Culture and arts connect Vietnam and Australia

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam and Australia have promoted bilateral cooperation in culture and art over the past years.  Because the two countries are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year, multiple culture and art activities are being held to bring the two peoples closer and increase their mutual understanding.
Culture and arts connect Vietnam and Australia - ảnh 1An exhibition called "Walking through a songline" is on display at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi. (photo: Australian Embassy)

An exhibition called "Walking through a songline" is on display at the Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi. Organized by the Australian Embassy, the exhibition will help the Vietnamese audience learn more about the ancient art of Australian aborigines and stories about one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

Australian Ambassador Andrew Goledzinowski said: “Digitally immersive exhibition is a way of giving the Vietnamese people a small sample, a small taste of what indigenous culture is, which is very complex, very rich. It goes back 65 thousand years, and it’s very diverse. We had this exhibition in Ho Chi Minh city for one month, and it was incredibly popular. So, I think it somehow touches the soul of the Vietnamese people the way it touches our soul.”

Along with the exhibition "Walking through a songline", the Australian Embassy plans to organize a series of activities and events in Hanoi and HCM city featuring people-to-people exchanges and bilateral cooperation in education, agriculture, trade, investment, culture, and tourism.

Culture and arts connect Vietnam and Australia - ảnh 2(Photo: Australian Embassy)

A program called "Taste of Australia" will introduce Australian cuisine and another program will connect Vietnamese alumni in Australia. The Australian Ambassador announced a children’s film screening called “the Bluey” and seminars on strengthening educational and scientific cooperation.

“The purpose of people-to-people exchanges is that we should know each other better. Once people know each other, they can make all sorts of other connections. There will be more inter-cultural exchanges like this one, I hope. We’re doing other works as well with some of the ethnic minorities in Vietnam. So, a few months ago, I was up in the northwest in a couple of the mountainous provinces, where I looked at project where Australia is helping to fund ethnic minorities to do tourism projects. Particularly, amongst the women, so it helps them, it funds them to keep their culture, to exhibit their dance, their dress, and their other cultural activities to foreign tourists. That helps them to maintain their culture, but also helps people internationally to understand the richness of Vietnam’s culture,” said the Australian Ambassador.

The Vietnam-Australia relationship has grown steadily over the past 50 years and stronger cooperation in culture and art will bring their peoples closer together.