Vietnam’s lacquer paintings and photos introduced in Australia hinh anh 1At the exhibition (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - An exhibition featuring Vietnam’s lacquer paintings and artworks kicked off in Melbourne, Australia, on December 14 as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Australia-Vietnam diplomatic relations.

The event attracted a crowd of Vietnamese expats living, working and studying in Australia; locals and tourists.

The beauties of Vietnam's heritage, country and people are highlighted in lacquer paintings and photos of Vietnamese artists and photographers.

The exhibition displays 10 lacquer paintings of Tran Van Can, Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Phan Ke An, who are big names of the Vietnamese artists, and photos featuring intangible cultural heritages wining prizes in the country.

In addition, the exhibition also introduced publications to promote cultural tourism sites, creating a bridge to bring Vietnam closer to the world.

Tran Thi Thu Dong, Vice Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition (APE) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said lacquer painting is the unique material of the Vietnamese fine arts, hoping that through the exhibition, Vietnam’s cultural characteristics and famous tourist sites will be introduced to Australians.

Tran Ba Phuc, Chairman of the the Vietnam Business Association in Australia, highly appreciated the works of arts displayed at this exhibition.

According to Phuc, the exhibition will help the community of more than 320,000 overseas Vietnamese in Australia to understand more about their homeland.

Organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in cooperation with the Embassy of Vietnam and the Vietnam Business Association in Australia,  the event will last till December 18.-VNA