AkzoNobel and artists complete Fresco for the Future

March 16, 2018 | 12:06
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AkzoNobel has collaborated with professional artists and amateur art enthusiasts to paint a brilliant range of 30 dynamic 3D frescoes under the project “Fresco for the Future” in Canh Duong fishing village in the central province of Quang Binh.
akzonobel and artists complete fresco for the future
AkzoNobel's signature paint brand Dulux brings soul to Canh Duong sea

AkzoNobel is a global paint and coatings company and the manufacturer of signature paint brands Dulux and Maxilite.

Starting on January 31, 2018, the project features diverse themes of history, culture, natural protection, human life, entertainment, and more.

Following the devastation caused by the Doksuri storm that ravaged the fishing village in October 2017, the frescoes help bring colour to the streets and to people’s lives as well as contributing to boost the development of the local economy. In the coming years, these frescoes will bring a new look helping to make Canh Duong an attractive tourist destination in Quang Binh.

The frescoes help bring colour to the streets and to people’s lives as well as contribute to the development of the local economy.

“The idea of this project was formed when our team saw the first fresco village in Tam Thanh, Vietnam over a year ago. We felt that the Vietnamese landscape is extremely idyllic, but poor. If we do more fresco projects like Tam Thanh in other villages, we can create a change in residents’ lives.

Therefore, we decided to go ahead with this project,” said Nguyen Viet Dung, director of GIUN9 Art Centre.

“However, we ran into some difficulties because a lot of storms hit Central Vietnam, especially Quang Binh province, while we were preparing for the project. Luckily, with the paint sponsorship of AkzoNobel Vietnam and the Quang Binh Tourism Department’s decision to turn Canh Duong into a key tourist spot of the province, we could successfully complete the project.”

The artists painted these frescoes with the premium external paint brand Dulux Weathershield—an innovative decorative paint product with a wide range of colour, which not only helps beautify the wall but also provides optimal protection from the harsh effects of extreme weather and climate change.

In order to complete this project in a very short span of time, the group of 15 artists from many provinces of Vietnam had worked hard day and night. All participating artists share the same passion for painting and dream of honouring the beauty of the Vietnamese island.

AkzoNobel Vietnam general manager Pamela Phua said: “One of the strongest commitments of AkzoNobel is to create more ‘human’ living environments across the world. And we are very proud of contributing to the success of the project.”

“AkzoNobel utilises its own key strength—protection and colours—to energise the communities and make their lives more livable and inspiring. The programme of renovating civil construction under storm-resistant standards shows our efforts to contribute to the sustainable development of Quang Binh province,” she noted.

By Anh Duc

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