Hue printmaking exhibit displays inspiring results of art workshop

Creative carving: An artwork made by the woodcutting technique.

Creative carving: An artwork made by the woodcutting technique.

An exhibition showcasing 113 art works in different printing techniques has opened in the central Hue City.

The works, created by 40 artists who were at the Hue Printmaking Workshop, include installation graphics, book art, truc chi, and lithographs. They conveyed various themes, from living power, love for nature to desire for broader art margins.

Some of the artists are from HCM City, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh and Quang Nam. Others are from Da Nang, Hue, and Ha Noi, including one from Thailand. They learnt and shared techniques at the workshop before starting production on particular projects. The 11-day workshop ended yesterday.

Artist Phan Hai Bang, one of the organisers of the workshop said it had succeeded in inspiring artists and students to take part in the activities of the workshop.

“Artists at the workshop have planned numerous activities right after this exhibition thanks to the power [of creation] gained during the 10 days,” said Bang.

Students also, gained more confidence in career orientation,” he added.

The workshop, which was organised by the Hue College of Art, the Viet Nam Fine Arts Association and Thua Thien-Hue Fine Arts Association, was aimed at encouraging more creativity by artists on simple and quick printmaking techniques.

“The techniques are expected to free graphic designers from the dependence on machinery and available tools. This inspires artists to be more creative as well as bring graphic designing closer to life,” said Bang.

There is no entry fee for the exhibition, which is open till July 7 at the New Space Art Foundation in 15, Le Loi Street. — VNS

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