Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition

September 9, 2023 - September 14, 2023

Maya Gallery (Singapore) and Chau & Co Gallery (Vietnam) are proud to present Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition, a celebration of cultural unity and diplomatic partnership. Held at the prestigious Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi from September 9th to 14th, 2023, this landmark event commemorates the significant milestones of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between Singapore and Vietnam, and the 10th anniversary of their strategic partnership.

Themed "Huu Nghi," which means "friendship" in Vietnamese, this exhibition is more than just a showcase of art. It is a testament to the enduring bonds and spirit of cooperation that have united these two nations. With the theme of friendship and cooperation at its core, the exhibition delves into the shared cultural heritage, values, and aspirations that bind Singapore and Vietnam together.

Experience the creative expressions of both Vietnamese and Singaporean artists as they explore their unique interpretations of people, culture, lifestyles, and the built environment. Through an array of captivating artworks, the exhibition presents a profound dialogue between two cultures, celebrating the beauty of diversity and shared experiences.


(Vietnam) Ruslan Vu, Cao Van Thuc, Duong Manh Quyet, Nguyen Hoang Dung, Vu Hoang, Ha Chau Bao Nhi, Au Dinh Kien, Pham Thuy Tien
(Singapore) Jeffrey Wandly, Masturah Sha’ari, Hiroko Mita, P. Gnana, Terence Tan, Dominic Thian

The opening of the exhibition on September 9th will be graced by the presence of His Excellency Mr Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Vietnam, who will officiate the event.

The "Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition" is a collaborative endeavour curated by Maya Gallery from Singapore and Chau & Co Gallery from Vietnam, both leading institutions renowned for their commitment to promoting cultural exchange and artistic dialogue. It is chaired by Mr Jeffrey Wandly, First Deputy General Director, BIDV Tower JVC.

Supported by The Singapore Embassy in Hanoi and Singapore Global Network, "Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition" underscores the importance of mutual understanding and appreciation, fostering deeper connections among people.

Sponsors include:
Diamond Sponsors – Singapore Airlines; The Hanoi Club Hotel & Residences
Platinum Sponsors – BIDV Tower Joint Venture Company; Brand Craft Studios + World Trippin Media; SPA9
Gold Sponsors – Pan Pacific Hanoi; Savills Hanoi; SEN Charity; Vilai Viet Construction Joint Stock Company; dMTV Global Pte Ltd; Tradelinks Logistics & Services Co., Ltd; DFDL; Geylang Lorong 9; MKitchen; Sing Shiok; Wesco; Anytime Fitness

The exhibition follows in the footsteps of the successful 2018 showcase organised by the embassy to mark the 45th anniversary of bilateral relations. The previous exhibition received extensive media attention and coverage in Hanoi, emphasising the significance of such cultural initiatives in strengthening international bonds.

We invite you to join us in this remarkable celebration of friendship, cooperation, and cultural unity. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of art that transcends borders and languages, fostering connections that last a lifetime. Come experience the "Huu Nghi: Singapore & Vietnam 50-10 Exhibition" and be part of this incredible journey of mutual understanding and appreciation.

Saturday, 9 September 2023
Guest of Honour: 
His Excellency Mr Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Vietnam
By Invitation Only

Sunday, 10 September 2023

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam
8:30 – 17:00 daily


Like a child
(Series of 6 small paintings) 
Oil on canvas
120 x 180 cm
The Trees #1
Oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm 
Cityscape #2
Photo Collage 
80 x 80 cm 
The Story of Water
Installation with basket boat, Vietnamese Do paper, sand, net, fishing line
(On-site at Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum)
4m x 4m x 5m 
Mixed media 
70 x 90 cm 
Daily life in both countries
Calico fabric 
18 x 26 cm 
The flow of time
Oil on canvas
120 x 320 cm 
Lion Dance
Mixed media on canvas
150 x 150cm
Tranquil Reflections I
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
A Cold Morning Mist over a Flooded Field, Ninh Binh 
Oil on linen
30 x 40 cm
TRUST (Line Series)
Mixed clay
H 30 cm, 15 x 15 cm
Nostalgic Streets of Hanoi II
Original limited edition giclée print
68 x 68 cm; 78 x 78 cm (framed)
Huong River, Hue Imperial City
Ink and acrylic on Vietnamese Dó paper
240 x 120 cm