The exhibit offers a collection of 40 paintings and sculpture pieces, created by more than a dozen artists. It recognizes the pain endured by Falun Gong practitioners, who have been persecuted since 1999. Since then, approximately four million practitioners have been sent to labor camps.
Some of the artists have created their pieces based on personal experience: Canadian sculptor Kunlun Zhang was tortured inside Chinese labour camps. Another artist remains imprisoned in China; his artwork now serves as his only method of communication.
Kunlun Zhang, in addition to sculpting, painting and teaching, practices Falun Dafa, a system of Eastern meditation and self-improvement.
To learn more about Falun Dafa, or simply to explore some significant artwork, check out the display in the University Community Centre beside Williams Coffee Pub this week.