“For a win-win Vietnam” is a painting and literary contest for children with cancer, fatal diseases, Agent Orange, disabled, autistic and orphans. The contest was co-organized by the Sun of Hope Program (formerly Mr. Sun), the Hope Foundation, Foreign Trade University, and VnExpress online newspaper.
The 250 works on display including 200 excellent paintings and 50 best literary works created by disadvantaged children, will be introduced, conveying the message of sympathy, sharing, and optimism of pediatric patients across the country. These are all excellent works, selected by a panel of experts from more than 2,300 entries in the contest “For a Vietnam that will surely win”.
Each picture or handwritten letter carries the children’s sincere encouragement, heart and love for frontline medical staff fighting against the epidemic during the past time. Behind the works are difficult situations, missed opportunities or overcoming fate despite facing adversity, the spirit of optimism and always looking to a better future.
Painting by Nguyen Ngoc Hieu – Ben Tre SOS Village
Many children draw pictures after finishing chemotherapy, their bodies were still aching. Others were stuck at the hospital, drawing pictures to relieve their nostalgia for family and school. Some of them are children with autism who only know how to be friends with crayons. Through the works, the children show a pure and honest perspective on the life around them and yearning for a bright future.
At the exhibition, visitors can interact with some contestants in the contest, understand their own stories. To add faith and spiritual support to the children, visitors to the exhibition can buy and support the works on display in two ways: in person at the exhibition or online on the contest’s official website. The works will be sold at the prices of 500,000 VND, 5 million VND and 10 million VND. All proceeds are sent to the Hope Foundation to support pediatric patients and disadvantaged children in difficult circumstances.
The painting “Bloom time” of red Palash flowers by Karishma
At the exhibition, 3 paintings by Karishma Kannan – an Indian female painter with down syndrome were also on display. Three painting works called “Twilight”, “Bloom Time” and “Waterfalls” were painted by Karishma only for children in Vietnam, where she has lived for 8 years. The paintings are inspired by nature, representing the liberal spirit and love for life of the female artist.
Through the exhibition, Karishma hopes that her paintings will transmit positive energy to viewers. “I hope people can feel my love through my paintings. I also hope that the paintings will help children feel happy and have more energy to live,” the Indian painter shared.
Exhibition of paintings in a virtual space
In addition to the exhibition at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum until November 22, visitors can also see paintings in a 360-degree virtual space at www.vimotvietnamtathang.vn or on the contest’s official website. Those who want to buy paintings to support children can also visit the website of “For a win-win Vietnam” to choose and pay through the Vlight portal.