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Watercolor painting exhibition to be held to support poor people

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:12 am

An exhibition displaying nearly 50 pictures by Truong Han Minh, who is master traditional Chinese watercolor paintings in Vietnam, will be held at the Equatorial Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City from January 14 to 18.

Painter Truong Han Minh and his giant watercolor painting.

The show entitled ‘Painter Truong Han Minh – 60 years of Passion in watercolor painting’ aims to celebrate the artist’s career and launch the website

The sale of some of his paintings will be donated to support the poor people of Ho Chi Minh City.

An auction of some of his works last year raised over VND2 billion (US$100,000) and this money helped many disabled children in Vietnam.

Truong Han Minh was born in 1951 in Cho Lon, HCM city. He original came from Guan Dong, in China. He has had a passion for painting since early childhood. Truong Han Minh is also Chairperson of the Chinese Fine Arts Association and a member of Vietnamese Fine Arts Association. He has taught at many Art schools in the city.

His paintings have been displayed at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum; Ho Chi Minh City Museum; Museum of the Nationalities in Vietnam; and in many other countries such as the U.S., France, Australia, Canada, Japan, China and Taiwan.


Source: SGGP

Largest embroidered painting to cerebrate Hanoi completed

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 11:18 am

The biggest embroidered painting to cerebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary is displayed at XQ Art House in Da Lat City. (Photo:SGGP)

The Vietnam’s biggest embroidered painting entitled Uoc nguyen 1,000 nam Thang Long (Thang Long’s thousand-year wishes) to cerebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary was completed, said Vo Van Quan, director of embroidered painting manufacturer XQ Company on July 23.

The painting is displaying at XQ Art House, Yersin street, Da Lat City before transferring to Hanoi.

The 4m long, 3m high and 167.5kg weight painting depicts the ancient town,  a roof in Vietnamese pagoda architecture style and a flock of Lac birds on the background of lotus blossoms.

To complete the painting, nine excellent artisans had worked for three months.


Source: SGGP

War veteran opens his first painting exhibition

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Painter Dr. Trang Phuong’s sketches and paintings illustrating Vietnam’s revolutionary resistance wars and subsequent building of the nation were on display for the first time at the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum on July 3.

Painter Trang Phuong’s “Liberation Army come back”

The 68 works were inspired by the war veteran’s memories of the national resistance movement and revolutionary optimism.

Trang Phuong was born in 1939 in Binh Duong Province. He was in the first class to graduate the Binh Duong Practice Fine Art School before he entered the Sai Gon National Fine Arts College.

He left his family to join the revolution in 1961 and was a founding member of the Liberation Painting Room in 1962.

He graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University in 1973 and traveled to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, to enroll in a Ph.D. program at Bulgaria’s Academy of the Fine Arts in 1974. He received Ph.D in fine arts in 1979.

Several of his works are displayed at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, the Bulgarian Fine Arts Museum and HCMC Fine Arts Museum.

At the ripe young age of 71, Phuong still has a passion for art and continues to paint at his workshop in District 3.

The exhibition titled “Vietnam-My Homeland” will run until July 16.

Source: SGGP

Youth painting contest seeks innovation

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:39 am

The Danish Embassy has launched its annual Talent Painting Prize contest for young artists.

The contest, held by the embassy’s Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF), aims to provide direct support to contemporary artists and performances in Vietnam, and this year, the Fund has selected paintings as key theme.

This year’s competition seeks to find original, unique and creative artists and to promote innovation in the painting field.

“We want the contest to give a young artist a chance to get away from commercial art practices and to encourage them to develop their own techniques and style,” said the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam and Chairman of CDEF Board, Mr. Peter Lysholt Hansen.

Judges for the competition included well-respected art critics such as Natalia Kraevskaia, an expert on Vietnamese art and owner of Salon Natasha, artist Lê Quang Đỉnh, a well known Vietnamese-American artist based in Ho Chi Minh City and the found of San Art, an independent space for artists, and Ms. Malene Natascha Ratcliffe, a Danish curator and director of development at Den Frie, Center of Contemporary art.

Each contestant must be under the age of 35. Entries must be original paintings done over the last two years that have not been given any prizes at other contests.

Submissions must arrive at the Danish Embassy at 19 Dien Bien Phu Street, Hanoi, no later than August 10.

The jury will select a maximum of eight best artists. The work of short-listed candidates will be exhibited in Hanoi for two weeks in October.

During those 2 weeks, voting for the best artist will be conducted via website The winner will be announced on the last day of October.

This year’s top prize money, US$3,700, will be split: US$1,000 will be handed in cash to the winner; the remaining US$2,700 will be used to organize a solo exhibition for the artist after the competition.

Source: SGGP

Denmark’s Annual Competition honors painting talents

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

The Denmark-Viet Nam Culture Development and Exchange Fund’s (CDEF) annual contest for talented young Vietnamese with a passion for the arts began on May 27, with this year’s competition based on painting.

Subject of the Talent Prize Contest 2008 is performing art.

The contest is open to Vietnamese aged 35 and under and aims to discover and encourage original, unique and creative artists and to promote innovations in the field of painting.

Themes of previous years were music, contemporary dance and performing arts.

Vietnamese and foreign judges, including Natalia Kraevskaia, an expert on Vietnamese contemporary fine arts, overseas Vietnamese painter Le Quang Dinh, Danish art recruitment supervisor Malene Natascha Ratcliffe will choose eight of the entrants to go to the finals.

Works of these top eight will be displayed in two weeks in November in Hanoi so the public may vote on which is best.

The winner will win US$3,700, including US$1,000 in cash. The remaining money will go towards organizing the exhibition.

Those interested in become contestants can contact for further information.

Source: SGGP

Painting auction raises money for festival on Hanoi’s iconic bridge

In Vietnam Culture on September 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

Ninety nine paintings of the century-old Long Bien bridge in Hanoi will be auctioned on September 28 to raise money for the Long Bien Bridge Memory Festival on October 10-11 and support Agent Orange victims.

                   Long Bien Bridge

The festival will take place on the 1,682-meter bridge, and will feature an exhibition of photos of the steel bridge, traditional music and costume performances, and release of lanterns in the river at night.

It is being held to mark the 55th anniversary of the capital’s liberation and the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Long Bien was the first bridge to be built across the Red River in Hanoi. It was designed by famed French architect Gustave Eiffel and constructed by a French firm between 1899 and 1902.

Source: SGGP