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Stone sculptures donated to Đà Nẵng

Update: April, 05/2018 - 09:00
Mother’s Milk, a white marble sculpture work by Vietnamese Phạm Hồng, at the Hàn River bank. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng’s culture department has received two donated stone sculptures – Sea Wave by Norway’s Oyvin Storbaekken, and Mother’s Milk by Vietnamese Phạm Hồng – to install on the Hàn River bank and Mỹ Khê beach.

Director of the city’s Culture and Sports department, Huỳnh Văn Hùng said the two sculptures were selected among 10 pieces.

He said the two sculptures – which were made from white marble with total cost of VNĐ1 billion (US$44,000) – will decorate public locations in the city.

The two donors worked for Đà Nẵng Sculpture Foundation in training local sculptors from 2003-06.

Sea Wave, a white marble sculpture by Norway’s Oyvin Storbaekken is installed near Mỹ Khê beach in Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Công Thành

Đà Nẵng Sculpture Foundation, which was launched by Storbaekken after a visit to the city in 2001 with funding from the Norwegian government, has helped trained local stone carvers in modern techniques to meet international carving standards, and to facilitate cultural and technical exchanges in sculpturing between Viet Nam and other countries between 2003-09.

Đà Nẵng has been well-known for its stone sculptures since the 18th century.

Many can be found in Non Nước Village, 10km southeast of the city’s centre at the foot of Ngũ Hành Sơn (Marble) Mountains.

The village, which is home to 5,000 stone craftsmen, creates many stone sculptures for installation at the Hàn River banks. — VNS

 

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