Korean artists re­sumes mu­ral project in fish­ing com­mune

Viet Nam News - - LIFE&STYLE -

QUANÛ G NAM — Ten Korean artists have re­sumed paint­ing a mu­ral in the coastal Tam Thanh Com­mune in Tam Kyø City of Quaûng Nam Prov­ince.

It is part of the Korea Foun­da­tion Com­mu­nity Art Ex­change Pro­gramme.

It is two years since the team first started the project. They will now check on their ear­lier work and paint 20 new mu­rals on other houses for the rest of this month.

The city’s ad­min­is­tra­tion said Korean artists turned the old walls of 100 houses in the com­mune into colour­ful mu­rals, de­pict­ing por­traits of vil­lagers, lo­cal scenes and re­gional panora­mas in the first stage in 2016.

The com­mune then launched a com­mu­nity-based art space as part of a tourism de­vel­op­ment pi­lot project with an aim to pro­mot­ing the com­mune into a favourite eco-tour site af­ter UNESCOrecog­nised her­itage sites Hoäi An Town, Myõ Sôn Sanc­tu­ary and World bio­sphere Chamø Is­land-Hoiä An.

Tam Thanh vil­lage has a 6km coast­line and a tran­quil en­vi­ron­ment, and tourists can eas­ily con­nect from there to Tam Kyø and Hoiä An cities. It wel­comes around 500 visi­tors each day, and 2,000 tourists on week­ends.

Last year, the Tam Thanh art com­mu­nity vil­lage was awarded the 2017 Asian Town­scape Award for its colour­ful mu­rals in Fukuoka City, Ja­pan.

It’s also the first project in Vieät Nam that com­bines art space with com­mu­nity life­style.

Last year, artists from Sin­ga­pore Tech­nol­ogy and De­sign Univer­sity, Vieät Nam’s Fine Arts As­so­ci­a­tion, col­leges in Haø Noäi and lo­cal painters joined paint­ing on cor­a­cles for an exhibition in Tam Thanh Com­mune.

Pho­tog­ra­phers from South Korea, the Philip­pines and Turkey had a photo trip to the com­mune for an exhibition in Seoul and other cities in 2017. — VNS

Wall art: A tourist takes a selfie with a fish­ing mar­ket paint­ing in Tam Thanh Com­mune. — VNS Photo Coâng Thaønh

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