A presentation by Miss Phan Quynh Houng, the Director of the Center
WELCOME TO VIETNAM and THE
DANANG SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
... the best stone workshop in Vietnam
Since 2003 the Danang Sculpture Foundation
has been a meeting point for international sculptors
and Vietnamese stone carvers.
Many European sculptors have frequently used our facilities
with the help of our skilled carvers.
They have also assisted sculptors at various sculpture symposiums in Vietnam.
The main force behind the carvers' skills development is
the Norwegian sculptor, Mr. Øyvin Storbækken.
He took the initiative to establish the Center together with the
Fine Art Association of Danang City.
The Center is located at the Non Nuoc village in Danang City of Vietnam.
This village, under the famous Marble Mountains, is renowned among both
Vietnamese and foreigners for its traditional stone carving.
The Center works on a non-profit basis for the development of sculpture
in Vietnam, focusing on training poor and disadvantaged youth in the art
of carving and sculpturing and organising cultural exchanges between
Vietnamese and international sculptors.
Danang Sculpture Foundation welcomes professional sculptors from all over
the world to work at our site throughout the year, in an area of long history of
stone carving, nearby the beach with countryside life, small seafood restaurants
and a market.
We provide workshop, materials, equipment and tools for sculptors to work
with or without the assistance of our carvers.
We also provide accommodation next to the workshop with self - service
kitchen, air - conditioner, bathroom and living room
(2 double rooms and 1 single room).
Some other supporting services are picking up at the airport, help to arrange
trips to interesting places in Danang city (Cham Museum, Marble Mountains,
Non Nuoc beach, etc.) and in neighboring provinces (the three world heritages
in Central Vietnam including the ancient town of Hoi An, the old imperial capital
of Hue and the Holy Sanctuary of My Son) and to some places relating
to sculpture such as wood carving, silicon casting, bronze casting, etc.
at sculptors' requests.
Our workshop rental includes individual working spaces with power and
air connection and renting of hand, popular electronic and air tools.
Sculptors can bring their own tools if they like, especially special
tools like angle cutting machines.
Stones are charged in calculation of sizes of real use (with stated price
per each cubic meter). For better preparation, please provide me
with specific requirements of stones
Happy participants after a hard day job
Non Nuoc Stone Handicraft Village,
Mai Dang Chon street, Danang,
Da Nang, Vietnam
NON NUOC ENTRANCE
THE MARBLE MOUNTAINS
THE MARBLES MOUNTAINS
THE VIEW FROM THE MARBLE MOUNTAINS
THE BEACH NEAR THE DANANG SCULPTURE FOUNDATION
LINH UNG PAGODA
SON TRA PENINSULAR
BA NA HILL
Regarding time, we suggest to come from mid December or Christmas time until
mid Jan (for example: 3 weeks from 15 Dec to 5 Jan or from 25 Dec to 15 Jan).
This time has the best climate here (cool with sunshine, 24-25 degree C ) and
it is not so close to our Lunar New Year Holiday (last week of Jan) when
it becomes more difficult to use supporting services in our area for stone carving.
Miss Phan Quynh Houng
Director Danang Sculpture Foundation Tel: 84-511-3968120 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DANANG CITY HALL