大型纪录片《文艺小洲》隆重登场，为答谢各界人仕对小洲艺术界的支持与关心，登瀛馆二周年特别制作巨献。该片完整记录了来自北京、广东、香港、台湾、美国等地的小洲艺术家与媒体的对话，及他们的作品展示，阵容巨大如华山论剑。片长 120 分钟，耗资千万，制作时间长达3年。可以与央视03年摄制的中国798艺术区纪录片比肩媲美。本片阐述了中国艺术界声名鹊起的“南小洲北宋庄”的艺术定位与趋象。
The w...展开ord "Zhou" in classical Chinese means "island." True to its name, Xiaozhou Village in the Guangzhou suburbs is like a small island, surrouded by a number of winding streams that converge into the Pearl River. Along the water, visitors can find old houses and temples, stone roads and bridges, old trees and fruit gardens, as well as listen to singing of birds and barking of dogs, which together create a picture of the tranquility and leisure of country life at this ancient village that is more than 1,000 years old. The people who have been living here for many generations are simple and welcoming. They used to fish, but now they mainly make ends meet by selling fruits and handicrafts.
Xiaozhou started to attract established local artists in the 1990s. Led by Guan Shanyue and Li Xiongcai, who were both great masters of the Lingnan School of painting, many painters and calligraphers have set up their studios in the neighborhood,enjoying a kind of reclusive life and creating art here. Therefore, Xiaozhou has become well-known, not only because of its natural beauty, but also for its cultural atmosphere.
When the Guangzhou University Town on nearby Xiaoguwei Island was put into use in 2004, many students from across the river also moved in. As rents are low, the housing available in Xiaozhou is ideal for art students who have little money. The arrival of these young and creative people also brought changes to the local community, as it became more cultured with the emergence of coffee shops, bookstores and an outdoor theater.
With so many attractions, Xiaozhou has unsurprisingly turned into a sightseeing spot. A proposal has been made to develop the village into a combination of a water town, cultural center, ecopark and entertainment venue. It's hard to say whether the end result will be good or bad, but let's hope the original environment and lifestyle can stay untouched.