A presentation by Miss Phan Quynh Houng, the Director of the Center

GLOBAL STONE WORKSHOP in VIETNAM

 

 

WELCOME TO VIETNAM and THE

 

DANANG SCULPTURE FOUNDATION 

 

 

 

... the best stone workshop in Vietnam 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 2003 the Danang Sculpture Foundation

 

has been 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

 

 

DANANG SCULPTURE

 

FOUNDATION

 

 

 

Non Nuoc Stone Handicraft Village,

 

Mai Dang Chon street, Danang,

 

Da Nang, Vietnam

 

 

http://www.danangsculpture.org

 

 

THANH DONG HOTEL IS SITUATED ABOUT 2 KM FROM OUR WORKSHOP.

ROOMS HERE ARE NEEDED TO BOOK AND PAY DEPOSIT OF 50% AS DEC - JAN - FEB IS HIGH SEASON FOR TOURISTS

 NON NUOC ENTRANCE

 

THE MARBLE MOUNTAINS

 

THE MARBLES MOUNTAINS

 

 

THE VIEW FROM THE MARBLE MOUNTAINS

 

THE BEACH NEAR THE DANANG SCULPTURE FOUNDATION

SHOPS NEAR THE BEACH

 

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: director@danangsculpture.org

 

 

DANANG CITY HALL