Tobie Openshaw

Tobie Openshaw


Tobie’s current passion lies with the marginalized indigenous people of Taiwan, where he has forged deep connections. For the past year he has been producing a full-length documentary on the Taiwan president’s 2016 apology to the indigenous people.

Visual Dialogues XX – The Way We See It: Personal Experiences with Taiwan’s Indigenous Community

Show runs August 6 to 1 September from 2 PM to 6 PM
Artist Talk & Screening 27 August 2017
Featuring: Tobie Openshaw / JJ Chen / Jonathan Burke

Three expat photographers who have spent many years engaging with and documenting Taiwan’s vibrant indigenous community, offer their divergent perspectives:  Rediscovering and maintaining traditions, carrying them into the future, and fighting for recognition.  The show marks the 1-year anniversary of President Tsai’s historic apology to the indigenous people, and will present 3 sets of photos, as well as talks by all three photographers, and a premiere of Tobie Openshaw’s film.

三位常年活躍於台灣原住民社區的專業攝影師,他們長期與原住民互動並做影像紀錄,在展覽中提供他們不同的觀點:重新發掘並且保存傳統,將傳統延伸至未來,爭取認同。這場攝影展,在蔡英文總統歷史性地向原住民道歉後,正好畫下一年的標的。展出分別有三個系列,三位攝影師將會分享心得,另外還會有Tobie Openshaw的紀錄片首映。

Show runs from 8/6 – 9/1 2017

Jonathan Burke

Jonathan Burke


My work aims to raise the profile of indigenous culture in broader society, help give a voice to indigenous concerns, and improve people’s understanding of the indigenous community by breaking down stereotypes.

JJ Chen

JJ Chen

Animated Film Director

After having been in Taiwan for a couple of years, and thanks to his good friend Tobie, JJ gradually got interested in indigenous cultures on the island, and is actively seeking to document events with them whenever he can.

Free Entry

場地 Event Location: Red Room, TAF LIBRARY 2F No. 177, Sec.1, Jianguo S. Rd, Taipei 空軍總部「圖書館」2樓 台北市大安區建國南路一段177號

What is Visual Dialogues?

Visual Dialogues 藝術對畫
between people, spaces and ideas
Two artists from different cultures with be featured in a monthly art show at the Red Room International Village, opening on the first Sunday of each month.

The Red Room is an ever-expanding community, exploring and extending the boundaries between audience and performer; a not-for-profit platform for events developing a culture of learning to listen to each other, what is around us, and our selves.