|Visitors view photographs at the exhibition. -VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
MELBOURNE — Ten lacquer paintings by some of Việt Nam’s masters like Trần Văn Cẩn, Nguyễn Sáng, Nguyễn Tư Nghiêm and Phan Kế An and dozens of prize-wining photos have been on display at an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia.
The event has attracted many Vietnamese residents of the city, as well as other locals and tourists.
The photos feature tangible and intangible heritages of the country like Huế Imperial Citadel, Hạ Long Bay, Hội An Ancient Town, Phong Nha- Kẻ Bàng Park, gongs in the Central Highlands and Bắc Ninh duet singing.
According to Trần Thị Thu Đông, deputy director of the culture ministry’s Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition Department, lacquer is material unique to Vietnamese painting.
"The creativity of the great artists has brought about the diversity and special identity of Vietnamese lacquer art," she said.
She said she hoped the exhibition – a cultural activity celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries – would introduce Việt Nam’s landscapes, culture and arts to Australian audiences.
Trần Bá Phúc, chairman of the Vietnamese Business Association in Australia, said he appreciated the art works on display.
"The event will bring more than 320,000 Vietnamese people living in Australia closer to their homeland," he said.
The event was held in Melbourne Marriot Hotel from December 14 to 18. — VNS