupied with the idea of travelling and making a journey. Suitcases were both sat on the ground and suspended in the air, whilst sculptures of people with bags parted ways and walked off in separate directions.

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How to get there?
Once at Yilan train station, come out of the front entrance and take a left. The park is only a few hundred metres down the road on both sides. You’ll probably see the giant green bunny rabbit before anything else.

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2 thoughts on “Dreaming of Childhood: Jimmy Liao at Yilan Park

  1. How wonderful to be able to take your students there, a great idea and place to visit, one that they will surely treasure for always. Making magical memories with children is what it is all about.

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