16:50 | 11/12/2015 Society
A ceremony was held at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in Hanoi on December 9 to kick off the 2015 Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition and reward the most outstanding entries.
The sculpture entitled ‘Statue of Heroic Vietnamese Mothers’ by Dinh Gia Thang won the gold medals
On display are 409 high-quality art works that were selected from 4,076 entries to the exhibition.
At the ceremony, 38 of the most outstanding fine art works were honoured with awards from the Arts Council.
The sculpture entitled ‘Statue of Heroic Vietnamese Mothers’ by Dinh Gia Thang and wood carving ‘Amida Buddha’ by Nguyen Khac Han won gold medals, worth VND50 million each.
Four silver medals (VND20 million each) went to the round bronze statue ‘Afternoon market’ by Pham Thai Binh, the oil painting entitled ‘Border in the afternoon’ by Tran Huy Oanh, the lacquer painting ‘Mediumship’ by Tran Quoc Giang and the round statue ‘Sea Turtle’ by Vu Quang Sang.
In addition, the organising board presented 12 bronze medals and 20 consolation prizes to other excellent works.
The 2015 Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition, which launched in March, is organised for artworks in various categories including painting, sculpture, performance art, graphic design, video and installation art. The entries must have been created between 2011 and 2015.
The Vietnam Fine Arts Exhibition, which is held every five years by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Fine Arts, is the largest fine arts event in the country.
The exhibition will last through December 23./.