The moss-covered walls of a humble fishing village have been brightened up with murals following an extensive art project.
Trung Thanh Village in Tam Thanh Commune by the seashore at Tam Kỳ City in the central province of Quảng Nam is now full of art thanks to the Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme that finished a project yesterday.
Five artists from South Korea and 12 volunteers from both Viet Nam and South Korea joined the programme. Even locals struggled to contain their excitement, as they volunteered to help clean and paint the walls.
The project involved turning the old walls of 100 houses in the village to colourful murals, depicting portraits of villagers and local scenes and more regional panoramas, said Trần Diệu Ly, co-ordinator of the project.
“Trung Thanh Village was selected for this programme because its population density was high,” said Ly.
“The houses are close to each other and that makes it easy to create a special effect like an art gallery.”
His face lit up when Võ Ngọc Liên, 72, looked at the fresh paintings on his walls.
“I couldn’t imagine that my old-fashioned house can be brilliant like this,” he said.