|Calligrapher Tran Van Tuan introduces traditional calligraphic artworks for visitors at the exhibition.— VNS Photo
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Australians can enjoy the quintessence of Vietnamese culture and heritage at an exhibition that opened yesterday in Perth on the occasion of the Western Australian Heritage Festival.
The exhibition featuring Vietnamese calligraphy, water puppetry and ceramic art drew the attention of the local people, authorities and many Vietnamese living in Perth.
The Viet Nam Consulate General in Perth presented a wonderful collection of oil and lacquer paintings, photographs, pearl-shell mosaics and embroidered artworks of famous Vietnamese artists.
Calligrapher Tran Van Tuan performed his art on silk and do (poonah) paper and offered the artworks to visitors and guests at the opening ceremony.
He impressed the audience with his calligraphic works in English expressing the hope for peace, prosperity and happiness.
Addressing the public at the ceremony, Consul General Le Viet Duyen introduced the value of Vietnamese cultural heritage in the 4,000-year-old history of founding and developing the country.
|A vase representing Vietnamese ceramic art on display. Photos courtesy the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Perth.— VNS Photo
He also mentioned Viet Nam's heritage that was recognised across the world, including UNESCO Memory of the World, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural World Heritage Sites.
Simon Farben, representative of the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Western Australia, praised the uniqueness of the Vietnamese cultural heritage and lauded the important role of Vietnamese heritage that Vietnamese immigrants have brought with them in the social and cultural life of Australia.
He also expressed the desire to strengthen the relationship between the two countries through cultural cooperation and exchange.
The festival is supported by the government through the Department of the Environment National Trust Partnership Programme.
The Western Australian Heritage Festival, which is taking place until May 18, provides a range of interesting events and activities with the aim of recognising the cultural heritage of different communities in the diversified nation of Australia.
The organiser expects people from various groups to understand and exchange their historic, natural and aboriginal heritage. — VNS