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“Hoi Ann Art Tour”

The Original Artists of Hoi An Discover Tour
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was a refreshing change from museums and historic sites. In Hoi An one is bombarded with endless galleries all selling similar paintings so it was refreshing to visit galleries with original works by local artists and to hear these artists telling their stories. Susan made our art tour such fun, having done all the hard work researching the local artists so all we had to do was sit back and enjoy. And we certainly did!

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Jeannie160
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Art lovers will love this Walking Art Tour! Our host Sue Halliday, had great insight into the local Art scene, which made the morning both educational and interesting. We were able to visit some wonderful galleries and meet the artists behind the original Art works. Sue's eclectic style and humour, makes for an enjoyable morning. Our purchased Art piece will hang proudly in our home. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Tania W
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Sue's walking tour is a unique experience in Hoi An! There is so much beautiful art in Hoi An, that it can be hard to pick! Sue's great insight and knowledge of the local art scene is invaluable to the art lover travelling to Hoi An. She has done all the hard work for you, and found an excellent variety of artists and galleries in Hoi An. It is great to meet the artists and talk about their experiences. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Sagen W
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

There is 'art' everywhere in Hoi An. Most of it is mass produced and while it looks pretty, many people want to get the real deal. But you could spend years trying to understand the local art scene, figure out where to go and what to buy. Sue's tour has done all the hard work for you. Her knowledge of the history and culture of Hoi An is obvious, and her relationships with the artists are real and beautiful. I know that when i make a purchase, i will be supporting real local artists and thus helping them to follow their passions. The artworks are beautiful, and you know you will go away with a one-of-a-kind piece.I was so happy to learn about the true art of lacquering, which is so different to what the cheap tourist shops sell. Even if you dont know anything about art, it is wonderful to come and look at genuine works. And there is a discount for buyers!
Highly Recommended

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Hoi An is renowned for its architecture, great food and beautiful countryside, however, we saw another side of Hoi An by doing this tour. Tour leader and artist Susan Halliday shows you 'Her Hoi An'. She takes you to local galleries (some you would have difficulty finding) where you not only have the opportunity to view original artworks...she also introduces you to the artists, who are quite willing to answer any questions you may have about their art/style. Susan's discourse throughout the morning is both educational and entertaining and the time just flies. It seemed in no time at all (actually a couple of hours) we were bussed to Susan's Vietnamese home and gallery to view her private collection and enjoy a short DVD on the intricacies of producing lacquer art. A cool drink and Viet finger food was enjoyed while sitting in the beautiful bonsai garden. It was an exhilarating morning and gave us a special appreciation of Art and the Artists of Hoi An. A tour not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank TarteTatin1
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