Craig Thomas Gallery

Craig Thomas Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City: Hours, Address, Craig Thomas Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Craig Thomas Gallery
4.5
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Founded in Ho Chi Minh City in 2009, Craig Thomas Gallery represents numerous award winning contemporary Vietnamese artists working in painting, sculpture and mixed media. CTG gallery space hosts a regular series of curated exhibitions of emerging and mid-career Vietnamese artists. Thành lập năm 2009 tại thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Craig Thomas Gallery đại diện cho nhiều hoạ sỹ đương đại Việt Nam đã giành các giải thưởng trong các lĩnh vực hội hoạ, điêu khắc, và các thể loại khác. CTG đã tổ chức đều đặn các triển lãm được giám tuyển cho các hoạ sỹ Việt Nam mới nổi và các hoạ sỹ đã tạo dựng được danh tiếng.
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
two rooms
Dec 2019
this gallery was not worth the effort to find it. it is just two rooms, one with oil paintings that you probably pay by square meter, even if the color is not dry yet and therefore it smells. the second room looked more like it is used for storing paintings stanting on the wall.
Written December 26, 2019
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lorraine m
22 contributions
World class art
Jun 2019 • Friends
I am so glad I was able to visit this wonderful gallery. It is not big but an amazing and well appointed space for the display of exciting works by Vietnamese artists.
Written June 24, 2019
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C. Herz
1 contribution
A must-see for every art lover!
Jan 2019 • Business
For all art enthusiast visiting Saigon, I highly recommend the Craig Thomas Gallery.
A wonderful collection of contemporary Vietnamese art with friendly, helpful and very competent staff. Definitely worth a visit for those searching for exciting Vietnamese treasures!
Written February 4, 2019
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Tobias A.
1 contribution
Intense!
Jan 2019 • Couples
Very nice exhibition space in the center of HCMC. Came to see a series of paintings by the Vietnamese painter Pham Thanh Toan and was highly impressed and surprised by the kind of 'more intense' artworks this country has to offer. Would definitely come for another show in the future.
Written January 24, 2019
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Clive L
8 contributions
Inspiration
Jun 2018 • Solo
I had been meaning to visit this place for the last year. I was not disappointed. Craig was very hospitable and welcoming and his gallery of artists work was totally awe inspiring. The gallery is a little off the beaten track but is very accessible, well sign posted and with a little help from Google maps I managed to find it very easily. Once you arrive, you are presented with an ensemble of vertical bicycles that set the tone for a visual journey through the soul of (for me anyway) Vietnam’s finest artists. The work ranges from fine detailed silk paintings to bold wood cut painted panels, the downright abstract and graphic illustrations depicting the life of the people of Vietnam. It is sublimely peaceful, thought evoking and great place to loose yourself if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Written June 16, 2018
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Lovely Linda
Nice, France26 contributions
Fascinating Gallery with great and involved Director
Dec 2017
Terrific and relevant art exhibits--well located and curated contemporary Art Gallery. Wonderful way to be exposed to the Vietnam art scene
Written April 1, 2018
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travelerlse
40 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Dec 2017 • Couples
We were very interested in the art scene and so glad we found Craig Thomas Gallery. What a lovely gallery with beautiful works.
Written January 6, 2018
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huongsessorjay92
Macon, GA4 contributions
Beautiful works, awesome gallery owner
Jul 2017 • Friends
I wanted to have a good art tour when I visited Saigon, and Craig Thomas Gallery came as one of the top places, along with The Factory, Quynh Galerie (sadly closed at the moment). The entrance was a bit hard to find as it's in an alley, but I love the quiet, picturesque villa space the gallery was in. The works on display were beautiful, they also kept most other works on the website in storage, and brought down for me to see any piece that I like.

Had a great convo with Craig the owner, though from America yet he has been a gallery man in Vietnam for > 10 years now, very knowledgeable & passionate. I think what sets this gallery different is that they focus on discovering & promoting young contemporary artists: find new talents every year, curate exhibitions for them & promote them to collectors & art lovers. Many artists have become famous after having their first solo show here, then being chased after by other galleries, both in Vietnam & abroad. So it's good to follow as they discover new artists, when the price hasn't been raised as the artists get more popular.

Heard they serve snacks & drinks during exhibit opening night. Will definitely be back to experience that. Free entrance & made me feel welcomed, which made me favor this place more than other intimidating/unfriendly-to-Vietnamese commercial galleries in Saigon.
Written September 5, 2017
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Redrugby1
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Specialised style works
Jul 2016 • Couples
The gallery was discovered on a "street ramble" on my way back from the Fine arts gallery. The single artist exhibit was interesting but very specialised media works, which indicates that the gallery likely covers an eclectic range of artists and styles.
Would be a good place to visit if one were visiting more often to view the differing art genres. Depending on your preference but a visit could be 5 mins or an hour. (If you discuss the exhibition with the gallery attendant.)
Written August 31, 2016
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PhuketKiwi
Cherngtalay, Thailand239 contributions
A visit to the new gallery - 165 Calmette Street near the HCMC Fine Arts Museum.
Feb 2016 • Family
Visited Craig Thomas's new spot during TET and was lucky enough to meet Craig. Very passionate about his art and developing a market for local talent - which was definitely on view in this space. Will return again.
Written April 1, 2016
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