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4/5/2018 3:17:19 PM

Two stone sculptures donated to Da Nang

The central city of Da Nang’s culture department has received two donated stone sculptures – Sea Wave by Norway’s Oyvin Storbaekken, and Mother’s Milk by Vietnamese Pham Hong – to install on the Han River bank and My Khe beach.

Mother’s Milk, a white marble sculpture work by Vietnamese Pham Hong, at the Han River bank. (VNS Photo Cong Thanh)

Director of the city’s Culture and Sports department, Huynh Văn Hung said the two sculptures were selected among 10 pieces.

He said the two sculptures – which were made from white marble with total cost of VND 1 billion (USD 44,000) – will decorate public locations in the city.

The two donors worked for Da Nang Sculpture Foundation in training local sculptors from 2003-06.

Sea Wave, a white marble sculpture by Norway’s Oyvin Storbaekken is installed near My Khe beach in Da Nang. (VNS Photo Cong Thanh)

Da Nang Sculpture Foundation, which was launched by Storbaekken after a visit to the city in 2001 with funding from the Norwegian government, has helped trained local stone carvers in modern techniques to meet international carving standards, and to facilitate cultural and technical exchanges in sculpturing between Vietnam and other countries between 2003-09.

Da Nang has been well-known for its stone sculptures since the 18th century.

Many can be found in Non Nuoc Village, 10km southeast of the city’s centre at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son (Marble) Mountains.

The village, which is home to 5,000 stone craftsmen, creates many stone sculptures for installation at the Han River banks./.

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