Detail from watercolourist Donna Seto’s painting  of the restored Empire Building in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Her work has triggered a wave of nostalgia as the historic area looks to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Donna Seto
Detail from watercolourist Donna Seto’s painting of the restored Empire Building in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Her work has triggered a wave of nostalgia as the historic area looks to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Donna Seto
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Artist’s Vancouver Chinatown paintings trigger nostalgia wave as community looks to overcome a surge in hate crimes, vandalism and graffiti

  • A once vibrant community and haven for newcomers, Vancouver’s Chinatown saw its decline exacerbated by the pandemic, with vandalism and hate crimes normalised
  • Residents and supporters are fighting back, including watercolourist Donna Seto with her paintings of old buildings close to the community’s heart

Detail from watercolourist Donna Seto’s painting  of the restored Empire Building in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Her work has triggered a wave of nostalgia as the historic area looks to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Donna Seto
Detail from watercolourist Donna Seto’s painting of the restored Empire Building in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Her work has triggered a wave of nostalgia as the historic area looks to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Donna Seto
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