Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:13

Travis Risner

The psychedelic artist.


Although he may have started down the conventional English teaching route, it didn’t take long for Hanoi-based American artist Travis Risner to carve out a more unique niche for himself.

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:45

Maida Gayle

The abstract artist.


Despite being only in her mid-20s, in June 2016 Maida Gayle suffered a minor stroke.

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:40

Allan Kjaer

The sketch artist.


Drawn to Ho Chi Minh City for work and to fulfil a dream that was created after backpacking Vietnam, Allan Kjaer moved to Saigon nine years ago.

Published in The Big Story
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:19

Lilly Wong

Artist and teacher.


The idea is to keep evolving, growing, and then expanding. One shouldn’t stop at a finished piece,” says Lilly Wong when asked about her work.

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 18 September 2017 17:55

Shyevin S’ng

The face behind VinSpace Art Studio and the recently rebranded Vin Gallery, Malaysian artist Shyevin S’ng has been spreading the artistic vibe around Saigon for more than five years.

Published in The Final Say
Sunday, 30 August 2015 21:40

Call for Artists

Saigon Artbook calling for artists

Saigon Artbook is a dynamic, non-profit organisation that publishes and exhibits quarterly in Saigon, featuring innovative and, as yet, undiscovered Vietnamese or long-term expat artists working in the city. They are now calling for submissions to find artists for the upcoming editions in 2016.

Published in Just In
Monday, 09 February 2015 17:46

The Cartoonist

A cartoonist and a teacher, But Chi’s raison d’etre is to use the creation and appreciation of art as a way to open up the mind. Words by Hoa Le. Images provided by the artist

Published in Briefings
Thursday, 11 December 2014 21:07

Meeting of the Minds

When the painter Nguyen Dinh Dang first read post-Doi Moi literary sensation Nguyen Huy Thiep he was shocked. When he tracked Thiep down in a publishing house, a unique collaboration followed. Words and art by Nguyen Dinh Dang

Published in The Big Story
Friday, 18 July 2014 20:52

Saving Face

On a housing complex wall in Ho Chi Minh City, an anonymous story plays out in a parade of changing faces. Emma Roy-Williams ponders the thought behind these solitary thinkers. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Many Faces Of Vietnam
Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:51

The Hong Kong Connection

Tran Minh Tam - Empress Nam Phuong 6 (2014)

Even though Vietnam has developed a market for contemporary art, domestic galleries continue to invest in expensive Hong Kong exhibition space to show Vietnamese artworks. Cristina Nualart asks why this is happening and if it’s a good thing. Photos provided by Galerie Quynh,
Craig Thomas Gallery and Suzanne Lecht

Published in Arts
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