Recently, Duy completed his role as the Creative Director of the Australia – Vietnam Mural Village in Cao Lanh, Dong Thap Province, a community art project funded by the Australian Embassy in Vietnam.
Conceptualised by Duy, thirty artists from Australia and Vietnam painted the murals onto 800m2 of wall area along the Tien River in Tan Tich Hamlet, Tinh Thoi Commune, Cao Lanh.
“[In these murals] we wanted to achieve an ingenious blend of traditional beauty, some modern twists, and daily life moments of the residents,” Duy said of his idea behind the Mural Village.
With the new Cao Lanh Bridge across the Tien River opening recently, residents in the Mural Village can now also welcome a brand-new look for their hometown.
“Creative direction is not simply about coming up with new ideas or designing beautiful products, but also about communicating these ideas, listening to feedback, working with each other to improve the ideas and turning them into something that will benefit the community,” Duy explained.