First Bill Bensley Art Gallery Opens in Vietnam
Danang, Vietnam, August 11, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / An exciting and exclusive new art experience is ready to open at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort! The Bensley Outsider Gallery will feature a collection of original works of art by internationally renowned architect and designer, Bill Bensley, which can be viewed and purchased by in-house guests and outside visitors alike.
Located at the Sky Level of the resort, the Bensley Outsider Gallery is a naturally-lit pavilion in a cobblestone courtyard. It will house 50 colourful and bold artworks, including prints and paintings. Visitors can also hear the story behind each artwork through a unique interactive storytelling approach that uses QR codes and YouTube videos.
Upon opening, the Bensley Outsider Gallery at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort will become Vietnam’s first and only Bill Bensley gallery.
“Bill Bensley has enjoyed a long relationship with our resort; he designed it and continues to do so as we change and evolve,” said Seif Hamdy, General Manager of InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. “The Bensley Outsider Gallery is a fantastic opportunity to showcase his artworks to our guests and the public. We are proud to house his only gallery in Vietnam; this adds another exceptional new experience for our guests – one of a number that we will be introducing in the coming year,” he added.
Bill Bensley is a highly-acclaimed architect, interior designer and landscape architect who has created some of Asia’s most iconic hotels and resorts. He took up painting just three years ago and the gallery’s name, “Outsider”, reflects his feeling that he is not a classically trained artist – he considers himself an outsider in the art world.
While he feels like an outsider however, Bill Bensley is certainly a talented artist. His Fauvist style of painting bursts with bright and beautiful colours, delightful forms and a touch of humour. He also strives to incorporate his trademark gift of storytelling into each piece.
Visitors will be able to purchase the featured artworks, with prices starting from USD 250. Passionate about wildlife protection, Bill will donate proceeds from his art sales to wildlife charities, including those dedicated to combating poaching in Southeast Asia.
The Bensley Outsider Gallery will be officially unveiled upon the reopening of InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, when conditions allow. It will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays, and no appointment is necessary.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is located on the spectacular natural preserve of the Son Tra Peninsula, north of Danang City, Vietnam. Designed by Bill Bensley, it is considered one of Asia’s most prestigious beach resorts.