Visitors to the exhibition (Source: NDO)

It is an annual activity organised in celebration of the International Day for Older Persons (October 1) and in honour of elderly painters who still devote themselves to creating precious artworks despite their age.

Most of the artists are over 70 years old, including female painter Nguyen Minh My, born in 1923. Many are renowned artists such as Nguyen Trong Cat, Tran Huy Oanh, Do Huu Hue, Ngoc Linh, Hoang Cong Luan, and Nguyen Van Chung.

Work at the exhibition (Source: NDO)

The items on show are under diverse themes and made from various materials, from lacquer, pigment, acrylic or silk, to oil and water colour.

Chairman of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association Luong Xuan Doan said the event, held from October 13 to 22, marks the reopening of the exhibition centre after the social distancing period.

Visitors are required to adhere to the Health Ministry’s rules on COVID-19 safety, including wearing face masks, disinfecting, keeping distance, and making health declaration by scanning the QR code./.