The Return of the Spoonbill Painting Exhibition is currently taking place at Lotte Mall West Lake Hanoi, featuring exceptional artwork by 15 Vietnamese artists involved in the Children’s Picture Book Illustration Project.
The artwork introduces the community, particularly children, to the endangered Spoonbill, raising awareness and inspiring action to protect these small yet invaluable birds that play a vital role in the Earth’s ecosystem.
|The paintings have received high praise from international experts and British publishers. Photo: Nha Nam Company
This initiative is a collaboration between Nha Nam Culture and Media JSC from Vietnam and the British Council in Vietnam, involving international experts who teach participants the art of painting for children’s books.
Nha Nam Company is organizing this special and free course for the first time. The project has been the culmination of more than a year of discussions and planning between Nha Nam Company, Simon & Schuster Publishing House (one of the world’s top five publishing houses), and the Pop Up Organization.
This project is part of the UK/Vietnam Season program, which celebrates 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and 30 years of the British Council’s presence in Vietnam.
|The exhibition tells the tale of the endangered spoonbill. Photo: Nha Nam Company
According to Dao Phuong Thu, an editor at Nha Nam Company, the artists have created exceptional pieces that have garnered acclaim from international experts and prestigious British publishers. These vibrant and emotive paintings have also been showcased to international audiences through art exhibitions in London and Manchester.
“Our hope is that this exhibition and project will empower Vietnamese artists to be more confident in their careers. We aim to support the training of a new generation of talented artists who can not only illustrate but also tell stories and produce remarkable picture books that can be published both within Vietnam and across the globe,” Thu said.
The exhibition will run until December 29 at Lotte Mall West Lake Hanoi, 272 Vo Chi Cong Street, Hanoi.
The paintings are also concurrently on display at the Royal Over-Seas League in London from November 24 to December 3, and at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Vertical Gallery at the Manchester School of Art from December 11 to January 7.