園區沿革Introduction

新生命|空間、歷史的交織

1906 蕭壠糖場臺灣第一座新式製糖工廠
2003 蕭壠文化園區籌備處成立
2005 蕭壠文化園區營運
2013 蕭壠國際藝術村成立
2015 蕭壠兒童美術館成立

「蕭壠」是平埔族原住民西拉雅族「蕭壠社」社名,1906年日本明治製糖株式會社在臺設立第一座新式製糖工廠為「蕭壠糖場」,後更名為佳里糖場。蕭壠文化園區前身係臺南佳里糖廠倉庫群,共計14棟倉庫,統稱蕭壠十四倉,佔地約13.8公頃。日治時期運糖的火車鐵道,串連起14棟倉庫,形成蕭壠深具特色的南、北兩條廊道。佳里糖廠特有的人文風貌與綠蔭建築之美,閒置空間再利用後賦予其新的使命與面貌。2003蕭壠文化園區籌備處成立,整修荒蕪的廢棄倉庫,保留建築原有樣貌、植樹、綠美化自然環境,並進行各棟倉庫整修及空間改造工作,讓這些舊式倉庫,各自展現出不同的內部空間設計與應用,於2005年1月正式對外開園,讓糖廠以藝文基地的嶄新面貌重回人們的生活中。



Siao-Long (Soulangh) Cultural Park:

In the heart of the fertile Jianan Plains between historic Siraya National Scenic Area and ecologically rich Taijiang National Park, Siao-Long Cultural Park arose from the former Jiali Sugar Factory. The Siao-Long Cultural Park's revitalized Japanese era sugar refinery warehouses successfully merge historic architecture with modern design in an area rich in history, culture and agriculture. The park is a cultural stronghold for traditional performance and folk arts and is emerging as a modern art venue that promotes artistic growth.

Park History:

The Siao-Long Sugar Factory, established in 1906, was the Meiji Sugar Corporation's first modern sugar refinery.After the war the Taiwan Provincial Office took control of all Japanese sugar corporations and began operation of the Soulangh Factory as the Taiwan Sugar Corporation's Third District Branch. In 1950 the factory came under the jurisdiction of Tsung-Yeh Sugar Factory and in 1958 the Madou and Jiali factories merged to become the Machia Sugar Factory. The sugar plant entered its golden era of production in the 1970's and in 1974 was renamed the Jiali Sugar Factory.The Jiali factory ceased operations in 1995. In 2003 the Tainan County government leased the sugar corporation's land to develop a recreational facility. Award winning Taiwan architects were commissioned to redesign and re purpose the old sugar warehouses. The renovations were completed in 2004 and the Siao-Long Cultural Park was officially opened to the public in 2005.

Since 2013, Siao-Long Artist Village launched an art-in-residence program that aims to foster international exchange with artists from around the world and create a vibrant community of artists; local and international, emerging and established. Artists will be living in close proximity to local craftsmen artisans and are encouraged to take the community and vibrant local culture as inspiration for their art works. Artists have access to wheelchair accessible air-conditioned modern studio spaces, galleries and theatres for exhibitions, workshops and performances. 

Inaugurated in 2015, Siao-long Children's Museum of Art has accommodated various exhibitions, such as “Papercut Story House”, “PapercutField: Soulangh Project”, “Household Hardware Cinema”and so on. We are dedicated in creating an art space specifically designed for children to learn and experience art. The permanent exhibitions are incorporated with local cultural elements to allow children to cultivate aesthetics through play and interactive games. The vibrant and interactive displays stimulate children’s five senses, including vision, hearing touch, and etc. Aesthetic experiences for younger generations can thus be formed in daily life.